# 7, Team USSR 1974
Club: CSKA Moscow
Position: D Shoots:
Height: 5-11 Weight: 187
Born: 8/16/1947 in Vanino, USSR
Gennady Tsygankov belongs to group of the top ranking Soviet defense players of the 1970's. He was an extremely fast and fearless blueliner who never hesitated to block shots or to fight for a puck in the corners.
As a team player, he always put team interests above his personal accomplishments. Tsygankov was a key penalty killer on the Team USSR roster. In the late 1960's, he was a part of the so-called "systema" (or "system", also known as "torpedo") experiments by legendary coach Anatoly Tarasov.
Needless to say, Gennady Tsygankov was the first defense partner of Slava Fetisov. Overall, Tsygankov was arguably one of the best team players in the Soviet hockey.
| Career Statistics
- USSR Elite League Clubs: CSKA, SKA Khabarovsk, SKA Leningrad
- USSR Gold (9): 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1980
- WC Gold: 1971, 1973-1975, 1978-1979
- Olympics Gold: 1972, 1976
- Played in the Summit Series 72, Superseries 75-76, 76-77, 78-79, Challenge Cup 79
- National Awards:
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1972
PERFORMANCE IN THE 1974 SUMMIT
| Scoring History|
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