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Vitaly Davydov

Born April 1, 1939. Vitaly Davydov represented only one club his entire career, Dynamo Moscow and despite his small stature, Davydov was renowned for his solid body checking ability. His playing career lasted from 1957 to 1973 totalling 548 games in the top Soviet league. He also suited up for the Soviet Union national team in 196 national team games winning nine IIHF World Championship titles and Olympic gold medals in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria, 1968 in Grenoble, France and 1972 in Sapporo, Japan. After his playing career he turned to coaching with Dynamo Moscow and also with his national ice hockey federation junior national team programs where he led the USSR team to the title in the 1978 World U20 Championship in Canada. Currently, Davydov is a Vice President of Moscow Dynamo club.

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