Sergei Makarov

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Sergei Makarov
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Born (1958-06-19) June 19, 1958 (age 56)
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks
Dallas Stars
Soviet
Traktor Chelyabinsk
CSKA Moscow
Nationalliga A
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
National team  Soviet Union
NHL Draft 231st overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1976–1997
Sergei Makarov
Medal record
Competitor for Soviet Union Soviet Union
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver 1980 Lake Placid Ice hockey
Gold 1984 Sarajevo Ice hockey
Gold 1988 Calgary Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 1978 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Gold 1979 Soviet Union Ice hockey
Gold 1981 Sweden Ice hockey
Gold 1982 Finland Ice hockey
Gold 1983 West Germany Ice hockey
Bronze 1985 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Gold 1986 Soviet Union Ice hockey
Silver 1987 Austria Ice hockey
Gold 1989 Sweden Ice hockey
Gold 1990 Switzerland Ice hockey
Bronze 1991 Finland Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 1977 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Gold 1978 Canada Ice hockey
NHL Challenge Cup
Gold 1979 New York City Team
Canada Cup
Gold 1981 Canada Team

Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Russian: Серге́й Михайлович Макаров; born June 19, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian former ice hockey right wing and two-time Olympic gold medalist. He was voted one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federation's (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries.[1]

Makarov was trained entirely in the Soviet Union. He won two World Junior Championships, and was named the best player during his second victory in 1978. Makarov was also on the gold-winning Soviet national ice hockey team in the World Championships in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989 and 1990 and in the Canada Cup in 1981. At the Winter Olympics, he won the gold medal in 1984 and 1988 and a silver in 1980 as a member of the USSR team. In the Soviet Union, Makarov played 11 championship seasons with CSKA Moscow (Red Army), winning the Soviet player of the year award eight times, MVP three times, and leading the league in points nine times and goals three times. Together with Igor Larionov and Vladimir Krutov, they formed the KLM line, one of the most talented and feared lines ever to play hockey. He was awarded Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1984).[2]

In 1989, Makarov was allowed by the Soviet Union to join the National Hockey League and the Calgary Flames. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year at the age of 31 (as a result, the rules were changed and now only players under 26 qualify for the award – the Makarov Rule). At 25.9% his shooting percentage was the highest of all NHL players, including Gretzky. Makarov also played for the San Jose Sharks from 1993 to 1995. For the 1995–96 season Makarov was dropped from the Sharks’ roster and did not play and became an assistant coach for the Russian national team during the World Cup. In the time Makarov was in the NHL, nobody over the age of 31 scored more goals.

After separating from his first wife Vera in Calgary, he met Mary, who had worked for the San Jose Sharks in the ticket sales. They married and had two children, Nicky and Katya.

In the 1996–97 season, Sergei made two comeback attempts, first with the Dallas Stars, for whom he played four games, followed by playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland's Nationalliga A with former teammates Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khomutov.

Makarov is again divorced, and is living in Russia. His ex-wife and children, son Nicky and daughter Katya, still live in California. Makarov still works as a certified player agent who acts as a liaison for young Russians wanting to play in North America.

In 2001 Sergei was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame during the Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Traktor Chelyabinsk Soviet 11 1 0 1 4
1977–78 Traktor Chelyabinsk Soviet 36 18 13 31 10
1978–79 CSKA Moscow Soviet 44 18 21 39 12
1979–80 CSKA Moscow Soviet 44 29 39 68 16
1980–81 CSKA Moscow Soviet 49 42 37 79 22
1981–82 CSKA Moscow Soviet 46 32 43 75 18
1982–83 CSKA Moscow Soviet 30 25 17 42 6
1983–84 CSKA Moscow Soviet 44 36 37 73 28
1984–85 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 26 39 65 28
1985–86 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 30 32 62 28
1986–87 CSKA Moscow Soviet 40 21 32 53 26
1987–88 CSKA Moscow Soviet 51 23 45 68 50
1988–89 CSKA Moscow Soviet 44 21 33 54 42
1989–90 Calgary Flames NHL 80 24 62 86 55 6 0 6 6 0
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 78 30 49 79 44 3 1 0 1 0
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 68 22 48 70 60
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 71 18 39 57 40
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 30 38 68 78 14 8 2 10 4
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 43 10 14 24 40 11 3 3 6 4
1996–97 HC Fribourg-Gottéron Nationalliga A 6 3 2 5 2
1996–97 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 0
Soviet totals 519 322 388 710 290
NHL totals 424 134 250 384 317 34 12 11 23 8

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1977 Soviet Union WJC 1 7 4 4 8 4
1978 Soviet Union WJC 1 7 8 7 15 4
Junior Int'l Totals 14 12 11 23 8
1978 Soviet Union WC 1 10 3 2 5 5
1979 Soviet Union WC 1 8 8 4 12 6
1980 Soviet Union Oly 2 7 5 6 11 2
1981 Soviet Union WC 1 8 3 5 8 12
1981 Soviet Union CC 1 7 3 6 9 0
1982 Soviet Union WC 1 10 6 7 13 8
1983 Soviet Union WC 1 10 9 9 18 18
1984 Soviet Union Oly 1 7 3 3 6 6
1984 Soviet Union CC 3 6 6 1 7 4
1985 Soviet Union WC 3 10 9 5 14 8
1986 Soviet Union WC 1 10 4 4 18 12
1987 Soviet Union WC 2 10 4 10 14 8
1987 Soviet Union CC 2 9 7 8 15 8
1988 Soviet Union Oly 1 8 3 8 11 10
1989 Soviet Union WC 1 10 5 3 8 8
1990 Soviet Union WC 1 7 2 1 3 8
1991 Soviet Union WC 3 8 3 7 10 6
Senior Int'l Totals 145 83 89 172 129

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF Centennial All-Star Team
  2. ^ Panorama of the 1984 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1985. p. 37. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Boris Mikhailov
Soviet MVP
1980
Succeeded by
Vladislav Tretiak
Preceded by
Nikolai Drozdetsky
Soviet MVP
1985
Succeeded by
Viacheslav Fetisov
Preceded by
Igor Larionov
Soviet MVP
1989
Succeeded by
Andrei Khomutov
Preceded by
Vladimir Petrov
Soviet Scoring Champion
1980, 1981, 1982
Succeeded by
Helmuts Balderis
Preceded by
Helmuts Balderis
Soviet Scoring Champion
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Succeeded by
Dmitri Kvartalnov
Preceded by
Brian Leetch
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1990
Succeeded by
Ed Belfour