Snow hockey-Kasatonov named European Olympic team manager regarding Sochi


MOSCOW (Reuters) — Former Soviet Marriage as well as Nj Devils defenseman Alexei Kasatonov was on Wednesday known as general manager of the Russian ice hockey staff for following February’s Sochi Olympics .

Kasatonov, 60, had a stellar actively playing career winning 2 Olympic (1984, 1988) as well as five world labels with all the all-conquering Soviet nationwide staff within the eighties.

Following retiring in 1996, the E Petersburg native includes held various employment in the game before getting appointed general manager of wealthy Continental Hockey Group staff SKA E Petersburg couple of years before.

“We all know exactly what Olympics suggest, what sort of desire it creates around the world. It is the biggest reward in hockey and that i just could hardly turn down this specific offer, inches Kasatonov told community advertising.

“My career is usually to consult participants, including all those from your NHL, however the head trainer will always possess the final term. inches

Kasatonov’s appointment was confirmed inside the Russian ice hockey federation’s website (www.fhr.ru) and came after consultation having head trainer Zinetula Bilyaletdinov.

The actual Russians, who won the final of these seven Olympic titles inside 1992, will endeavour to reclaim the gold about home ice inside Sochi.

Together with his shielding companion Vyacheslav Fetisov as well as forwards Vladimir Krutov, Igor Larionov as well as Sergei Makarov, Kasatonov was initially area of the renowned unit dubbed the KLM Line.

Jointly they won quite a few trophies for that nationwide staff as well as CSKA Moscow before joining the Nationwide Hockey Group prior to the break-up on the Soviet Marriage in 1991.

Kasatonov played three full months (1991-93) with all the Devils and also had short spells with all the Anaheim Enormous Ducks, E Louis Blues as well as Boston Bruins before returning to Spain.

(Reporting by simply Gennady Fyodorov, Modifying by Mr. bieber Palmer as well as Sonia Oxley)


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MOSCOW (Reuters) — Former Soviet Marriage as well as Nj Devils defenseman Alexei Kasatonov was on Wednesday known as general manager of the Russian ice hockey staff for following February’s Sochi Olympics .

Kasatonov, 60, had a stellar actively playing career winning 2 Olympic (1984, 1988) as well as five world labels with all the all-conquering Soviet nationwide staff within the eighties.

Following retiring in 1996, the E Petersburg native includes held various employment in the game before getting appointed general manager of wealthy Continental Hockey Group staff SKA E Petersburg couple of years before.

“We all know exactly what Olympics suggest, what sort of desire it creates around the world. It is the biggest reward in hockey and that i just could hardly turn down this specific offer, inches Kasatonov told community advertising.

“My career is usually to consult participants, including all those from your NHL, however the head trainer will always possess the final term. inches

Kasatonov’s appointment was confirmed inside the Russian ice hockey federation’s website (www.fhr.ru) and came after consultation having head trainer Zinetula Bilyaletdinov.

The actual Russians, who won the final of these seven Olympic titles inside 1992, will endeavour to reclaim the gold about home ice inside Sochi.

Together with his shielding companion Vyacheslav Fetisov as well as forwards Vladimir Krutov, Igor Larionov as well as Sergei Makarov, Kasatonov was initially area of the renowned unit dubbed the KLM Line.

Jointly they won quite a few trophies for that nationwide staff as well as CSKA Moscow before joining the Nationwide Hockey Group prior to the break-up on the Soviet Marriage in 1991.

Kasatonov played three full months (1991-93) with all the Devils and also had short spells with all the Anaheim Enormous Ducks, E Louis Blues as well as Boston Bruins before returning to Spain.

(Reporting by simply Gennady Fyodorov, Modifying by Mr. bieber Palmer as well as Sonia Oxley)