Petr Vorobiev

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Petr Vorobiev
Born (1949-01-28) January 28, 1949 (age 68)
Moscow, Russia
Position Forward
Playing career 1968–1979

Petr Ilich Vorobiev (Russian: Пётр И́льич Воробьё́в; Latvian: Pjotrs Vorobjovs) (born 28 January 1949) is a former ice hockey player who is better known as the head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Vorobiev played his whole career in the Soviet Championship League for Dinamo Riga (1968–79).

Coaching career[edit]

Vorobiev was an assistant coach for Dinamo Riga from 1982 till 1989, but on 1989-90 season he got hired as a head coach. From 1990 till 1992 he was an assistant coach for Dynamo Moscow but in the 1992-93 season he got hired as a head coach. After that he was hired as a head coach for Frankfurt Lions, Torpedo Yaroslavl, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl and Lada Togliatti. In 2006 Vorobiev was invited as a head coach for Latvian national ice hockey team.[1] After that he returned at Russian Superleague for the last two seasons to coach Khimik Mytischy and Torpedo Nizhny-Novgorod. When KHL debuted he managed to reach 1/8 final with Lada Togliatti. On 8 February 2010 he resigned from coaching Lada to return to Yaroslavl for coaching Lokomotiv Yaroslavl once again. At the end of the year he got hired to coach junior team Loko, which takes participation in MHL. Vorobiev is currently in his second stint coaching Lokomotiv in the KHL, replacing Brad McCrimmon as head coach after he and the entire team was killed in a plane crash on September 7, 2011.


  1. ^ "Canada and Russia blank rivals". Turkish Press. 11 May 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 

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