March 31, 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
CSKA Moscow (KHL)
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
|NHL Draft||189th overall, 2005
Columbus Blue Jackets
Kirill Olegovich Starkov (Russian:Кирилл Олегович Старков, born March 31, 1987 in Sverdlovsk, USSR), is a professional Danish ice hockey player. He is playing for IK Oskarshamn in the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan. He has previously played for CSKA Moscow, Syracuse Crunch, Youngstown Steelhounds, Red Deer Rebels, Frölunda HC, Timrå IK and Esbjerg IK.
Starkov's father Oleg was also a professional hockey player who played for CSKA Moscow and Sverdlovsk Avtomobilist before moving to Denmark to play for Esbjerg IK. As a result, Kirill was born in Russia to Russian parents but spent most of his childhood in Esbjerg. After turning eighteen, Kirill applied for and received Danish citizenship, making him eligible to play for the Danish national ice hockey team. He first represented Denmark at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Kirill Starkov was named Rookie of the Year of the Danish Elite League for the 2002-03 season. While playing for various junior teams for Frölunda HC, he won the Swedish Junior 18 national championships in 2004 and 2005 as well as the Swedish Junior 20 national title in 2005.