Alexander Maltsev

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Alexander Maltsev
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Russian commemorative coin
Born (1949-04-20) April 20, 1949 (age 65)
Kirovo-Chepetsk, Soviet Union[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
Position Right winger
Shot Left
Played for Dynamo Moscow
Újpesti TE
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1967–1984
1989–1990
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1972 Sapporo Team
Gold 1976 Innsbruck Team
Silver 1980 Lake Placid Team

Alexander Nikolayevich Maltsev (Russian: Александр Николаевич Мальцев; born April 20, 1949) is a retired Soviet ice hockey right winger.

Maltsev played for Dynamo Moscow in the Soviet League for 530 games from 1967 to 1984. He was one of the few stars not to play for CSKA Moscow. A six-time Soviet all-star, he led the league in scoring in 1970-71 and tied with Valeri Kharlamov for MVP in 1971-72.

Maltsev was on the USSR team during the 1972 Winter Olympics, 1976 Winter Olympics, and 1980 Winter Olympics, winning gold in 1972 and 1976 and silver in 1980. He was named the best forward at the IIHF World Championships three times, leading the tournament in goals once and total scoring twice.[2] He made the world championship all-star team on five occasions. Maltsev's 213 career goals in international play were the most by any Soviet player.[3] According to NHL.com, Maltsev was Alexander Ovechkin's childhood idol.

Maltsev was awarded the Medal For Labour Heroism in 1972,[1] the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1976 and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1978.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes;

Regular season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1967–68 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 23 9 2 11 4
1968–69 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 42 26
1969–70 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 42 32
1970–71 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 37 36 20 56 8
1971–72 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 26 20 11 31 14
1972–73 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 27 20 16 36 30
1973–74 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 32 25 22 47 14
1974–75 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 32 18 16 34 28
1975–76 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 29 28 19 47 0
1976–77 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 33 31 27 58 4
1977–78 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 24 17 12 29 22
1978–79 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 8 2 3 5 0
1979–80 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 36 11 28 39 10
1980–81 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 38 14 28 42 8
1981–82 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 37 19 22 41 6
1982–83 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 32 14 15 29 0
1983–84 Dynamo Moscow Soviet 32 7 15 22 6
1989–90 Újpesti TE Hungary 13 8 12 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. p. 49. 
  2. ^ Team CCCP Players Info: Alexander MALTSEV (Александр МАЛЬЦЕВ)
  3. ^ CCCP Hockey International
  4. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 568. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Anatoli Firsov
Soviet MVP
1972
Succeeded by
Valeri Kharlamov
Preceded by
Vladimir Petrov
Soviet Scoring Champion
1971
Succeeded by
Valeri Kharlamov