Sergei Makarov (ice hockey)
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2016|
19 June 1958 |
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
|National team||Soviet Union|
|NHL Draft||231st overall, 1983
|Representing Soviet Union|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1984 Sarajevo||Ice hockey|
|1988 Calgary||Ice hockey|
|1980 Lake Placid||Ice hockey|
|1978 Czechoslovakia||Ice hockey|
|1979 Soviet Union||Ice hockey|
|1981 Sweden||Ice hockey|
|1982 Finland||Ice hockey|
|1983 West Germany||Ice hockey|
|1986 Soviet Union||Ice hockey|
|1989 Sweden||Ice hockey|
|1990 Switzerland||Ice hockey|
|1987 Austria||Ice hockey|
|1985 Czechoslovakia||Ice hockey|
|1991 Finland||Ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
|1977 Czechoslovakia||Ice hockey|
|1978 Canada||Ice hockey|
Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Russian: Серге́й Михайлович Макаров; born 19 June 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.
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 bronze in 1980 as a member of the USSR team. In the famous 1980 Olympic hockey game against the United States, dubbed the "Miracle on Ice," Makarov scored the Soviet's second of three goals which, at the time, enabled his team to take a 2-1 lead. In the Soviet Union, Makarov played 11 championship seasons with CSKA Moscow (Red Army), winning the Soviet Player of the Year award (also known as Soviet MVP) three times, getting named to the Soviet League All-Star Team ten 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).
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. 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.
In the 1996–97 season, Sergei made two comeback attempts, first with the Dallas Stars, for whom he played four games between November 15-29, followed by playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron in Switzerland's Nationalliga A with former teammates Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khomutov.
In 2001 Makarov was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame during the Ice Hockey World Championship in Germany. On 27 June, 2016, it was announced that he would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 14, 2016 along with Eric Lindros, Rogie Vachon and Pat Quinn (posthumously).
Makarov is again divorced, and is living in Russia. His ex-wife and children, son Nick and daughter Katerina, 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.
Makarov's son, Nick, attends Fordham University and is the Co-Founder of SamePage, an online, interactive news platform that gets high school and college students involved with current events.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior Int'l Totals||14||12||11||23||8|
|Senior Int'l Totals||145||83||89||172||129|
- IIHF Centennial All-Star Team
- Panorama of the 1984 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1985. p. 37.
- Sergey Makarov at Hockey CCCP International
- Sergei Makarov's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Sergei Makarov's player profile at NHL.com
- Sergei Makarov (ice hockey) profile at Eurohockey.com
|Soviet Scoring Champion
1980, 1981, 1982
|Soviet Scoring Champion
1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
|Winner of the Calder Trophy