Sergei Kharin

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Sergei Kharin
Born (1963-02-20) February 20, 1963 (age 54)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
NHL Draft 240th overall, 1989
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1980–2001

Sergei Anatolievich Kharin (born February 20, 1963 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a retired professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

He played briefly in the National Hockey League and the Soviet Hockey League, for the Winnipeg Jets and Krylia Sovetov Moscow. He was the first Soviet born player to play a regular season game for the Jets. He also played on the Soviet Union's 1987 Canada Cup team, as well as for the Muskegon Fury in the United Hockey League.

Coaching career[edit]

On January 22, 2016, Kharin was named the Director of Hockey Operations for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).[1] Following the firing of former head coach John Gruden on February 17, 2016, Kharin was named the interim head coach of the Firebirds.[2] The next day, OHL commissioner David Branch suspended the Firebirds' owner Rolf Nilsen and his appointees on the management and coaching staff, including Kharin, from hockey operations until further notice.[3]


Sergei's son Anton played for three years at Rochester Institute of Technology before joining the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League in 2009. Sergei, who played for the Muskegon team when it was known as the Fury, came out of retirement to play one more game on April 10, 2009, sharing a forward line with his son on the Lumberjacks. They became the first father and son to skate together in the IHL.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Firebirds Change Organizational Structure". January 22, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sipple, George (February 17, 2016). "Flint Firebirds fire coaches for second time this season". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ Sipple, George; Jahnke, James (February 18, 2016). "Flint Firebirds owner suspended; OHL investigating". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "First Father/Son Combination to Play in IHL for Jacks". April 2, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2016.