Team USSR # 12
Evgeny Mishakov was not famous for his slick skating or 1-on-1 skills. The most impressive parts of his performance were always his fighting spirit, game discipline, team dedication and determination to win the game. Mishakov was equally strong in defense and offense. His best play was associated with his on-ice partnership with Yury Moiseev in the initial version of the experimental “torpedo” line created by Anatoly Tarasov.
- Played in the following clubs of the USSR Elite League: CSKA, Lokomotiv Moscow, SKA MVO
- USSR Gold (8): 1964-1966, 1968, 1970-1973
- WC Gold: 1968-1971
- Olympics Gold: 1968, 1972
- National Awards:
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1968
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1972 SUMMIT
"We always criticize our players for fighting. In this series we didn't do that. If our players didn't stand up to the Canadians there wouldn't have been enough Soviet players to complete the game. After the fight between Mishakov and Gilbert, the professionals began to realize that Russians can fight too."
Lev Lebedev, Pravda
|1972 Summit Overall Statistics