#23 Yuri Lebedev

Yuri Lebedev was one of the Soviet's "Kids." He scored the third of four goals in game three and was on the ice for the fourth in what amounted to a spectacular comeback. The play of Lebedev, Vyacheslav Anisin and Alexander Bodunov.
 
In Lawrence Martin's book "The Red Machine," Lebedev, who only played in 3 of the 8 Summit games, notes the key for the Canadian victory over the Soviets was Canada's relentless physical game. The constant punishment interrupted the flow to the Soviet game, which was their key to countless victories.
STATISTICS

                  Pos.   GP   G   A   P  PIM
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Yuri Lebedev      RW     3   1   0   1   2
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Career Biography
While the three "kids" from the 1972 Summit Series seemingly disappeared from the Soviet National team on a regular basis, Yuri Lebedev was called on the most for international tournaments. 
 
Lebedev, who had been Anisin's winger since the age of 10, developed into a leader with his Soviet club team Krylja Sovetov. He was described as a technically excellent player who was key to his line's offense. He had uncanny on-ice vision and was dangerous on one-on-one situations.
 
After a long career in the Soviet leagues, Lebedev was granted his freedom to pursue opportunities outside of Russia. He landed a position as a player/coach in Germany, but would later return to Krylja Sovetov.
Career Statistics
Born: March 1, 1951 in Moscow
Height: 5'10"  Weight: 172lbs
Position: LW Shoots: L
Team Year GP G A Pts PIM
CSKA Moscow 1969-70 14 2 4 6
SKA MBO Lipetsk (Division.2) 1970-71 STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1971-72 32 5 9 14
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1972-73 28 7 10 17
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1973-74 32 22 8 30 12
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1974-75 36 19 17 36 26
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1975-76 36 16 14 30 29
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1976-77 35 10 15 25 47
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1977-78 35 19 27 46 24
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1978-79 44 18 30 48 67
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1979-80 44 14 28 42 44
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1980-81 44 17 21 38 32
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1981-82 42 14 16 30 52
Hamburger SV (Division.2 - Germany) 1982-83 36 41 39 80 78
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1983-84 21 10 8 18 18
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1984-85 30 8 11 19 42
Soviet League Totals 473 181 218 399 443
 
From the Dennis Kane Collection