|Sergei Viktorovich Starikov
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 198 pounds
Born: 12.4.58 Chelyabinsk, Russia
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Joined the San Diego Gulls (IHL) after the 90-91 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Much was made about the arrival of Starikov, being that he was Slava Fetisov's defense partner on the Red Army team
(The two would appear together on the cover of Sports Illustrated.) and part of the first wave of Russians to come play
in the NHL.
Some things just don't work out. Starikov would be sent down to Utica during the 89-90 season and would finish his
North American career in the minors, which included one more season in Utica, then two seasons with the Gulls in the
To this day, though, he still lives in New Jersey and works as an instructor at the Rock Ice Pavillion in Dunellen.
He also was an assistant coach at one time or another for HC Sibir Novosibirsk, Dynamo Moscow, and Barys Astana,
all of the KHL, and had worked as an assistant in the Kazakhstan national program for a year. His last job anywhere,
however, was in 2011.
|Entry Draft: 1989 Eighth Round Pick (152nd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils