The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
Krylya Sovetov Moscow

Victor Kuznetsov
# 12, Team USSR 1974

Club: Krylya Sovetov Moscow
Position: D  Shoots: NA
Height: NA Weight: NA
Born: 5/14/1950 in Sverdlovsk, USSR

Victor Kuznetsov was one of the most promising Soviet defensemen of the mid 1970s.

He began to play hockey with his hometown team, Avtomobilist Sverdlovsk in 1968. In 1973, Boris Kulagin invited him to play for his Krylya Sovetov Moscow. This young and promising team surprisingly bypassed the Red Army power house and won both the gold USSR medal and the national cup in 1974. Victor Kuznetsov was one of the best defense players on the roster of the new USSR champs. Kuznetsov won his second gold USSR medal with the CSKA in 1977.

At the 1974 Summit Series, Victor Kuznetsov played in all 8 games with no points and two penalties. Overall, the 1974 Season was probably the most successful in Kuznetsovís hockey career. Besides the Summit, Boris Kulagin selected him to play at World Championship í74 in Finland . Kuznetsov scored 1 goal in 7 games and won the gold medal with Team USSR. Later in his career Kuznetsov played with the Krylya Sovetov vs. the NHL clubs in the Superseries 1975-76 (4 games, 3 assists, 6 PIM.)

The last three seasons of his career, Victor Kuznetsov played for the Khimik Voskresensk. He retired from playing hockey in 1983.


  Career Statistics
Competitions Years GP G
USSR League 1968-83 419 51
Team USSR 1973-76 36 1


- USSR Elite League Clubs: Avtomobilist, CSKA, Krylya Sovetov, Khimik
- USSR Gold (2): 1974, 1977
- WC Gold: 1974
- Played in the Superseries 75-76, 78-79


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
8 0 0 0 4

  Penalties History
Game 3205:49roughing
Game 3312:20holding




The Summit in 1974