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Igor Dmitriev (ice hockey)

Igor Dmitriev (ice hockey)

Russian ice hockey player and coach
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Russian ice hockey player and coach
Countries Russia
Occupations Ice hockey player
Gender male
Birth 19 October 1941 (Soviet Union)
Death 21 December 1997 (Moscow)
The details

Igor Dmitriev (19 October 1941 – 21 December, 1997) was a Russian ice hockey player and coach. He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1974 as a player, and in 1988 as a builder. He was posthumously inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame as a builder in 2007.


Playing career

In 1955, he began his career with Krylya Sovetov Moscow junior team. In 1958, he joined the senior team. He won both the Soviet Championship League and Soviet Cup with his team in 1974. He scored 125 goals in 430 games Krylya Sovetov Moscow, whom he captained. In 1974, he played one season with Klagenfurter AC in the Austrian Hockey League, before retiring

Coaching career

He began his coaching career in 1978 as an assistant coach for Krylya Sovetov Moscow. He became the head coach in 1983, a position he held until 1996. He was a coach for the Soviet national team from 1987-1992. He also coached the Russian national junior team in 1996-97. He won the gold medal with the Soviet national team at the 1988 Winter Olympics, and at the World Ice Hockey Championships in 1989, and 1990. He won a bronze medal at the 1996 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

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