Happy birthday, Vladislav Tretiak!


On the 25th of April, Russian Ice Hockey Federation president Vladislav Tretiak celebrates his birthday. Vladislav has devoted his whole life to our favourite sport, and is a three time Olympic champion, ten time world champion, and was named the best player of the 20th century by the IIHF. 

As president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation, Vladislav has displayed true committment to ice hockey, and thanks to him, plenty of children around the country want to take to the ice. We wish Vladislav a very happy birthday, as well as health, happiness and more success!

Happy birthday!

Tretiak Vladislav Aleksandrovich

Born on the 25th of April in Moscow Region

Ice hockey player and coach

Russian Ice Hockey Federation president since 2006

State and political figure

Career honours:

- Three time Olympic champion, 1980 Olympic silver medalist

- Ten time world champion, 1972 and 1976 World Championship silver medalist, 1977 bronze medalist

- Nine time European champion, 1971, 1972 and 1976 European Championship silver medalist, 1977 bronze medalist

- 1981 Canada Cup winner

- IIHF best player of the 20th century

- First European player to be introduced into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1989

- Member of the IIHF Hall of Fame since 1997

- Honoured USSR Master of Sports (1971)

- 13 time winner of the USSR championship with HC CSKA Moscow, 1974 and 1976 silver medalist

- 1969 and 1973 USSR Cup champion, finalist in 1976.

Russian Ice Hockey Federation 

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