Vladimir Petrov, Russian ice hockey player, Died at 69


Vladimir Vladimirovich Petrov was born on June 30, 1947, in Krasnogorsk, Soviet Union and died on February 28, 2017.

He was a Russian Soviet ice hockey player, Olympic Champion (1972, 1976) and silver medalist (1980).

He played in Soviet Ice Hockey League for Krylya Sovetov, Moscow (from 1965 to 1967), CSKA Moscow (from 1967 to 1981) and SKA, Leningrad (from 1981 to 1983).

Together with Boris Mikhailov and Valeri Kharlamov, formed one of the best offensive lines ever, in CSKA Moscow and Soviet national team

He played for the Soviet Team in three Winter Olympics, 1972 Soviet Union-Canada Summit Series and many IIHF World Championships.

Vladimir Petrov was 4th all-time leading scorer in World Championships, with 154 points (74 goals and 80 assists) in 102 games and scored 7 points (3 goals and 4 assists) in 8 games of Summit Series.

Vladimir Petrov retired from ice hockey in 1983.

During the mid-1990s, he was the president of Russian Ice Hockey Federation.

He has been immortalized in the IIHF Hall of Fame, in 2006.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Petrov passed away at 69 years old.