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Vladimir Petrov

Born June 30, 1947 in Krasnogorsk, Soviet Union. Vladimir Petrov started his career playing two seasons with the Soviet Wings. In the 1967-68 season, Petrov moved to the powerful Central Red Army club and was the center on one of the best-ever forward lines, flanked by Boris Mikhailov and Valeri Kharlamov. Petrov helped Central Red Army claim 11 championships during 14 seasons, and earned four scoring titles. He scored 51 goals during the 1969-70 in just 44 games, to become the fourth, and last, Russian to total over 50 goals in a season. Totally, Petrov scored 370 goals and tallied 711 points in 596 league games. Petrov's results were equally impressive with the National Team. In the Olympics, he earned two gold and one silver medal. He earned nine IIHF World Championship gold medals in addition to two silvers, and one bronze. He finished with 154 points in 102 World Championship games and was named to four all-star teams, leading the tournament in scoring three times. After retiring, Petrov's served as President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia in the mid 1990's.

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