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Igor Larionov

Born:December 3, 1960Draft:1985 Canucks, 214th Overall
Hometown:Voskresensk, RussiaPosition:Centre
Known For:The ProfessorShoots:Left
National Team:RussiaCurrent Status:Retired

Igor Nikolayevich Larionov (born 3 December 1960) is a Russian ice hockey coach, sports agent and former professional ice hockey player, known as The Professor. Along with Viacheslav Fetisov, he was instrumental in forcing the Soviet government to let Soviet players compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). He primarily played the centre position.

Larionov won three Stanley Cup championships with the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998, 2002) and was inducted as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame on 10 November 2008. He was also a member of Detroit’s famed Russian Five line.

Igor Larionov Detroit Red Wings
Igor Larionov, Detroit Red Wings (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

Igor Larionov Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Oct. 24, 1995San Jose SharksDetroit Red WingsRay Sheppard
Dec. 28, 2000Florida PanthersDetroit Red WingsYan Golubovsky

Deeper Dive


  • 1978-79 U20 WJC Gold Medal
  • 1979-80 U20 WJC All-Star Team
  • 1979-80 U20 WJC Gold Medal
  • 1981-82 Canada Cup Champion
  • 1981-82 World Championship Gold Medal
  • 1982-83 World Championship All-Star Team
  • 1982-83 World Championship Gold Medal
  • 1983-84 Olympic Gold Medal
  • 1984-85 World Championship Bronze Medal
  • 1985-86 World Championship All-Star Team
  • 1985-86 World Championship Gold Medal
  • 1986-87 World Championship Silver Medal
  • 1987-88 Canada Cup Runner-Up
  • 1987-88 Olympic Gold Medal
  • 1987-88 Olympic Most Assists (9)
  • 1987-88 Soviet Union Player of the Year
  • 1988-89 World Championship Gold Medal
  • 1996-97 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  • 1996-97 Triple Gold Club
  • 1997-98 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  • 2001-02 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  • 2001-02 Olympic Bronze Medal
  • 2007-08 IIHF Hall of Fame
  • 2008-09 Hockey Hall of Fame