Team USSR # 19
Vladimir Shadrin established himself as a premiere top ranked Soviet center in the 1970's. He was a slick passer with a powerful and accurate shot on goal. Shadrin was a driving force behind the success of the famous Spartak's line in Team USSR. Most of his goals and assists came as a result of his team work with Alexander Yakushev. Shadrin showed a top level performance at both ends of the ice. He was a distinguished master of penalty killing. His remarkable mastery became a subject of hockey books when Shadrin, Lyapkin and Tsygankov managed to overcome a 2-men advantage of Chechoslovakia in a key game at the Olympics in 1976.
- Played in the following clubs of the USSR Elite League: Spartak Moscow
- USSR Gold (3): 1967, 1969, 1976
- WC Gold: 1970-1971, 1973-1975
- Olympics Gold: 1972, 1976
- National Awards:
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1971
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
"The excellent performance of Alexander Yakushev can in part be attributed to Vladimir Shadrin. Aside from averaging one point a game, Shadrin was the best Soviet defensive forward in the series."
Yuri Lukashin, Sports Life in Russia
|1972 Summit Overall Statistics