Sergei Starikov

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Sergei Starikov
Sergei Starikov in Hackensack.jpg
Sergei Starikov in 2005
Born (1958-12-04) December 4, 1958 (age 58)
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Traktor Chelyabinsk
CSKA Moscow
New Jersey Devils
National team  Soviet Union
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 1989
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1976–1993
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1984 Sarajevo Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Calgary Team
Silver medal – second place 1980 Lake Placid Team

Sergei Viktorovich Starikov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Ста́риков) (born December 4, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union) is a Russian ice hockey coach, who competed as defenseman for the Soviet national team.

Sergei Starikov won 9 national titles in the Soviet Union. Participating in 3 Olympic Tournaments, Sergei won 2 Gold and 1 Silver medal. He would appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming one of the first Soviet players to wear an NHL uniform when he joined the New Jersey Devils in 1989 along with his friend and defensive partner from the Soviet team, Viacheslav Fetisov.

He lives in New Jersey and currently is an instructor at Pro Skate. Sergei currently coaches Barys of the KHL in Kazakhstan. Sergei just signed a one-year deal to be an assistant coach with HC Sibir Novosibirsk, a Russian hockey team in the KHL.

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