Nikolai Drozdetsky

Nikolai Vladimirovich Drozdetsky (Russian: Николай Владимирович Дроздецкий, 14 June 1957 – 25 November 1995) was a Russian ice hockey right winger. He played for SKA Leningrad in 1974–1979, then for HC CSKA Moscow from 1979 until part way through the 1986/87 season, when he played again for Leningrad, until 1989. He finished his career with Borås HC in Sweden, where he played in 1989–1995.[2] He was named most valuable player of the Soviet elite league in 1984. He scored 252 goals in 503 league games and 64 goals in 109 international games with the Soviet national team.[3]

Nikolai Drozdetsky
Nikolai Drozdetsky.jpg
Born (1957-06-14)14 June 1957
Kolpino, Russian SFSR, USSR[1]
Died 25 November 1995(1995-11-25) (aged 38)
St. Petersburg, Russia[1]
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for SKA Leningrad
HC CSKA Moscow
Borås HC
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1974–1995

Drozdetsky played on the Soviet national team in 1981, 1982, 1984, and 1985, which won the IIHF World Championships in 1981 and 1982, the Olympic Gold medal in 1984, the 1981 Canada Cup, and the 1981, 1982, and 1985 European championships.[2] He was the top goal scorer at the 1984 Olympics with ten goals in seven games, and also led the Soviet team with 12 points.[1]

He died from complications of diabetes.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75 SKA Leningrad USSR 6 1 1 2 2
1975–76 SKA Leningrad USSR 31 6 7 13 4
1976–77 SKA Leningrad USSR 16 3 3 6 20
1977–78 SKA Leningrad USSR 27 15 14 29 21
1978–79 SKA Leningrad USSR 41 27 17 44 72
1979–80 CSKA Moscow USSR 41 31 18 49 22
1980–81 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 30 28 58 21
1981–82 CSKA Moscow USSR 46 28 16 44 25
1982–83 CSKA Moscow USSR 42 17 18 35 16
1983–84 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 31 20 51 34
1984–85 CSKA Moscow USSR 39 12 11 23 28
1985–86 CSKA Moscow USSR 31 12 8 20 20
1986–87 CSKA Moscow USSR 7 3 2 5 2
1986–87 SKA Leningrad USSR 14 13 1 14 4
1987–88 SKA Leningrad USSR 30 8 9 17 20
1988–89 SKA Leningrad USSR 42 13 17 30 20
1989–90 Borås HC SWE III 34 41 42 83 152
1990–91 Borås HC SWE III 34 42 46 88 104
1991–92 Borås HC SWE II 28 24 20 44 80
1992–93 Borås HC SWE II 26 12 33 45 56
1993–94 Borås HC SWE II 32 13 28 41 60
1994–95 Borås HC SWE II 31 8 17 25 69
USSR totals 501 250 190 440 331
SWE II totals 117 57 98 155 265

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1975 Soviet Union EJC 5 3 0 3 4
1976 Soviet Union WJC 0 2 2
1981 Soviet Union WC 8 5 6 11 4
1981 Soviet Union CC 7 2 2 4 2
1982 Soviet Union WC 8 1 0 1 2
1984 Soviet Union OG 7 10 2 12 2
1985 Soviet Union WC 10 5 7 12 4
Senior totals 40 23 17 40 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nikolai Drozdetsky". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey. Azhockey.com. Retrieved on 2 November 2011.
  3. ^ Team CCCP Players Info: Nikolay DROZDETSKY (Николай ДРОЗДЕЦКИЙ). Chidlovski.net. Retrieved on 2 November 2011.

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Preceded by
Vladislav Tretiak
Soviet MVP
1984
Succeeded by
Sergei Makarov