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10-26-2009, 06:43 PM
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D Viktor Kuzkin

-3 Olympic Gold Medals (one of only 6 hockey players to have 3)
-8 Gold Medals at the World Championships
-Captain of the Soviet Team at the Summit Series
-Inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2005.
-2 First Team Soviet League All-Star Selections
-4 Second Team Soviet League All-Star Selections
-70 goals in 530 Soviet League games
-18 goals in 169 international games

Viktor Kuzkin was a steady defenseman. He assisted on XXX'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."

Originally Posted by chidlovski
Kuzkin began his hockey career as a center forward which helped him to become a successful scoring blueliner with a slick puck handling and skating skills. He became famous for his strong positional hockey skills and ability to lead his team in following the tactical game plan. The Soviet defense pair Kuzkin - Davydov was arguably one of the best in the Soviet hockey history.

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