75 years since the birth of Vladimir Petrov
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75 years since the birth of Vladimir Petrov

Today, June 30, the legendary hockey player of CSKA and the USSR national team, twice Olympic champion, multiple world champion Vladimir Petrov would be 75 years old.

From 1969 to 1981, Vladimir Petrov was a player of the USSR national team. In large part, thanks to the play of Petrov and his teammates, the Soviet team set a still unbeaten record when they scored 100 goals in 10 games played at the 1973 World Championship in Moscow. Petrov himself scored 18 goals in that tournament, still a World Championship record.

Sporting achievements

Two-time Olympic champion (1972, 1976), silver medalist of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Nine times World Champion (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, and 1981). He was 2nd prize winner of the 1972 World Championship and 3rd prize winner of the 1977 World Championship. He played 118 games in the World Championships and Winter Olympic Games, and scored 84 goals there.

Top scorer at the World Championships and European Championships in 1973, 1977, and 1979.

Eleven-time champion of the USSR (1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981). He was the 2nd prize winner of the USSR championships of 1969, 1974, 1976. He played 553 games and scored 370 goals in the USSR championships.

Five-time owner of the USSR Cup (1968, 1969, 1973, 1977, 1979). In the USSR Cup he scored 15 goals. In the European Cup he scored 39 goals.

Member of the Vsevolod Bobrov Club, included in the lists of "100 Scorers" and "Russian Scorers".

He was awarded with Order "Badge of Honor", Order "Friendship of Peoples", II degree Order "For Service to the Motherland", Medal "For Valor in Labor".

In 2006 he was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.

Career as a coach and functionary

Since 1981 he was a hockey functionary. From 1986 to 1988 he was a head coach of the Armed Forces of the Moscow District team in soccer.

In the late 90s and early 2000s he worked as general manager of hockey clubs SKA (St. Petersburg), CSKA, and Spartak (Moscow).

May 22, 1992 - April 8, 1994 he was the second president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation.

Since 2013 - Member of the Supervisory Board of the CSKA Ice Hockey Club.

Since November 22, 2013 - President of All-Russian public organization "Golden Puck" Club of Young Ice Hockey Players named after A.V. Tarasov

Vladimir Vladimirovich passed away after his long illness on February 28, 2017.