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Vsevolod Bobrov

Vsevolod Bobrov was born December 1, 1922 in Leningrad, Russia. He was the leading player for the former Soviet Union National Team when it came to the IIHF World Championship for the first time in 1954 in Stockholm. Bobrov guided his team to a surprising gold medal and later won a silver medal 1955 in Krefeld. He also played in Cortina at the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, where the former Soviet Union took its first ever Olympic gold. He played 230 former Soviet Union national league games scoring 243 goals and won six national championship titles. Bobrov represented the former Soviet Union in 59 games and scored 89 goals. His career lasted 18 seasons and he was forced to retire due to injuries before the 1957 IIHF World Championship in Moscow. He then became coach with several club teams and led the former Soviet Union to two IIHF World Champion titles in 1974 and 1975. To honour his memory the National Ice Hockey Federation founded the Bobrov Club for the all-time leading goal scorers in the country. Vsevolod Bobrov passed away July 11, 1979.

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