January 10, 2010

Evgeny Paladiev Dead

I got this email today from international hockey guru Dennis Gibbons:
The Russian press is reporting the death today (Saturday, Jan. 9) of Evgeny Paladiev, who played in the 1972 Summit Series against Canada and won a World Championship gold medal three times with the Soviet Union. He was only 62. Paladiev was the defenseman that Peter Mahovlich beat one-on-one for his spectacular goal in game 2 at Maple Leaf Gardens, which Canada won 4-1.
I have a brief profile of Paladiev on 1972 Summit Series.com.

UPDATE: In conversation with Russian Journalist Sergey Averiyanov and he tells me "SovSport reports heart disease."

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