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  Hockey Hall of Fame 2006 Legends Classic Hockey Tour > Players > Viacheslav Fetisov
Viacheslav Fetisov formed one of the best defence pairings in hockey when he was teamed with Alexei Kasatonov with the Soviet National Team in the 1980s.
Fetisov was well respected by his teammates for his strength of character both as a player and as a person, and he served as captain of both the National Team and of the Central Army squad.
Fetisov was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1978 but re-entered the draft and was selected by the New Jersey Devils in 1983.
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 Viacheslav Fetisov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Viacheslav (Slava) Alexandrovich Fetisov (Russian: Вячеслав (Слава) Александрович Фетисов, Vjačeslav (Slava) Aleksandrovič Fetisov; born April 20, 1958, in Moscow, Soviet Union now Russia) is the current Minister of Sport in Russia, and a former ice hockey defenseman, considered one of the best defensemen of all time, a long-time captain for the Soviet Union national team.
Fetisov was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
On the international stage, Fetisov is one of the most decorated players ever, winning two golds (1984, 1988) and one silver (1980) in the Olympics, and seven golds (1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990), one silver (1987), and two bronzes (1985, 1991) in the World Championships.
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 ESPN Classic - Fetisov's iron will matched his iron defense
Fetisov grew within the greatest hockey machine in the history of the world until he became the most important piece of that machine.
Fetisov knew that if he left, the long arm of the Soviet government, falling or not, could reach his family, his friends, anyone he cared about.
Fetisov might have played in a restrictive system under a tyrant of a coach in Viktor Tikhonov, but he also played on what he believed was the greatest hockey team ever.
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 1978 NHL Amateur Draft -- Viacheslav Fetisov
Fetisov received a game misconduct on the play, a hearing was held Jan. 13, 1992, and Fetisov was suspended from Jan. 24 through Feb. 1, 1992.
Coming to America: Fetisov, already considered one of the greatest defensemen in international hockey history at age 31, was one of the first eight players the former Soviet hockey program allowed to enter the NHL when he joined the Devils on June 26, 1989.
Fetisov had hoped to enter the NHL after the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, but Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov refused to let him go, setting off a feud between the two men that led to Fetisov's quitting the team for two months and even threatening to boycott the 1989 World Championships in Stockholm.
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 Viacheslav Fetisov: ZoomInfo Business People Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In June 1985, Fetisov was involved in a car accident that killed his 18-year-old brother Anatoly, a bright prospect and teammate with the Central Red Army team.
Fetisov got his first taste of NHL hockey while playing on Soviet national teams that toured North America during the 1985-86 and 1988-89 seasons.
Today, Viacheslav Fetisov takes a lifetime of sports experiences to his role as the Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport in Russia, a position he has held since April 2002.
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 СМИ о клубе "Легенды хоккея СССР"
It was obvious to all that Viacheslav Fetisov was destined for greatness from the beginning – blessed with his immense talents and supported on and off the ice by many Russian ice hockey greats.
Fetisov was even more dominant on the international stage when as a junior he helped secure gold medals for the Soviet teams at two IIHF European Junior Championships, followed by two more at the U20 events, earning an IIHF Directorate Award in three of those four events.
Fetisov's awards didn’t stop upon retirement, becoming a recipient of the Olympic Order of Merit in 2000 and received a similar honour that same year in his native Russia and in 2001 was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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 The Sporting News : NHL - Larry Wigge's Question and Answer
Viacheslav Fetisov is among the greatest defensemen of all time, but North American fans often didn't get to see him in his prime.
That's because Fetisov played most of his career in the old Soviet Union and didn't come to the National Hockey League until late in his career.
Fetisov, a captain and leader of Soviet teams that dominated hockey in the 1970s and 1980s, also won two Stanley Cups as a player in Detroit.
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 Viacheslav Fetisov
Tecnicamente, Fetisov era non solo dotato di una grandissima mobilità e di un incredibile senso della posizione, che gli permettevano di proteggere il proprio portiere in maniera perfetta, ma anche di grande intelligenza ed istinto hockeistico, con cui creava delle splendide occasioni da rete per i propri compagni di squadra.
Grandi protagonisti nel trionfo di Detroit furono i celeberrimi Russian Five (Viacheslav Fetisov e Vladimir Konstantinov in difesa, Slava Kozlov, Igor Larionov e Sergei Fedorov in attacco), che formarono la prima linea completamente russa nella storia della NHL.
Fetisov aveva coronato il proprio sogno e poteva finalmente leggere il proprio nome inciso sul mitico trofeo; inoltre assieme al suo compagno Igor Larionov aveva realizzato un poker di vittorie assolutamente strepitoso: titolo mondiale, medaglia d'oro alle Olimpiadi, Canada Cup e Stanley Cup, cui si devono aggiungere i successi con la nazionale Under 20.
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 NewStandard: 6/19/97
Konstantinov, Mnatsakanov and Red Wings defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov were returning from a golf outing celebrating the team's Stanley Cup title when the limousine, driven by an unlicensed driver, crossed over two lanes, jumped a curb, careened off a pole and slammed head-on into a tree.
Fetisov was sitting in the front of the passenger compartment behind the driver.
Fetisov, 39, received severe bruises but was ready to be released from the hospital Wednesday.
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 WinterSports2002.com - Fedorov to play for Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New Jersey Devils assistant coach Viacheslav Fetisov, who is also the general manager of the Russian team, said Saturday that he talked to Fedorov recently and the Red Wings star seemed to be preparing for the Olympics.
Fetisov, Fedorov and Larionov were Red Wings' teammates from 1995-98, combining to win two Stanley Cups.
Larionov and Fetisov were teammates in the 1980s for the Central Russian Army team and the then-Soviet Union's National team.
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 It's A Small World, After All - entering the Hall of Fame Hockey Digest - Find Articles
Known as "the Russian Bobby Orr," Fetisov led the Central Red Army to 12 consecutive league championships and was an integral part of Russian teams that won 11 World Championship rifles, three Olympic medals, including gold in 1984 and 1988, and the 1981 Canada Cup tournament.
Fetisov, one of the few players to earn an Honored Master of Sport award from his country, was an unexpected draft choice of the New Jersey Devils in 1983, going No. 150 overall.
Fetisov calls his election to the Hall "something I have worked for all of my life," a sign that he wasn't satisfied with just being a noted player in his native country.
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While Fetisov and Kasatonov have displayed an ability to team up on the ice once again, there's obviously no love lost between them when they are seen up close and personal.
Truth be known, Fetisov no longer speaks to Kasatonov because he is upset that Kasatonov, according to a Soviet journalist, spied on him over a period of two years in the Soviet Union while they were defensive partners and roommates.
Fetisov, meanwhile, was the ring-leader of a circle of players last year on the national team and Red Army club team that contested Tikhonov's authority and his rigid training methods.
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 Augusta Georgia: sports@ugusta: Crash leaves Konstantinov with critical head injury 6/14/97
Fetisov, also a defenseman, was in good condition Saturday with chest injuries and a bruised lung, Robbins said.
Fetisov, frequently called the Russian Bobby Orr, is one of the most decorated players in international hockey history.
Many expected the 39-year-old Fetisov, known as ``Papa Bear,'' to retire after the season, but he said after winning the Cup that he is interested in trying to play another season.
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 Russian Ice Hockey: No red tape for Fetisov (1990)
No red tape for Fetisov: The Leafs won't be sending any tapes of the Viacheslav Fetisov-Wendel Clark incident to the NHL for possible disciplinary action even though coach Doug Carpenter contends Fetisov's hit was dirty.
Fetisov has been one of the velvet people in global hockey for the past dozen or so years, a defenceman who discouraged more Canadians than the GST.
Fetisov shrugged off the tiff with Clark and the run by Daoust, the latter which he placed in the "from behind" category.
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 IGOR LARIONOV APPRECIATION PAGE - At Lenin's Tomb, Wings contrast future, past
At first, they were surrounded only by media, who took photos of Viacheslav Fetisov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Igor Larionov posing in front of 437-year-old St. Basil's Cathedral, with its famed onion-shaped domes and spires that pierced the overcast sky.
Fetisov walked and no one stopped him, and for the next 45 minutes Sunday morning, a scene unfolded that was unfathomable to most, surreal and unreal.
"Fetisov and Larionov are symbols of Russian nationality, names that connect with something positive, joyful, pleasant," she said.
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 Fetisov Life After Playing
Of course, those that follow hockey closely know that for Fetisov, his job with the Devils is more of a homecoming than an ironic twist.
That summer the Devils chose Fetisov with the 150th pick in the draft, rather high for a prospect that might never see an NHL locker room.
In fact, Fetisov is one of four Europeans to land assistant jobs for this season, including New York Islanders goaltending coach Stefan Lunner from Sweden.
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 Heroes: Viacheslav Fetisov
Fetisov's life has been one of struggle, heartbreak and, in the end, hope.
Fetisov was fine, with only a bruised lung, but the others were not as lucky.
Fetisov retired last summer and is currently the assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils.
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There are sporting stars in the world who you might forget after a few years and there are guys who you will remenber forever and tell your children with pride that you once saw them play.
A lot of people say that Fetisov, at the peak of his career, was better than Canadian legend Bobby Orr.
When Fetisov moved to the NHL to the New Jersey Devils he was already 31 years old.
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 Pravda.RU Viacheslav Fetisov Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fetisov took two golds and one silver from his three Olympic tournaments (1980, 1984 and 1988).
Having left for America in 1989, Fetisov made his debut for the New York Devils at the age of 31, but was most successful at the Detroit Red Wings, where won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1997 and 1998.
One of the most successful players in the history of Soviet ice hockey, Viacheslav Fetisov, has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in recognition of his feats as a player.
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 Fetisov second Russian player in hall
Slava Fetisov has his hands full in putting together a Russian lineup capable of winning a medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Viacheslav Fetisov is helped into his jacket at a ceremony in Toronto.
Fetisov talked about the challenge of being the head coach after he was presented with his Hockey Hall of Fame blazer and ring prior to his induction Monday.
www.cbc.ca /sports/story/2001/11/12/hall01112a.html   (1712 words)

 Viacheslav Fetisov, 1998 Stanley Cup, Hockey, ASAPSports FastScripts, Sports Interviews, Quotes, Transcript   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I think you have to practice more than you practiced before, just to be in good shape, to be able to compete against young guys.
VIACHESLAV FETISOV: The only thing, is European League was kind of, you know, bad no -- it was great League, those time you only got 10 teams and you have got million hockey players in the Soviet Union.
VIACHESLAV FETISOV: I got (inaudible) since I was 18, played Soviet Union League, and international competition, World Championships, overall it was 90 to 100 games every year, but season was probably longer but number of games was -- but sometimes you have to practice more.
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 Viacheslav Fetisov - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Viacheslav "Slava" Alexandrovich Fetisov (Вячеслав "Слава" Александрович Фетисов; born April 20, 1958, in Moscow, USSR) is a ice hockey defenseman, considered one of the best defensemen of all time, a long-time captain for the Soviet Union national team.
Fetisov played for CSKA Moscow (1975—1989), New Jersey Devils (1989—1995), and Detroit Red Wings (1995—1998).
At the 2002 Olympics, Viacheslav was head coach of the Russian Olympic Team, winning the bronze.
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The aim of this committee is to have closer contact with athletes and give WADA better insight into their questions and concerns regarding doping.
The creation of this committee, and the appointment of Viacheslav Fetisov as its Chair, were approved by WADA’s Executive Committee at its meeting on 20 November 2004.
Viacheslav Fetisov is currently the Russian Federation’s Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport (equivalent to the Minister of Sport).
www.olympic.org /uk/news/olympic_news/week_uk.asp?weekDate=03/28/2005   (876 words)

 Hawerchuk, Kurri, Gartner, Fetisov enter Hall
Hawerchuk was inducted alongside Viacheslav Fetisov, Mike Gartner and Jari Kurri, as well as Craig Patrick in the builders category.
The strapping Russin defenceman began his career in 1975 with CKSA Moscow and, as a member of the dominant Soviet national squad, won 11 world championships and three Olympic medals.
Fetisov joined the NHL in 1989 as a member of the New Jersey Devils and went on to win two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings.
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 Hockey's Future: The #1 Online Prospects Magazine - Covering the WHL, QMJHL, AHL, OHL, College, The NHL Entry Draft, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Before leaving Russia to enter the United States, Fetisov was captain of the Central Red Army team and the Soviet national squad.
So, a tip of the hat to Slava Fetisov, for being a trailblazer in leaving the Soviet Union to join the NHL and to excel here.
AWIR congratulates Fetisov on his Hall of Fame honors and notes that it was the New Jersey Devils that had the vision to sign him and to bring him into the NHL.
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 1983 NHL Amateur Draft -- Viacheslav Fetisov
Fetisov, who had refused to defect out of his fear of negatively impacting the players he left behind, achieved his goal of keeping his money out of Soviet sports authorities' hands.
Nearly 15 years later, Fetisov would turn the tables entirely, taking over his country's national team as head coach of Russia's entry in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
TRADE: New Jersey traded Fetisov to Detroit in exchange for 1995 third-round pick (David Gosselin) on April 3, 1995.
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