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Sergei Alekseevich Kapustin

ice hockey player

Sergei Alekseevich Kapustin was an ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League.

Background

Kapustin, Sergei was born on February 13, 1953 in Ukhta, Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

Education

Studied at the Moscow Oblast’ Institute of Physical Culture.

Career

He played for HC CSKA Moscow, Krylya Sovetov Moscow, and HC Spartak Moscow. Kapustin played thirteen seasons with the Soviet Union national team. Kapustin was voted to the first All Star team at the 1978 and 1981 tournaments.

He played for the Soviet Union team in the 1974 Summit Series, the 1976 Canada Cup, the Gold Medal team at the 1976 Winter Olympics, the 1979 Challenge Cup, and the 1981 Canada Cup. He was voted the "best forward" award at the 1978 Izvestia Cup. Sergei Kapustin was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

He retired in December 1985 after that year's Izvestia Cup tournament. He died of a heart attack in 1995 at age 42.

Achievements

  • He was part of the team that won seven Gold Medals at the Ice Hockey World Championships in 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983.