Team USSR # 10
Alexander Malstev is one of the brightest stars in the history of Soviet and international hockey. Throughout his hockey career, Maltsev was an advocate of the so-called "creative hockey". His talents included fascinating 1-on-1 skills and uncanny puck handling, very stylish and speedy skating, fast decision making on ice and incredible tactical sense of the game. He was a master of magnificent improvisations on ice. Being very strong individually, Maltsev was also a team player. He was famous for being able to play successfully in any forward position based on the needs of the national team.
- Played in the following clubs of the USSR Elite League: Dynamo Moscow
- WC Gold: 1969-1971, 1973-1975, 1978-1979
- Olympics Gold: 1972, 1976
- National Awards:
MVP USSR League 1972
USSR All Stars 1970-1972, 1974, 1978, 1980-1981
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1971
- International Awards:
WC Best Forward 1970, 1972, 1981
IIHF All Stars 1970-1972, 1978, 1981
WC Scoring Leader 1970, 1972
IIHF Hall of Fame 1999
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
"Alexander Maltsev's playe was disappointing and the reason was clear. He seemed intimidated by strong bodychecks delivered by the Canadians."
Yuri Vanyat, Trud
"And number ten, who was that? Oh yeah, Maltsev. He was a smooth athlete, very smooth stride, he moved the puck well."
Pat Stapleton, Team Canada 1972
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