Sergei Kapustin

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Sergei Kapustin
Born (1953-02-13)13 February 1953
Ukhta, URS
Died 4 June 1995(1995-06-04) (aged 42)
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Krylya Sovetov
HC CSKA Moscow
HC Spartak Moscow
National team  Soviet Union
NHL Draft 141st overall, 1982
New York Rangers
Playing career 1971–1988
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Gold 1976 Team

Sergei Alekseevich Kapustin (13 February 1953 in Ukhta, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union – 4 June 1995) was an ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League. He played for HC CSKA Moscow, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, and HC Spartak Moscow.

Kapustin played thirteen seasons with the Soviet Union national team. He was part of the team that won seven Gold Medals at the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983. Kapustin was voted to the first All Star team at the 1978 and 1981 tournaments. He played for the Soviet Union team in the 1974 Summit Series, the 1976 Canada Cup, the Gold Medal team at the 1976 Winter Olympics, the 1979 Challenge Cup, and the 1981 Canada Cup. He was voted the "best forward" award at the 1978 Izvestia Cup.

Sergei Kapustin was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975. He retired in December 1985 after that year's Izvestia Cup tournament. He died of a heart attack in 1995 at age 42.

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