The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
CSKA Moscow

Gennady Tsygankov
# 7, Team USSR 1974

Club: CSKA Moscow
Position: D  Shoots: Left
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
Competitions Years GP G
USSR League 1966-80 362 52
Team USSR 1971-79 198 8


- 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


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
6 0 2 2 2

  Scoring History
Game 1207:46Assist 
Game 6201:57AssistPPG

  Penalties History
Game 4305:51tripping




The Summit in 1974