#3 Vladimir Lutchenko

Lutchenko trailed only Liapkin as the highest scoring defenseman on the team. While Liapkin is remembered more for giving up the puck to create the famous Paul Henderson goal, Lutchenko is remembered as an incredible defender in the series.
 
"Vladimir Lutchenko played very well defensively," said Russian sports writer Vladimir Dvortsov. "He showed that even against the Canadians a defenseman can use clean bodychecks effectively. He played the real sty le of Soviet hockey - smart, elegant and clean."
 
Lutchenko treasured the opportunity to play against the Canadians. 
 
"We had always beaten them in the Olympics and world championship. I'd often heard that their best players were in the NHL and it bother med that we weren't playing against them. This series proved finally that we were as good as they were."
STATISTICS

                  Pos.   GP   G   A   P  PIM
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Vladimir Lutchenko  D    8   1   3   4   0
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Career Statistics
Born: January 2, 1949 in Ramenskoye
Height: 6'1" Weight: 205lbs
Position: Defense  Shoots: L
Team Year GP G A Pts PIM
CSKA Moscow 1966-67 0 0 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1967-68 38 5 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1968-69 34 1 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1969-70 39 2 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1970-71 40 4 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1971-72 26 1 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1972-73 32 5 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1973-74 32 10 5 15 20
CSKA Moscow 1974-75 33 10 5 15 32
CSKA Moscow 1975-76 33 4 7 11 16
CSKA Moscow 1976-77 35 6 4 10 22
CSKA Moscow 1977-78 34 5 3 8 22
CSKA Moscow 1978-79 36 2 4 6 20
CSKA Moscow 1979-80 38 3 9 12 22
CSKA Moscow 1980-81 9 0 0 0 2
Soviet League Totals 459 58 - - -