Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov (Russian: Виктор Васильевич Тихонов; June 4, 1930 – November 24, 2014) was a Soviet ice hockey player and coach. Tikhonov was a defenceman with VVS Moscow and HC Dynamo Moscow from 1949 to 1963, winning four national championships.
Tikhonov also led CSKA Moscow to twelve consecutive league championships. He also coached the Soviet team that lost to the United States, 4-3, in the 1980 Olympic medal round game known as the Miracle on Ice. He was named to the IIHF Hall of Fame as a builder in 1998.
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- Zaccardi, Nick (31 October 2014). "Former Soviet Olympic hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov recently in hospital". NBC Sports. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "Report: Russian hockey coaching legend Tikhonov passes away in Moscow at age 84". TSN. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.