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Valeri Vasiliev

Valeri Vasiliev was born August 3, 1949 in Moscow. He participated at the IIHF World Championship 12 times and won nine gold medals. Vasiliev won a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games in 1972 and 1976 and a silver medal in 1980. He received the IIHF Directorate best defenseman award in 1973, 1977 and 1979 and was a member of the IIHF World Championship all-star team in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1981. A long-time national team captain, Vasiliev appeared in the 1976 Canada Cup and won the Canada Cup in 1981.

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