Vladislav Tretiak


Born: Orudyevo, Moscow Oblast, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]


Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak, MSM (Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Третья́к; born 25 April 1952) is a Russian former goaltender for the Soviet Union national ice hockey team. Considered to be one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the sport, he was voted one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federations (IIHF) Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries. He is the current president of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia and was the general manager of the Russian 2010 Winter Olympic team.

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