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In memory of Anatoly Tarasov

Today, the 11th of December, marks the 99th anniversary of legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Anatoly Tarasov's birthday. 

Anatoly is regarded as the father of Russian ice hockey, a man who set the trend for the country's proud sporting traditions. He will never be forgotten, his incredible achievements live on!

Tarasov Anatoly Vladimirovich

Multiple USSR champion with HC CSKA Moscow

1954, 1955 and 1956 USSR Cup winner

1958. 1959 and 1960 European champion

Four time European Champions Cup winner

Multiple USSR championship silver and bronze medalist

1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympic champion

Nine time world champion

1960 Olympic Games bronze medalist

1958 and 1959 World Championship silver medalist

1960 World Championship bronze medalist

Multiple European champion

Member of the IIHF Hall of Fame since 1997

Inducted into Toronto's Hall of Fame in 1974

Member of the Russian Hall of Fame since 2004

Russian Ice Hockey Federation 

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