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Nikolai Drozdetsky

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Nikolai Drozdetsky
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams SKA Leningrad
HC CSKA Moscow
Born June 14, 1957(1957-06-14),
Kolpino, URS
Died November 25 1995 (aged 38),
St. Petersburg, RUS
Pro Career 1974 – 1995
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1984 Sarajevo Team

Nikolai Vladimirovich Drozdetsky (Russian: Николай Владимирович Дроздецкий) (June 14, 1957 in Kolpino - November 25, 1995 in St. Petersburg) was a Russian ice hockey right winger, who competed for the USSR. He played for SKA Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) from 1974-1979, then for CSKA Moscow (Red Army team) from 1979 until part way through the 1986/87 season, when he played again for Leningrad, until 1989. He finished his career with Borås HC in Sweden from 1989-1995. He was named most valuable player of the Soviet elite league in 1984. He scored 252 goals in 503 league games and 64 goals in 109 international games with the Soviet national team.

Drozdetsky played on the Soviet national team in 1981, 1982, 1984, and 1985, which won the IIHF World Championships in 1981 and 1982, the Olympic Gold medal in 1984, the 1981 Canada Cup, and the 1981, 1982, and 1985 European championships . He led all goal scorers at the 1984 Olympics with ten goals in seven games, and also led the Soviet team with 12 points.

He died from complications of diabetes.

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Preceded by
Vladislav Tretiak
Soviet MVP
Succeeded by
Sergei Makarov

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