Boris Petrovich Mikhailov

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IIHF Hall of Fame , 2000
Boris Mikhailov
Date of birth October 6, 1944
place of birth Moscow , Russian SFSR
size 176 cm
Weight 74 kg
position Right wing
Shot hand Left
Career stations
1962-1965 Avangard Saratov
1965-1967 HK Locomotive Moscow
1967-1981 HK CSKA Moscow

Boris Petrovich Michailow ( Russian Борис Петрович Михайлов ; born October 6, 1944 in Moscow , Russian SFSR ) is a former Soviet - Russian ice hockey player and coach.


It became clear early on which exceptional talent Mikhailov was. Despite his small height for an ice hockey player, he was able to assert himself in all teams and gain respect from the start. First in the apartment block team in his hometown, then in the junior district club until he played for Energie Saratow . At the age of 19 he made his debut in the Soviet ice hockey league at Lokomotiv Moscow . After only two years, the then CSKA coach Anatoly Tarasov became aware of the young player and brought him to HK CSKA Moscow . Tarasov initially let him run for Kristall Saratow (an association at the time of the CSKA). But after a few games he took him to Moscow and put him on the ice with Vladimir Petrov and Weniamin Alexandrow . A short time later, Alexandrov was replaced by Valery Kharlamov and thus formed the first line of attack by CSKA and the Soviet national team . It became the best attack series in the world in the 1970s and 80s and preceded the legendary KLM series in time .

Mikhailov won eleven championship titles with CSKA in the Soviet league and the European Cup ten times . In 1979 he was voted Europe's Player of the Year . He was nicknamed the "pucking machine".

With the Soviet national team he won two gold medals ( 1972 , 1976 ) and one silver medal ( 1980 ) at the Olympic Games . In the latter tournament, the legendary game ( Miracle on Ice ) took place against the USA, which was lost 4: 3. He also won eight of eleven world championships and seven European championships with the Soviet national team . During this time he was temporarily captain of the national team both under Anatoly Tarasov and under Viktor Tichonow .

He was World Cup top scorer and best striker in 1974 and 1977 and was also elected to the World Cup All Star Team in 1973 and 1979 . In 1979, the Russian daily Izvestia awarded Mikhailov the golden bat as the best European player of the year.

He ended his active career in 1982 and then trained as a coach. First he was Tikhonov's assistant at CSKA, then an offer followed as head coach of SKA Leningrad (St. Petersburg). He spent the 1991/92 season in Switzerland, where he trained today's Rapperswil-Jona Lakers . But in 1992 he was drawn back to St. Petersburg. A year later he took over as head coach of the Russian national team . With success, because this year the Russians became world champions. In 1994 and 1995, the Russian team could no longer build on this success: They only came in fifth. Too many players went to the US or Canada after the borders were opened to play in the NHL . Mikhailov was relieved of his coaching post, but was brought back in 2001.

After his team could only achieve a disappointing sixth place at the 2001 World Cup , he had to vacate his chair for Vyacheslav Fetissov , who took over the office for the 2002 Winter Olympics . At the 2002 World Cup , Mikhailov was again on the gang of the national team and was replaced despite having achieved vice world championship title.

In 2000 he was honored with the induction into the IIHF Hall of Fame . In 2005 he was again traded as the coach of the Russian team, as Tikhonov was sacked and the Russians under Mikhailov 2002 could achieve their best result in the recent past. In 1969 he was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame .

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  1. ^ Stephan Müller: International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 2005, p. 8