The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
Krylya Sovetov Moscow

Sergey Kapustin
# 8, Team USSR 1974

Club: Krylya Sovetov Moscow
Position: LW  Shoots: Left
Height: NA Weight: NA
Born: 2/13/1953 in Ukhta, USSR

One of the most gifted Russian elite players of all time, Sergey Kapustin was a part of Team USSR in many top international tournaments of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Fast skating, great puckhandling skills, mastery of hockey improvization and obvious scoring talent of an 18-year old native of a small town Ukhta quickly brought him to play hockey in Moscow. In addition to obvious technical skills, young prospect loved to play physical hockey. In 1971, he was selected to play for Boris Kulagin in the Krylya Sovetov. In 1974, this young and promising hungry team won the national championship. In the same year, after Kulagin's appointment as a head coach of Team USSR, Kapustin began to play for the national team.

Being a natural team player, Kapustin played with various world class players throughout his career. In 1977, Kapustin was transfered to the mighty CSKA to play LW on a very interesting Team USSR and Red Army line with Helmut Balderis, RW and Victor Zhluktov, C. After the 1980 disappointment at the Olympics, the line was disassembled and Kapustin ended up in his third club, Spartak Moscow. Fans of one of the most popular Russian club obviously remember the top notch Shalimov-Shepelev-Kapustin line of the early 1980s.

At the 1974 Summit Series, Sergey Kapustin was a 21-year old rookie of the national team. He played in 5 games and earned 1 point with 3 penalties. Playing against such hockey legends as Bobby Hull, J.C. Tremblay and Gordie Howe was obviously an unforgettable experience for him. He learned his lessons. In the following decade, Kapustin won 7 world titles, Olympics'76, Canada Cup'81 and played in the major world competitions up to his retirement in 1986.

Sergey Kapustin died in 1997. He was only 44...


  Career Statistics
Competitions Years GP G
USSR League 1971-86 517 277
Team USSR 1974-85 208 118


- USSR Elite League Clubs: Krylya Sovetov, CSKA, Spartak
- USSR Gold (4): 1974, 1978-1980
- WC Gold: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981-1983
- Olympics Gold: 1976
- Played in the Superseries 75-76, 78-79, 82-83, Challenge Cup 79, Canada Cup 76, 81
- National Awards:
USSR All Stars 1981
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1975
- International Awards:
WC Scoring Leader 1974


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
5 0 1 1 6

  Scoring History
Game 1207:46Assist 

  Penalties History
Game 1306:04crosschecking
Game 2110:19interference
Game 2112:50tripping




The Summit in 1974