Early life[edit | edit source]
Tolmachev was born in Novosibirsk (called Novonikolayevsk in 1919). He served in the Red Army from 1939 to 1946, and saw action in World War II during 1942-44. He was decorated twice.
Hockey career[edit | edit source]
HC Dynamo Moscow - 1946-56 as player, 1957-62 as coach.
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