Nikolai Drozdetsky

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Nikolai Drozdetsky
Nikolai Drozdetsky.jpg
Born (1957-06-14)14 June 1957
Kolpino, Russia[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
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1974–1995

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]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nikolai Drozdetsky". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  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