Oleg Znarok

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Oleg Znarok
Oleg Znarok 19.11.13 Amur—Dynamo Moscow KHL-game.jpg
Born (1963-01-02) 2 January 1963 (age 51)
Ust-Katav, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
National team  Latvia
Playing career 1983–2002

Oleg Znarok (Russian: Олег Валерьевич Знарок, Oleg Valerievich Znarok, born 2 January 1963) is a Latvian former ice hockey player, with German citizenship since 2001.[1] Currently he is the coach of the Russian national hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

As player Znarok was known for his leadership on and off the ice, tough playing style and scoring ability. He begun his professional playing career in Dinamo Riga. Later in his career Znarok played mostly in Germany, most notably for EHC Freiburg. Znarok has played for Latvia and Soviet union internationally 50 and 9 games respectively. Oleg Znarok is best remembered by Latvian hockey fans for scoring game tying goal against Switzerland in 1996 world championships B division, a goal that eventually brought Latvia into division A where they have stayed since.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Dynamo Riga Soviet 30 0 3 3 8
1984–85 Dynamo Riga Soviet 52 14 13 27 34
1985–86 Dynamo Riga Soviet 36 12 7 19 26
1986–87 Dynamo Riga Soviet 40 13 12 25 34
1987–88 Dynamo Riga Soviet 49 12 20 32 43
1988–89 Dynamo Riga Soviet 37 10 10 20 22
1989–90 Dynamo Riga Soviet 48 15 27 42 60
1990–91 Dynamo Riga Soviet 44 24 27 51 58
1991–92 Stars Riga Soviet 3 0 1 1 6
1991–92 Maine Mariners AHL 6 3 1 4 11
1992–93 EV Landsberg Oberliga 66 77 143 220
1993–94 EV Landsberg 2nd 56 66 122 188
1993–94 HC Vitkovice Extraliga 3 1 1 2 0
1994–95 EV Landsberg 2nd 45 54 94 148 56
1995–96 EHC Freiburg 2nd 52 60 102 162 108
1996–97 EHC Freiburg 2nd 56 57 82 139 66
1997–98 EHC Freiburg 2nd 56 46 61 107 70
1998–99 EHC Freiburg 2nd 61 36 70 106 43
1999–00 EHC Freiburg 2nd 45 30 57 87 56 6 6 8 14 8
2000–01 Heilbronner EC 2nd 44 23 46 69 22 10 2 10 12 10
2001–02 Heilbronner EC 2nd 45 16 47 63 28 6 1 6 7 2

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Latvia WC-B 6 4 4 8 18
1996 Latvia WC-B 6 6 2 8 18
1997 Latvia WC 5 5 3 8 2
1998 Latvia WC 8 3 7 10 6
1999 Latvia WC 6 0 1 1 8
Senior int'l totals 32 18 17 35 52

Coaching career[edit]

After finishing his player career, Znarok served as coach for junior national teams for several years. In 2006, he was named as head coach of team Latvia. In 2008 he became HC MVD Moscow Oblast's coach. On both occasions his assistant is Harijs Vītoliņš Znarok former team Latvia and Dinamo Riga linemate and succeeding captain of team Latvia.

Achievements[edit]

HC MVD

HC Dynamo Moscow

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Division Rank Result
SK Rīga 20 2006–07 40 17 23 - 0 51 none Lost in semifinals
SK LSPA/Riga 2007–08 42 13 17 - 6 57 none Lost in quarterfinals
HC MVD 2008–09 56 20 29 - 7 73 6th in Tarasov Did not qualify
2009–10 56 30 15 - 4 102 2nd in Tarasov Lost Gagarin Cup (AKB)
Dynamo Moscow 2010–11 54 28 16 - 4 96 1st in Bobrov Lost in first round (DIR)
2011–12 54 31 15 - 1 105 2nd in Bobrov Won Gagarin Cup
2012–13 54 27 14 - 1 101 2nd in Bobrov Won Gagarin Cup
Total 356 166 129 - 29 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pucked Luck". All About Latvia. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Petr Vorobiev
Latvian national ice hockey team coach
2006–2011
Succeeded by
Ted Nolan
Preceded by
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
Russian national ice hockey team coach
2014–present
Succeeded by
incumbent