|International Participated at two Olympics and at seven World and European Championships ... Olympic gold medalist at Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956, bronze medalist at Squaw Valley in 1960 ... World Champion in 1954 and 1956 ... Named the Best Goaltender at the World and European Championships in 1959 ... One of the best goaltender in the history of Soviet hockey ... Assistant coach of the silver medal-winning Soviet team at the 1972 World and European Championships.
Career Began his hockey career with VVS MVO Moscow from 1949 to 1953 ... Played for CSKA Moscow of the Soviet League from 1953 to 1962 ... In 1962-63 played for SKA Leningrad ... Won the Soviet national title nine times ... Saw action in 220 league games ... From 1963 to 1973, 1974 to 1977 and 1978 to 1980 worked as a head coach of SKA Leningrad ... The team won a bronze medal in the Soviet League in 1971 ... Later worked in Kiruna, Sweden.