Mkrtychan at the 1956 Olympics
|Born||3 January 1925
|Died||14 February 2003 (aged 78)
|Club||HC CSKA Moscow|
Grigory Mkrtychevich Mkrtychan (Armenian: Գրիգորի Մկրտչյան, Russian: Григорий Мкртычевич Мкртычан, 3 January 1925 – 14 February 2003) was an ethnic Armenian ice hockey goalkeeper who played in the Soviet Hockey League. He won an Olympic gold medal in 1956, the world title in 1954 and 1956 (combined with Olympics), and the European title in 1954–56. In retirement he worked as a head coach of Lokomotiv Moscow in 1960–62, and later took various administrative positions with Soviet and Russian sports committees; he also served as an ice hockey referee and official. He is a member of the Russian Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.
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