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Viktor Kuzkin

Full name: Viktor Grigoryevich Kuzkin
Original name: Виктор Григорьевич Кузькин
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: July 6, 1940 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: June 24, 2008 in Sochi, Krasnodar Kray, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Viktor Kuzkin played his entire career from 1958-76 with one club – CSKA Moskva, winning 13 Soviet Championships (1959-61, 1963-66, 1968, 1970-73, 1975), sharing a record with Vladislav Tretyak for the most Soviet titles won as a player. Kuzkin also won seven European Cups (1969-74, 1976) with CSKA Moskva. Internationally Kuzkin played with the Soviet national team from 1962-73, being capped 176 times and scoring 19 goals. He is one of only six hockey players that have won three Olympic gold medals, also winning eight World Championships (1963-69, 1971) and seven European Championships (1963-69), adding silvers at the 1972 World Championships and 1971-72 European Championships. In 1972 Kuzkin also took part in the legendary Summit Series between Canada and Soviet Union, playing in seven games.

After finishing his competitive career in 1976, Kuzkin began coaching CSKA Moskva. He worked there until in 1988, before a short spell in Japan, coaching Jūjō Paper Kushiro (now Nippon Paper Cranes Kushiro). In 1991 he resumed his old post with CSKA Moskva, coaching them until 1999. From 1999 until his death Kuzkin coached CSK VVS Samara. In 2005 Kuzkin was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame. Kuzkin died while on a diving trip to the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where he sustained a heart attack while driving.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1964-01-27 2 3 6
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1 1964-01-29 URS 5, USA 1 0 0 0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #7 1 1964-01-31 URS 7, TCH 5 0 0 4
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #9 1 1964-02-01 URS 15, SUI 0 0 0 0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #14 1 1964-02-04 URS 10, FIN 0 1 0 0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #19 1 1964-02-05 URS 10, GER 0 0 0 0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #23 1 1964-02-07 URS 4, SWE 2 1 0 0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #27 1 1964-02-08 URS 3, CAN 2 0 0 0
1964 Winter 23 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Qualifying Round Match #1 1 1964-01-27 URS 19, HUN 1 0 3 2
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1968-02-04 1 1 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #2 1 1968-02-06 URS 8, FIN 0 0 0 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #5 1 1968-02-07 URS 9, GDR 0 0 0 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #10 1 1968-02-09 URS 10, USA 2 1 0 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #14 1 1968-02-11 URS 9, FRG 1 0 1 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #18 1 1968-02-13 URS 3, SWE 2 0 0 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #23 2 1968-02-15 TCH 5, URS 4 0 0 0
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #28 1 1968-02-17 URS 5, CAN 0 0 0 0
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1972-02-03 1 0 0
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #3 1 1972-02-05 URS 9, FIN 3 0 0 0
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #4 1T 1972-02-07 URS 3, SWE 3 0 0 0
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #9 1 1972-02-09 URS 7, USA 2 0 0 0
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #10 1 1972-02-10 URS 9, POL 3 1 0 0
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Ice Hockey Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #15 1 1972-02-13 URS 5, TCH 2 0 0 0