Vladimir Krikunov

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Vladimir Krikunov
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Born (1950-03-24) March 24, 1950 (age 68)
Kirovo-Chepetsk, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Kristall Saratov
Krylya Sovetov Moscow
Dinamo Riga
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1972–1984

Vladimir Vasilievich Krikunov (Russian: Владимир Васильевич Крикунов, born March 24, 1950) is retired Soviet and Russian ice hockey player and former head coach of team Russia. He is currently a vice-president of the KHL club Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.[1] As a player Krikunov played for Dinamo Riga and Krylya Sovetov Moscow. During his coaching career he coached Dynamo Moscow and Team Russia. He won Russian championships as a coach in 2004/2005 season, bronze medal at world championships and lead Russian team in 2006 winter olympics.

Coaching career[edit]

Vladimir Krikunov began as an assistant coach at HC Dinamo Minsk.[2] During his coaching career, Krikunov worked with such ice hockey clubs as Ak Bars Kazan, Barys Astana ve HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. He also worked as a coach with national teams of Russia,Slovenia, Belarus, Latvia and Kazakhstan.[3]

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