#12 Yevgeny Mishakov

Evgeny Mishakov played in 6 games, collecting no points. He and Rod Gilbert got in the tournament's only fight, which was something completely new to Soviet hockey.
 
While fighting was heavily frowned upon in Russia, Mishakov was never reprimanded. In fact Mishakov, who had little choice but to drop the gloves when the usually mild-mannered Rod Gilbert began pummelling him, was recognized for sending a message to Canada by fighting back.
 
"We always criticize our players for fighting," commented Russian sports writer Lev Lebedev of Pravda. "In this series we didn't do that. If our players didn't stand up to the Canadians, there wouldn't have been enough players to complete the game! After the fight between Mishakov and Gilbert, the professionals began to realize that Russians can fight too."
 
30 years after the Summit Series, Mishakov became the poster boy of Russian player impoverishment. Living on a military pension that paid him about $3 a day, Mishakov struggled to scrape by. He was not able to work due to badly needed surgery to both knees. Without it, he faced life in a wheelchair.
 
Sadly, Mishakov died on May 30th, 2007. He never did get the surgery he needed.
 

 
STATISTICS

                   Pos.   GP   G   A   P  PIM
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Yevgeny Mishakov    RW    6   0   0   0   11
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Career Statistics
Born: February 22, 1941 in Moscow
Height: 5'9" Weight: 176lbs
Position: LW  Shoots: L
Team Year GP G A Pts PIM
Lokomotiv Moscow 1959-60 - 0 - - -
Lokomotiv Moscow 1960-61 - 1 - - -
SKA Kalinin 1961-62 - 2 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1962-63 - 7 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1963-64 - 4 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1964-65 - 21 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1965-66 - 18 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1966-67 - 19 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1967-68 - 26 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1968-69 37 18 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1969-70 41 23 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1970-71 31 14 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1971-72 29 12 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1972-73 - 13 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1973-74 30 4 1 5 14
Soviet League Totals 400 183 - - -