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Boris Mikhailov

Born on October 6, 1944 in Moscow, Russia. As a right winger, Mikhailov played for Energy Saratov from 1962-65 before lacing up with Locomotive Moscow club for three seasons. But it was with the CSKA Moscow club that Mikhailov found great success. He played a huge role in that club's 11 national championships and 11 European Cup titles between 1967 and 1981, in between winning the prestigious European "Player of the Year" Award in 1979. On the international front, Mikhailov, was a dominate player in the eleven IIHF World Championship tournaments between 1969-79 and laid claim to a remarkable eight World Champion titles to go along with seven European titles. In the 1973 and 1979 tournaments, he received the IIHF "Best Forward" Award as well as an All Star team selection. In the Olympics, Mikhailov won gold in 1972 and 1976 and a silver medal in 1980. His coaching career started with his former club, CSKA Moscow where he was an assistant coach from 1983-91. The following season Mikhailov honed his skills in Switzerland with the Rapperswil club and since 1992 has been behind the bench of the St. Petersburg club. Mikhailov also coached the national team from 1993-96 and won yet another gold medal in the 1993 tournament.

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