2 January 1963 |
Ust-Katav, Russian SFSR,
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
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. Currently he is the coach of the Russian national hockey team.
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.
|Senior int'l totals||32||18||17||35||52|
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.
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|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|
- "Pucked Luck". All About Latvia. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
- Oleg Znarok's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Oleg Znarok's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Oleg Znarok profile at Eurohockey.com
|Latvian national ice hockey team coach
|Russian national ice hockey team coach
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