#4 Viktor Kuzkin

Viktor Kuzkin was a steady defenseman. He assisted on Blinov's goal that started a the Russian's 5-goal third period comeback in game number 5.
 
Kuzkin, a legendary figure in Soviet hockey history, served as team captain in this series.
 
"As captain, my job was to inspire my teammates both on the ice and off," he said. "But in this series, that wasn't necessary. Everyone understood we were playing the most important tournament of our lives."
STATISTICS

                  Pos.   GP   G   A   P  PIM
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Viktor Kuzkin      D      7   0   1   1   8
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Career Biography
A Russian sports writer named Sergei Shmitko painted this nice picture of Kuzkin's career.
 
"Kuzkin began to play for the national team in the early 1960's. He played in and won all the international tournaments. But even for such an experienced veteran, this series was extraordinary. Kuzkin, the legend, had to face the legendary hockey players from Canada. It was a new challenge for him."
 

Career Statistics
Born: July 6, 1940 in Moscow
Height: 5'11" Weight: 194lbs
Position: Defense Shoots: L
Team Year GP G A Pts PIM
CSKA Moscow 1958-59 - 0 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1959-60 - 3 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1960-61 - 3 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1961-62 - 9 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1962-63 - 6 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1963-64 - 5 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1964-65 - 4 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1965-66 - 9 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1966-67 - 5 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1967-68 40 3 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1968-69 39 7 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1969-70 32 3 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1970-71 40 3 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1971-72 31 4 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1972-73 29 3 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1973-74 30 0 3 3 2
CSKA Moscow 1974-75 28 1 1 2 2
CSKA Moscow 1975-76 36 2 2 4 2
Soviet League Totals 530 70 - - -