Sergei Mylnikov, 1986

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MOSCOW, June 24. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Kamensky/. The Olympic champion of 1988, former goalkeeper of the USSR hockey team Sergei Mylnikov was buried on Troekurov cemetery in Moscow, the correspondent of TASS from the event.

Earlier in the same place, at the troyekurovskoye cemetery, held a farewell ceremony for the former hockey player, who died June 20, in the 59th year of life.

To say goodbye to the Board of Directors came a few dozen people, among them was Viacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Vladimir Myshkin, Alexander Kozhevnikov, Alexei Morozov and others.

Mylnikov was born in Chelyabinsk and most of his career spent in the “Tractor”, for which he played from 1976 to 1980 and from 1983 to 1989. From 1980 to 1982 he played for SKA. In the USSR team Mylnikov also became a triple world champion (1986, 1989, 1990). In 2014, he was inducted into the Hall of fame of Russian hockey .

Mylnikov was the first Russian goalkeeper who played in the National hockey League (NHL). In the season 1989/90 he spent 10 games (one win, two draws and seven defeats) in the club of NHL “Quebec nordiks”. After a career of goalie Mylnikov worked as a coach in the Swedish “Satire”, “Buffalo”, “Wings of the Soviets”, “Severstal” “the hero” and “the Motorist”.