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  2. Jun 26, 2022 · Viktor Tikhonov (Builder Category) – The head coach of the dominant “Red Machine” passed away in 2014 and is long overdue for induction for his influence on the game. Tikhonov, a 1998 IIHF ...

    • Viktor Tikhonov, The Player
    • Coaching Career
    • International Hockey Success
    • The Lasting Impact of Viktor Tikhonov

    Before his coaching career, Tikhonov was a defenceman in the Soviet Elite Hockey League from 1949 to 1963, splitting his career between VVS (Team of the Soviet Air Forces) and Dynamo Moscow during that span. In 296 games, Tikhonov registered 35 goals while winning three gold medals of the Russian National Championship for VVS and one gold medal wit...

    His coaching career began in 1964 as an assistant with Dynamo Moscow. He landed his first head coaching job in 1968 with Dynamo Riga. But it wasn’t until 1977 when he landed the two biggest coaching jobs in Soviet hockey. Tikhonov was named head coach of CSKA Moscow, otherwise known as the Red Army and the Soviet National team. It was these two pos...

    Tikhonov found more success on the international stage. Under his guidance, the Soviet Union won eight World Championships, two Olympic gold medals and the 1981 Canada Cup. Tikhonov won a third Olympic gold medal in 1992 under the Unified Team banner. But he experienced heartbreak as well. The loss to the United States in the famed “Miracle On Ice”...

    Tikhonov was known to hold intense training sessions that would include dry land training. These offseason workouts are now being used by many of today’s NHL players, where fitness is a premium. An autocrat at the best of times, Tikhonov wasn’t afraid tocut players from the national team if he thought they would defect from the communist nation. St...

  3. The honors for the impact he had on both Russian hockey and the international game are legendary. He is in the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame as a builder and is also a member of...

  4. Mar 19, 2015 · It is a sad day in the world of hockey as both Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov passed away today, both legends in the world of coaching the game of hockey. Pat Quinn carved a decent niche in the National Hockey League where he played nine seasons on the blue line for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames, but it was behind ...

  5. It's KHL week with the ongoing series I've been running (hub post link is here), I'd like to ask you the redditor whether Viktor Tikhonov should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. A brief reminder of the rules: I'm going to list a player/coach who is a borderline Hall of Famer.

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