Nikolai Drozdetsky

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Nikolai Drozdetsky
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Drozdetsky's grave in Kolpino
Born (1957-06-14)June 14, 1957
Kolpino, Soviet Union
Died November 25, 1995(1995-11-25) (aged 38)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for SKA Leningrad
HC CSKA Moscow
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1974–1995
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1984 Sarajevo Team

Nikolai Vladimirovich Drozdetsky (Russian: Николай Владимирович Дроздецкий) (June 14, 1957 in Kolpino, Soviet Union – November 25, 1995 in St. Petersburg, Russia) was a Russian ice hockey right winger, who competed for the USSR. He played for SKA Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) from 1974–1979, then for CSKA Moscow (Red Army team) 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 from 1989–1995.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] He led all goal scorers at the 1984 Olympics with ten goals in seven games, and also led the Soviet team with 12 points.

He died from complications of diabetes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey. Azhockey.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-02.
  2. ^ Team CCCP Players Info: Nikolay DROZDETSKY (Николай ДРОЗДЕЦКИЙ). Chidlovski.net. Retrieved on 2011-11-02.
  3. ^ A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey. Azhockey.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-02.

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Preceded by
Vladislav Tretiak
Soviet MVP
1984
Succeeded by
Sergei Makarov