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Oļegs Znaroks
Born (1963-01-02)2 January 1963,
Ust-Katav, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Ntl. team Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Playing career 1984–2002

Oļegs Znaroks (Russian: Олег Валерьевич Знарок, Oleg Valerievich Znarok, born 2 January 1963) is a Latvian former ice hockey player, with German citizenship since 2001.[1] Currently he is the coach of UHC Dynamo of the KHL.

Playing career[]

As player Znaroks was known for his leadership on and off the ice, tough playing style and scoring ability. He begun his professional playing career in Dinamo Riga. Later in his career Znaroks played mostly in Germany, most notably for EHC Freiburg. Znaroks has played for Latvia and Soviet union internationally 50 and 9 games respectively. Oļegs Znaroks is best remembered by Latvian hockey fans for scoring game tying goal against Switzerland in 1996 world championships B division, a goal that eventually brought Latvia into division A.

Coaching career[]

After finnishing his player career Znaroks served as coach for junior national teams for several years. In 2006 he was named as head coach of team Latvia. On 2008 he became HC MVD Moscow Oblast's coach. On both accasions his assistant is Harijs Vītoliņš Znaroks former team Latvia and Dinamo Riga linemate and succeeding captain of team Latvia.


  1. Pucked Luck. All About Latvia (2 May 2008). Retrieved on 2 May 2010.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Petr Vorobiev
Latvian national ice hockey team coach
Succeeded by
Ted Nolan

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