Vladimír Kobranov was born on October 4, 1927, and died on October 25, 2015.
Vladimir was an ice hockey player for the Czechoslovakian national team.
He won a silver medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics and a gold medal at the 1949 world championship.
In 1950 Vladimir was imprisoned with other Czech hockey players by the communist government.
His career and careers of his colleagues were ended by the communist regime.
In 2009 Vladimir was introduced into the ice hockey hall of fame.
Vladimirpassed away at age 88 in October 2015.