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10-17-2010, 08:16 AM
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Queen's University selects 6'0 210 lbs defenseman Igor Stelnov, the 11-season veteran of the fabled Red Army team from 1979-1989. He was called on for numerous international competitions, including the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cups, two WJCs and two WCs. He won two WC Gold medals, and two Olympic Golds. He played 409 Russian league games and represented Russia internationally 153 times in total.

The blueline duo of Igor Stelnov and Sergei Starikov are the Soviets third great pairing of the eighties on the national team, and the second pairing longterm on the Red Army team. They played together internationally on the Soviets greatest team from 1982 until 1988, Starikov debuting internationally in 1978 and the bit younger Stelnov continuing until 1990.

On the winning goal of the '87 Canada Cup Hawerchuk hooked Vyacheslav Bykov and [undrafted dman] was the defenseman caught up ice leaving poor #4 Igor Stelnov alone to defend against Gretzky, Lemieux and Murphy and we all know what happened.

In the '84 Canada Cup semifinal, Stelnov was surging to the net in the third period when Larry Robinson pulled him down, resulting in a penalty against Canada and the Soviets tied the game 1-1 on the powerplay in what ended up an overtime game.

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