The Summit in 1974

Club 1974:
Spartak Moscow

Alexander Yakushev
# 15, Team USSR 1974

Club: Spartak Moscow
Position: LW  Shoots: Left
Height: 6-02 Weight: 198
Born: 1/2/1947 in Moscow, USSR

Nicknamed the "Big Yak", Alexander Yakushev was one of the most famous hockey forwards of the 1970's.

Although he had a very impressive size, his style was not based on intimidating opponents or physical dominance. In fact, Yakushev was a very clean player and a gentleman on and off the ice. He was highly respected by hockey professionals for his working ethics in both game and practice.

Yakushev had a wickedly strong slapshot and was famous for his powerful strides that let him pass the defense lines of the best teams in the world. His name is on the list of top ranking Russian scorers of all time. Hockey experts frequently notice that his best career games was always against the Canadian professionals.

Yakushev played in Spartak Moscow and was instrumental in its championships and rivalry against the mighty CSKA in the 1960's and 1970's. As a team player, Yakushev had a very special chemistry with his line partner Vladimir Shadrin and, in various times, with either Alex Martynyuk or Valery Shalimov.

After retiring from hockey, Yakushev coached Spartak Moscow and, briefly, Team USSR.

  Career Statistics
Competitions Years GP G
USSR League 1963-80 568 339
Team USSR 1965-77 201 145


- USSR Elite League Clubs: Spartak Moscow
- USSR Gold (3): 1967, 1969, 1976
- WC Gold: 1967, 1969-1970, 1973-1975, 1978-1979
- Olympics Gold: 1972, 1976
- Played in the Summit Series 72, Superseries 75-76, 76-77, 78-79
- National Awards:
USSR All Stars 1976
Scoring Leader (G) 1974
Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1970
- International Awards:
WC Best Forward 1975
IIHF All Stars 1974, 1975


GP Goals Assists Points PIM
7 6 2 8 2

  Scoring History
Game 2201:09Goal 
Game 3105:25Goal 
Game 3302:35Goal 
Game 3311:27Goal 
Game 4211:04Goal 
Game 7106:47Assist 
Game 8206:27GoalPPG
Game 8306:59AssistGWG

  Penalties History
Game 8101:08tripping




The Summit in 1974