Russian commemorative coin
20 April 1949|
Kirovo-Chepetsk, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|Played for||Dynamo Moscow
|National team||Soviet Union|
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. 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. According to NHL.com, Maltsev was Alexander Ovechkin's childhood idol.
|1989–90||Újpesti Dózsa SC||OB I||13||8||12||20||—|
- Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. p. 49.
- Team CCCP Players Info: Alexander MALTSEV (Александр МАЛЬЦЕВ)
- CCCP Hockey International
- Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 568.
- Alexander Maltsev career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Alexander Maltsev's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Alexander Maltsev profile at Eurohockey.com
- Alexander Maltsev at Hockey CCCP International
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