#14 Yuri Shatalov

Yuri Shatalov was a defensive rearguard who got into only 2 Summit Series contests: Game three in Winnipeg and game six in Moscow.
 
But his watching from the stands gave him a bird's eye view to witness the historic series.
 
"I watched the games and tried to understand what made us different. There wasn't much difference in skills. The difference was passion. The Canadians played every minute of every game until the final buzzer. I don't think they ever looked at the scoreboard," he said in an interview for the 1991 hockey card set put out by Future Trends Enterprises.
STATISTICS

                   Pos.   GP   G   A  P  PIM
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Yuri Shatalov     D     2   0  0   0    0
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Career Biography
Yuri Shatalov was a defensive defenseman who is one of the few Soviet players during the "robotic" era who could have his style of play described as "full of heart." He was often used against the other team's top players because of his defensive play and his first-step quickness. 
 
Shatalov was captain of the Soviet club team Krylja Sovetov, but never became a regular on the national team.
 
Perhaps he never became a regular on the national team following an unusual event in Soviet hockey that occurred in 1973. Shatalov attacked an opponent on the ice. It was a routine thing in Canadian hockey, but very much frowned upon in Soviet hockey. In the same game Vyacheslav Anisin struck the referee with his stick.
 
Both Shatalov and Anisin officially received little more than a slap on the wrist.
Career Statistics
Born: June 13, 1945 in Omsk
Height: 5'8"  Weight: 178lbs
Position: Defense  Shoots: R
Team Year GP G A Pts PIM
Aeroflot Omsk 1962-63 3 1 - - -
Aeroflot Omsk 1963-64 5 2 - - -
SKA Novosibirsk 1964-65 5 1 - - -
Spartak Omsk (Division 2) 1964-67 STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE
CSKA Moscow 1967-68 23 4 - - -
CSKA Moscow 1968-69 23 1 - - -
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1969-70 42 3 - - -
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1970-71 40 3 - - -
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1971-72 32 5 - - -
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1972-73 21 2 - - -
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1973-74 32 2 1 3 18
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1974-75 35 2 3 5 29
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1975-76 36 3 5 8 28
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1976-77 35 2 2 4 21
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1977-78 25 0 3 3 15
Krylja Sovetov Moscow 1978-79 44 2 2 4 54
Izhstal Izhevsk 1979-80 41 3 5 8 26
Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk (Division 2) 1980-82 STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE
Soviet League Totals 442 32 - - -