Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sergei Makarov
Right-winger Sergei Makarov played over 400 NHL games between 1989 and 1996. He was well known before joining the league based on his outstanding career with the Central Red Army and the Soviet national team.

Born in Chelyabinsk, USSR, Makarov first gained prominence by starring for his country when they won gold at the 1977 and 1978 World Junior Championships. Over the next several years he helped the USSR defeat the NHL all-stars in the 1979 Challenge Cup and humiliate the host nation to win the 1981 Canada Cup. The skilled winger also participated in 11 World Championships, the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cups, three Olympic tournaments, four NHL tours by the Red Army and Wings and the 1987 Rendez-vous series against the NHL all-stars. During this time he was often teamed with Vladimir Krutov and Igor Larionov on the feared "KLM" line, arguably the world's best unit. Makarov himself won the Izvestia Trophy nine times as the top scorer in the Soviet league.

Originally drafted 241st overall by the Calgary Flames in 1983, Makarov was one of the first Soviet stars to join the NHL in 1989-90. Oddly enough his first duty with his new club took place in USSR during the Friendship Tour which saw the Flames play several Soviet clubs as part of their exhibition season. When the NHL season began, the veteran sniper had little difficulty adjusting. He recorded 86 points and was presented the Calder Trophy.

Makarov continued to produce points on the Flames for three more years then joined the Hartford Whalers in a June trade. A few days later he was sent to the San Jose Sharks where he was reunited with Larionov to start the 1993-94 season. The two veterans teamed with Johan Garpenlov on the tricky "OV" line and helped the Sharks come within one game of the semifinals. Makarov and the Sharks slipped somewhat in 1994-95 after the lockout was resolved. He sat out the 1995-96 season then played four games for the Dallas Stars the next year after signing as a free agent. Before the end of the 1996-97 season he joined the Swiss club Fribourg Gotteron.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 11 1 0 1 4
1976-77 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 4 4 8 4
1977-78 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 36 18 13 31 10
1977-78 Soviet Union WJC-A 7 8 7 15 4
1977-78 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 3 2 5 5
1978-79 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 18 21 39 12
1978-79 Soviet Union Ch-Cup 3 1 2 3 0
1978-79 Soviet Union WEC-A 8 8 4 12 6
1979-80 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 29 39 68 16
1979-80 CSKA Moscow Super-S 5 1 3 4 0
1979-80 Soviet Union Olympics 7 5 6 11 2
1980-81 CSKA Moscow USSR 49 42 37 79 22
1980-81 Soviet Union WEC-A 8 3 5 8 12
1981-82 Soviet Union Can-Cup 7 3 6 9 0
1981-82 CSKA Moscow USSR 46 32 43 75 18
1981-82 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 6 7 13 8
1982-83 CSKA Moscow USSR 30 25 17 42 6
1982-83 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 9 9 18 4
1983-84 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 36 37 73 28
1983-84 Soviet Union Olympics 7 3 3 6 6
1984-85 Soviet Union Can-Cup 6 6 1 7 4
1984-85 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 26 39 65 28
1984-85 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 9 5 14 8
1985-86 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 30 32 62 28
1985-86 CSKA Moscow Super-S 6 5 1 6 0
1985-86 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 4 14 18 12
1986-87 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 21 32 53 26
1986-87 Soviet Union RV-87 2 0 1 1 0
1986-87 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 4 10 14 8
1987-88 Soviet Union Can-Cup 9 7 8 15 8
1987-88 CSKA Moscow USSR 51 23 45 68 50
1987-88 Soviet Union Olympics 8 3 8 11 10
1988-89 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 21 33 54 42
1988-89 CSKA Moscow Super-S 7 3 6 9 0
1988-89 Soviet Union WEC-A 10 5 3 8 8
1989-90 Calgary Flames Fr-Tour 4 0 1 1 0
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 80 24 62 86 55 +33 6 0 6 6 0
1989-90 Soviet Union WEC-A 7 2 1 3 8
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 78 30 49 79 44 +15 3 1 0 1 0
1990-91 Soviet Union WEC-A 8 3 7 10 6
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 68 22 48 70 60 +14
1992-93 Calgary Flames NHL 71 18 39 57 40 0
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 30 38 68 78 +11 14 8 2 10 4
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 43 10 14 24 40 -4 11 3 3 6 4
1995-96
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -2
1996-97 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 5 3 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 424 134 250 384 317 34 12 11 23 8


USSR First All-Star Team (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
Izvestia Trophy (USSR's leading scorer (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)
USSR Player of the Year (1980, 1985, 1989)
Canada Cup All-Star Team (1984)
Named Best Forward (Tied with Wilf Paiement) at WEC-A (1979)
Named Best Forward at WEC-A (1985)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1990)
Calder Memorial Trophy (1990)
Traded to Hartford by Calgary for future considerations (Washington's 4th round choice - previously acquired, Calgary selected Jason Smith - in 1993 Entry Draft, June 26, 1993), June 20, 1993. Traded to San Jose by Hartford with Hartford's 1st (Viktor Kozlov) and 3rd (Ville Peltonen) round choices in 1993 Entry Draft and Toronto's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, San Jose selected Vlastimil Kroupa) in 1993 Entry Draft for San Jose's 1st round choice (Chris Pronger) in 1993 Entry Draft, June 26, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, November 1, 1996.