MOSCOW – Russian hockey mourns the death of another former international player. The KHL club MVD Balashikha informed on Tuesday that Igor Stelnov passed away after a serious illness at 46.
The former defenceman won nine Soviet championships and eight European Cups with CSKA Moscow before he finished his career with seasons at Khimik Voskresensk, Rögle (Sweden), Asiago (Italy) and again CSKA until 1998.
He won the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Winter Games with the Soviet Union, the 1986 World Championship and silver at the 1987 World Championship. He also participated in two Canada Cups.
Since 2004 he had been in the coaching staff of MVD Balashikha.