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Valeri Vasiliev

International A captain of the Soviet National Team ... Participated at the 1972, 1976 and 1980 Olympics and 11 World and European Championships from 1970 to 1982 ... Olympic gold medalist in 1972 and 1976 ... World Champion in 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1982 ... Named the Best Defenceman of World and European Championships in 1973, 1977 and 1979 ... Voted to the tournament All-Star Team in 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1981 ... A member of the Soviet Canada Cup-winning team in 1981 ... Had been a member of the Soviet team at the historic 1972 Summit Series with Team Canada.

Career Began his hockey career with Torpedo Gorky ... Played for Dynamo Moscow of the Soviet League from 1967 to 1984 ... Won six silver and seven bronze medals in the Soviet League ... Played in 619 games and scored 71 goals ... Coached Dynamo Moscow juniors from 1984 to 1989 ... Worked in Germany with EC Ratingen (1990) and Bad Reichenhall (1991) ... In 1996-97, he became an assistant coach of Spartak Moscow.

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