The hockey world mourns the loss of legendary Russian hockey player Alexander Skvortsov.
His former Russian club HC Torpedo confirms his passing at the age of 65.
The forward won three World Championships along with an olympic gold medal and Canada Cup.
Alexander Skvortsov played for the Soviet Union National Team, winning the World Championship in 1979, 1981 and 1983. He was also a member of the Soviet team who won the Canada Cup gold medal in 1980 and at the 1984 Olympics.
Skvortsov played in over 550 games in the Soviet League, scoring 233 goals and putting up 196 assists.
He ended his career in the Swedish third division in 1994. After his retirement from professional hockey, Skvortsov coached several teams, ending his coaching career with HK Sarov in the Russian VHL in 2011.
“Alexander Vikentyevich Skvortsov was one of those, thanks to whom the name of our city and our club became well known to the hockey world. For fifteen years he proudly represented the club and country on the world’s largest arenas,” reads the official website of Russian club HC Torpedo.