Team USSR # 18
Vladimir Vikulov was an extremely skillful and creative forward with slick stick handling, impressive 1-on-1 techniques, rapid and accurate shots on goal and well-catered assists on goals scored by his partners. Many famous players enjoyed the opportunity to play in one line with Vikulov considered one of the best Soviet playmakers in the 1960's and 1970's. The list of his career linemates included such world class individuals as Anatoly Firsov and Victor Polupanov, Valery Kharlamov and Alexander Maltsev, Boris Alexandrov and Victor Zhluktov. Overall, Vikulov was arguably one of the classiest Soviet forwards.
- Played in the following clubs of the USSR Elite League: CSKA, SKA Leningrad
- USSR Gold (12): 1964-1966, 1968, 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1979
- WC Gold: 1966-1971, 1975
- Olympics Gold: 1968, 1972
- National Awards:
USSR All Stars 1970-1972
Scoring Leader (G) 1972
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1967
- International Awards:
IIHF All Stars 1971, 1972
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
"Vladimir Vikulov's winning goal in the first game in Moscow should have been historic. His goal almost guaranteed victory in the series. Everybody thought the same, including the Soviet players. Unfortunately, the Canadian players did not feel this way. They showed us that it's too early to celebrate victory. "
Oleg Spassky, Smena
|1972 Summit Overall Statistics