Detroit Red Wings legend Igor Larionov lands new head coaching gig

According to a press release from Russia Hockey, former Detroit Wing Igor Larionov has been named head coach of the Russian Olympic team, which is the reserve team of the senior national team.

“The management group of the Russian national team has taken the decision to appoint Igor Larionov as the head coach of the Russian Olympic team (the reserve team of the senior national team), and Oleg Bratash as the head coach of the junior Russian national team.

Bratash has been working with Russian national teams since 2015. Previously, he was a coach of the junior national team and the head coach of the Olympic team.

This is the third season for Igor Larionov as a coach within the Russian national team set-up. In the 2019/2020 campaign, he was a member of the junior national team’s coaching staff at the World Junior Championship, before he subsequently worked as the team’s head coach. The specialist will coach players who are in reserve for the senior national team.”

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