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Vladislav Tretiak


1952 Born April 25 in Dimitrov, Russia
1963 Competes in his first hockey game as a forward
1963 Changes to the position of goalie
1969 Joins the Central Red Army club
1970 Becomes starting goalie for Soviet National Team
1970 Debuts as a member of the Olympic Soviet Union hockey team
1972 Marries his wife, Tatiana
1972 Plays for Soviet Union in Summit Series
1972 Wins Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medal
1973 Son, Dimka, is born
1974 Named best goaltender at World and European Championships
1976 Wins Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medal
1977 Daughter, Irina is born
1977 Writes a book called "The Hockey I Love," which is translated to English
1978 Awarded the Order of Lenin for his service to the USSR
1980 Wins Olympic Ice Hockey Silver Medal
1983 Drafted by Canadiens, but is not allowed to leave Soviet Union
1984 Wins Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medal
1984 At the Izvestia tournament, retires from the Soviet Union hockey team
1985 Retires from competition
1988 Works with Canadian Olympic Hockey team
1989 First player born in the Soviet Union to be Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
1990 Receives Canadian Society of New York Achievement Award for his contribution to the 1972 Canada-Russia Series
1990 Begins working as goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks
1996 His Jersey, #20, is retired and raised to the rafters of the Moscow Ice Palace
1998 Wins Olympic Silver Medal as coach
2001 Attends the 45th annual London Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction
2002 Named eighth greatest Winter Olympian by filmmaker Bud Greenspan
2002 Becomes assistant coach to the Russian Olympic Team

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