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Sergei Viktorovich Starikov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Ста́риков) (born December 4, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian ice hockey coach, who competed as defenseman for the Soviet national team.

Sergei Starikov
Sergei Starikov in Hackensack.jpg
Sergei Starikov in 2005
Born (1958-12-04) December 4, 1958 (age 60)
Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Traktor Chelyabinsk
CSKA Moscow
New Jersey Devils
National team  Soviet Union
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 1989
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1976–1993

Sergei Starikov won 9 national titles in the Soviet Union. Participating in 3 Olympic Tournaments, Sergei won 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal. He would appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming one of the first Soviet players to wear an NHL uniform when he joined the New Jersey Devils in 1989 along with his friend and defensive partner from the Soviet team, Viacheslav Fetisov. He made his NHL debut on October 5, 1989.

He lives in New Jersey and currently is an instructor at ProSkate Ice Rink. Sergei currently coaches Barys of the KHL in Kazakhstan. Sergei just signed a one-year deal to be an assistant coach with HC Sibir Novosibirsk, a Russian hockey team in the KHL.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Metallurg Chelyabinsk USSR III
1976–77 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 35 2 4 6 28
1977–78 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 36 3 5 8 26
1978–79 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 44 6 8 14 34
1979–80 CSKA Moscow USSR 39 10 8 18 14
1980–81 CSKA Moscow USSR 49 4 8 12 26
1981–82 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 1 4 5 14
1982–83 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 6 14 20 14
1983–84 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 11 7 18 20
1984–85 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 3 10 13 12
1985–86 CSKA Moscow USSR 37 3 2 5 6
1986–87 CSKA Moscow USSR 34 4 2 6 8
1987–88 CSKA Moscow USSR 38 2 11 13 12
1988–89 CSKA Moscow USSR 30 3 3 6 4
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 16 0 1 1 8
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 43 8 11 19 14 4 0 3 3 0
1990–91 Utica Devils AHL 51 2 7 9 26
1991–92 San Diego Gulls IHL 70 7 31 38 42 4 0 0 0 0
1992–93 San Diego Gulls IHL 42 0 9 9 12
USSR totals 510 58 86 144 218

InternationalEdit

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
  1984 Sarajevo Team
  1988 Calgary Team
  1980 Lake Placid Team
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1976 Soviet Union EJC 4 0 0 0 6
1977 Soviet Union WJC 7 1 2 3 2
1978 Soviet Union WJC 7 1 5 6 2
1979 Soviet Union WC 1 0 1 1 2
1980 Soviet Union OG 7 1 6 7 0
1983 Soviet Union WC 10 1 4 5 0
1984 Soviet Union OG 7 1 1 2 2
1984 Soviet Union CC 6 0 3 3 2
1985 Soviet Union WC 10 0 4 4 2
1986 Soviet Union WC 10 0 2 2 0
1987 Soviet Union WC 10 4 2 6 8
1988 Soviet Union OG 5 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 18 2 7 9 10
Senior totals 65 7 25 32 20

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