# 4, Team USSR 1974
Club: Torpedo Gorky
Position: D Shoots:
Height: NA Weight: NA
Born: 6/8/1949 in Ulianovsk, USSR
Yuri Fedorov was one of the finest Soviet blueliners of the 1970s. Being a slick skater and highly skilled technically, he was a very mobile two-way defenseman. His smooth and fast skating, great hockey intuition, reliable and clean style in his own zone and, of course, undeniable scoring touch in the offensive zone made him one of the most interesting and successful defensemen in the Soviet elite league.
Unlike most of the best Soviet defensemen of his era, Fedorov turned down many lucrative offers to play for the top hockey clubs that were mostly based in Moscow. Instead of joining mighty CSKA, Dynamo, Krylya Sovetov or Spartak, he became a franchise player of the Torpedo Gorky club. Torpedo played in the elite league but wasn't a serious contender for the top titles in Russia. Fedorov's loyalty to his Gorky club was one of the main reasons behind his limited appearances with the national team. Team USSR coaches prefered elite hockey talent from top hockey teams in Moscow.
The Summit 1974 was one of the few top international tournaments where Yury Fedorov was selected to play for Team USSR. He saw only a limited action in one game and wasn't a key player in the Series. Later on, he gained a reputation of a quality blueliner at the WCs in 1975 and 1979 and was one of the major players at the Challenge Cup in 1979.
| Career Statistics
- USSR Elite League Clubs: CSKA, Torpedo Gorky
- USSR Gold (1): 1970
- WC Gold: 1975, 1978
- Played in the Superseries 77-78, Challenge Cup 79
- National Awards:
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1978
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1974 SUMMIT