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Kirill Starkov
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
ALL Team
F. Teams
Rögle BK
Frölunda HC
CSKA Moscow (KHL)
Born March 31 1987 (1987-03-31) (age 29),
Yekaterinburg, USSR
NHL Draft 189th overall, 2005
Columbus Blue Jackets
Pro Career 2005 – present

Kirill Olegovich Starkov (Russian:Кирилл Олегович Старков, born March 31, 1987 in Yekaterinburg, USSR), is a professional Danish ice hockey player. He is playing for Timrå IK of the Swedish Elite League. He has previously played for CSKA Moscow, Syracuse Crunch, Youngstown Steelhounds, Red Deer Rebels, Frölunda HC and Esbjerg IK.

Playing careerEdit

Starkov's father Oleg was also a professional hockey player who played for CSKA Moscow and Sverdlovsk Avtomobilist before moving to Denmark to play for Esbjerg IK. As a result, Kirill was born in Russia to Russian parents but spent most of his childhood in Esbjerg. After turning eighteen, Kirill applied for and received Danish citizenship, making him eligible to play for the Danish national ice hockey team. He represented Denmark at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow, Russia.

Kirill Starkov was named Rookie of the Year of the Danish Elite League for the 2002-03 season. While playing for various junior teams for Frölunda HC, he won the Swedish Junior 18 national championships in 2004 and 2005 as well as the Swedish Junior 20 national title in 2005.

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