Oleg Znarok is 53 years old!


The Russian national team had coach Oleg Znarok is celebrating his birthday - today he turned 53 years old. The Russian Ice Hockey Federation wish Oleg a very happy birthday, and wish him health, happiness and more success on the ice with the team!

Znarok Oleg Valerevich

Honoured Russian coach (2013), USSR Master of Sports, Soviet forward.

Was born on the 2nd of January 1963 in Ust-Katav, Chelyabinsk Region.

Won the 1981 European championship with the USSR youth team. Played for the main USSR team in 1990 and 1991. 

Finished his playing career in 2002. Worked as an assistant coach with the Latvian national team. Progressed to head coach between 2006 and 2011.

Was the head coach of HC Dynamo Moscow between 2010 and 2014, and won the KHL Gagarin Cup twice.

Became the head coach of the Russian national team on the 26th of March 2014, and has taken gold and silver medals from the 2014 and 2015 World Championships respectively.

Playing career:
1979—1982 Traktor
1983—1992 Dinamo Riga
1992 Мэн Мэринерз
1992—1994 Landsberg
1994 Viktovice
1994—1995 Landsberh
1995—2000 Freibourg
2000—2002 Heilbronner Falken

Coaching career:
Latvian national team - 2006—2011
HC MVD - 2008—2010
Dynamo Moscow - 2010—2014
Russian national team - 2014—present

Russian Ice Hockey Federation

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