Alexander Maltsev

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Alexander Maltsev
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Russian commemorative coin
Born (1949-04-20)April 20, 1949
Kirovo-Chepetsk, Soviet Union[1]
Died February 8, 2016(2016-02-08) (aged 66)
Ód Buda, Budapest, Hungary
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre/Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Dynamo Moscow
Újpesti TE
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1967–1984
1989–1990

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

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. In the famous 1980 Olympic hockey game against the United States, dubbed the "Miracle on Ice," Maltsev scored the Soviet's final goal which, at the time, gave his team a 3-2 lead. 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]

Regular season[edit]

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 30 26 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 Dózsa SC OB I 13 8 12 20
Soviet totals 530 329 256 585 154

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1968 Soviet Union EJC 5 2 6 8 0
1969 Soviet Union EJC 5 13 4 17 2
1969 Soviet Union WC 10 5 6 11 0
1970 Soviet Union WC 10 15 6 21 8
1971 Soviet Union WC 10 10 6 16 2
1972 Soviet Union OLY 5 4 3 7 0
1972 Soviet Union WC 10 10 12 22 0
1972 Soviet Union SS 8 0 5 5 0
1973 Soviet Union WC 9 7 6 13 12
1974 Soviet Union WC 10 6 4 10 2
1974 Soviet Union SS 8 4 0 4 0
1975 Soviet Union WC 10 8 6 14 2
1976 Soviet Union OLY 6 7 7 14 0
1976 Soviet Union WC 5 3 3 6 0
1976 Soviet Union CC 5 3 4 7 2
1977 Soviet Union WC 8 1 9 10 2
1978 Soviet Union WC 10 5 8 13 0
1980 Soviet Union OLY 7 6 4 10 0
1981 Soviet Union WC 8 6 7 13 2
1981 Soviet Union CC 4 1 1 2 0
1983 Soviet Union WC 8 1 3 4 0
Junior totals 10 15 10 25 2
Senior totals 151 102 100 202 32

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.). 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