Sergei was born April 15,1974 in Angarsk, Russia-Siberia, not far from China and Mongolia. His father, Vladimir, was a coach, and Sergei remembers training sometimes until 2am in the morning.
So in the summer of 1998, the Hawks traded Sergei to the Predators in exchange for future considerations...and in exchange for Nashville not choosing one of Chicago's goalies in the expansion draft.
Sergei fit into Nashville's sytesm quite well the first season, scoring a new high in goals(25) and points(48) and made the All Star Team for the first time. He has long since been joined in America by his wife and their 7 year old daughter, Vicka. And Andrei made it over too. Andrei started at New Hampton Prep School, and is now in his Senior year at Elmira College in upstate New York on a scholarship-and recently went over the 100 point mark in his college career.
On March 14th, Sergei is dealt to the Calgary Flames for D Cale Hulse and a 3rd round pick. "First 10 games this year, I played good," said Krivokrasov. "I get hurt for one game, my finger, and I play fourth line from then on. I never played. David Poile, he had some issues with me ... that I don't want to get into right now. I'm happy to be coming to Calgary. I talked to Al and he said they're happy to have me, want to give me lots of ice time. That's all I wanted to hear. It'll be good to be in a playoff race. There is pressure, sure, but that's a good thing. To be in Calgary right now, it must be fun."
On June 24, 2000, Sergei is chosen by the expansion Minnesota Wild and on July 26th, as a restricted free agent, signs a contract with the Wild. ...more to come!