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Rødovre-legend should work out Russia

The former Rødovre player Valeri Bragin must continue to stand in the forefront of Russia's succesvante ishockeylandshold.

the 64-year-old Bragin is appointed new head coach of the country's ishockeyflagskib, who has won the WORLD cup five times since the disintegration of the Soviet union in 1991.

It writes The International ice hockey league (IIHF) on its website.

As the asset was Valeri Bragin in 1989, the first freshman ever in Danish ice hockey, when he moved to Rødovre, and he was immediately a hit in the copenhagen forstadsklub.

the Russian marked immediately with a high level on the ice, and already in his first season, he led the Rødovre for the DM-gold.

the Championship came in the house on a soloscoring of Bragin in seven of the last ten games in Herning.

In total, he played five seasons in Rødovre, and when he left the club in 1994, it was with the status as one of the best players ever in Danish ice hockey.

After karrierestoppet he went directly on to a life as a trainer. At the ago of jobs in various Russian clubs he has for a number of years had the tasks for the Russian national youth teams.

In the eight years he has been responsible for the country's U20 national team, which under his leadership hjemførte seven WORLD cup medals. In the past, he has concurrently been the assistant for A national coach Alexei Kudashov, who he now replaces.

Bragin also takes over the Kudashovs tasks as the head coach of the storklubben SKA Saint Petersburg in the russiskbaserede league LEROY.

The new coach can look forward to meeting Denmark at the WORLD cup next year, where the two nations have ended up in the same pool.

Bragins successor as coach of Russia's greatest talents is in fact a legendary name in international ice hockey.

the New U20-coach is Igor Larionov, who in the 1980s was one of the stars of CSKA Moscow's fearsome club team and the soviet national team.

After the fall of the Wall, he continued his career in the NHL, where he was to win the Stanley Cup three times with the Detroit Red Wings.

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