Vyacheslav Bykov

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Vyacheslav Bykov
Slava Bykov.jpg
Born (1960-07-24) 24 July 1960 (age 53)
Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for CSKA Moscow
Traktor Chelyabinsk
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Lausanne HC
National team  Soviet Union 
Unified Team &
 Russia
NHL Draft 169th overall, 1989
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1979–2000
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Gold 1988 Calgary Team
Competitor for the Unified Team
Gold 1992 Albertville Team

Vyacheslav Arkadevich "Slava" Bykov (Russian: Вячеслав Аркадьевич Быков, born 24 July 1960 in Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a former Soviet and Russian ice hockey player and a former head coach of the Russian national hockey team. A small, technically gifted center, he was a regular fixture on the Soviet national ice hockey team in the 1980s; after the fall of the Soviet Union, he played for Team Russia in the 1990s. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft in the 9th round at number 169 overall. He opted, however, to never play in the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Bykov started out playing for the team in his home city, Traktor Chelyabinsk in 1979.[1] After 3 years, he went to play for CSKA Moscow. While at CSKA Moscow, he became a regular on the Soviet national team and later Team Russia, taking part in the following international tournaments: [1]

In 1990 he went to play with HC Fribourg-Gottéron in the Swiss Nationalliga A. He ended an illustrious playing career in 2000 having played the last two seasons with HC Lausanne in the Nationalliga B.

Coaching career[edit]

Russian national team[edit]

On 10 August 2006, Bykov was named as the new head coach of the Russian national hockey team taking over from Vladimir Krikunov. In 2007 World Championship in Moscow he won bronze with Russian national team. Then, on 18 May 2008, he won World Championships Gold in Quebec with the team, and on 10 May 2009 again in Bern. After taking silver in 2010 in Germany and disappointing 4th place finish at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia Bykov was relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Russian national team.[2]

CSKA[edit]

Salavat Yulaev[edit]

Salavat Yulaev Ufa named Bykov as new head coach on 14 May 2009 starting from season 2009/2010. After winning Continental Cup and taking bronze in 2009/2010, he won the Gagarin Cup with Salavat Yulaev in 2010/2011.

SKA Saint Petersburg[edit]

SKA Saint Petersburg appointed Bykov as new head coach on 4 April 2014. Bykov signed a two-year contract with an option for a one-year extension.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 3 2 0 2 0
1980–81 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 48 26 16 42 4
1981–82 Traktor Chelyabinsk USSR 44 20 16 36 14
1982–83 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 22 22 44 10
1983–84 CSKA Moscow USSR 44 22 11 33 12
1984–85 CSKA Moscow USSR 36 21 14 35 4
1985–86 CSKA Moscow USSR 36 10 10 20 6
1986–87 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 18 15 33 10
1987–88 CSKA Moscow USSR 47 17 30 47 26
1988–89 CSKA Moscow USSR 40 16 20 36 10
1989–90 CSKA Moscow USSR 48 21 16 37 16
1990–91 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 36 35 49 84 16 8 7 16 23 10
1991–92 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 34 39 48 87 24 14 4 16 20 10
1992–93 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 35 25 51 76 14 9 10 12 22 4
1993–94 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 36 30 43 73 2 11 11 21 32 2
1994–95 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 30 24 51 75 35 8 6 4 10 4
1995–96 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 28 10 25 35 8 4 2 1 3 0
1996–97 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 46 23 45 68 16 3 0 3 3 2
1997–98 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 18 14 18 32 4 12 2 6 8 6
1998–99 Lausanne HC NLB 24 19 21 40 40 3 2 4 6 2
1999–00 Lausanne HC NLB 6 2 9 11 2

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1983 Soviet Union WC 1 10 3 2 5 0
1985 Soviet Union WC 3 10 6 3 9 2
1986 Soviet Union WC 1 10 6 6 12 2
1987 Soviet Union WC 2 10 5 6 11 0
1987 Soviet Union CC 2 9 2 7 9 4
1988 Soviet Union Oly 1 7 2 3 5 2
1989 Soviet Union WC 1 10 6 6 12 2
1990 Soviet Union WC 1 10 3 1 4 4
1991 Soviet Union WC 3 10 4 4 8 0
1992 Unified Team Oly 1 8 4 7 11 0
1993 Russia WC 1 8 4 3 7 6
1995 Russia WC 5th 6 2 2 4 4
Senior int'l totals 108 47 50 97 26

Personal[edit]

He is married with two children. In 2003 he became a naturalised Swiss citizen and his family lives in Marly, Switzerland. [4]

He is of Mari descent.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Great Olympic Encyclopedia, vol.1-2, Moscow:Olympia Press Publisher, 2006, entry on "Вячеслав Быков", available online (Russian).
  2. ^ Bykov may leave as a coach.(Swedish)
  3. ^ "Hockey: SKA St. Petersburg Fires Coach Jalonen, Appoints Bykov". RIA Novosti. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "How Russians skated into Swiss hockey history". 2009-03-19. 

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