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Evgeny Belosheikin
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
Teams SKA St. Petersburg
CSKA Moscow
Nationality Flag of Russia Russian
Born April 17, 1966(1966-04-17),
Sakhalin, Soviet Union
Died November 18 1999 (aged 33),
Saint Petersburg, Russia
NHL Draft 232nd overall, 1991
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 1983 – 1997


Evgeny Vladimirovich Belosheikin (Евгений Белошейкин) (April 17, 1966 – November 18, 1999) was a professional ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League. He played for the CSKA Moscow and SKA Leningrad. He also played on the Soviet Union's 1987 Canada Cup and Rendez-vous '87 teams.

In 1986 Belosheikin was named the outstanding goaltender of the 1986 World Junior Championship in Hamilton, Canada. During the tournament the U.S.S.R went undefeated, winning 7 games and surrendering only 14 goals. A year later he was also named the outstanding goaltender in the 1987 Calgary Cup, a pre-olympic tournament that took place just before the 1987 Canada Cup. On New Year's Eve 1986, Belosheikin led the Soviets to a 4-1 win over Canada. Belosheikin would end his international career on February 2, 1988 with a 4-1 win in an exhibition game against Finland.

Though he was considered the heir apparent to Vladislav Tretiak as the next great Soviet goaltender, Belosheikin suffered problems with alcoholism. After being drugged and robbed after a night of drinking with teammate Alexei Gusarov, he suffered liver and vision problems, which hastened the end his career. In 1991 the Edmonton Oilers selected him in the 11th round, 232nd overall in the NHL Entry Draft, though Belosheikin reported to camp that year, he was immediately sent to the Oilers Cape Breton affiliate where he played only 3 games. Belosheikin never did play a game in the NHL.

Belosheikin committed suicide on November 18, 1999.

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