#19 Vladimir Shadrin

Shadrin was second in team scoring, 4th overall in the tournament. He centered a line featuring Alexander Yakushev, perhaps CCCP's best player. His job was to set up the Big Yak. Yakushev emerged as a Soviet superstar in this series, and that, according to sports writer Yuri Lukashin is directly related to the play of his center - Shadrin
 
"The excellent performance of Alexander Yakushev can in part be attributed to Vladimir Shadrin. Aside from averaging one point a game, Shadrin was the best Soviet defensive forward in the series."
 
There is little doubt that most of the Soviet players from this 1972 team could have played in the NHL. Shadrin would have been an a star.
STATISTICS

                   Pos.   GP   G   A   P  PIM
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Vladimir Shadrin    C     8    3   5   8   0
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Career Statistics
Born: June 6, 1948 in Moscow
Height: 5'11" 189lbs
Position: Center  Shoots: L
Team Year GP G A Pts PIM
Spartak Moscow 1965-66 27 11 - - -
Spartak Moscow 1966-67 36 13 - - -
Spartak Moscow 1967-68 36 10 - - -
Spartak Moscow 1968-69 42 12 - - -
Spartak Moscow 1969-70 31 28 - - -
Spartak Moscow 1970-71 37 22 11 33 -
Spartak Moscow 1971-72 31 14 - - -
Spartak Moscow 1972-73 31 24 15 39 16
Spartak Moscow 1973-74 32 18 11 29 14
Spartak Moscow 1974-75 36 14 14 28 14
Spartak Moscow 1975-76 35 17 18 35 20
Spartak Moscow 1976-77 29 14 17 31 14
Spartak Moscow 1977-78 20 7 14 21 12
Spartak Moscow 1978-79 22 9 8 17 6
Oji Seishi Tomakomai (Japan) 1979-80 15 17 14 31 -
Oji Seishi Tomakomai (Japan) 1980-81 20 16 23 39 -
Oji Seishi Tomakomai (Japan) 1981-82 30 25 54 79 -
Oji Seishi Tomakomai (Japan) 1982-83 30 20 49 69 -
Soviet League Totals 445 213 - - -
 
From the Dennis Kane Collection