Centre Viktor Nechayev suited up for three games with the Los Angeles Kings in 1982-83. He was an experienced domestic player in the USSR and later skated in the minors and the German Bundesliga.
The native of Kuib-Vost in the Siberian region of the USSR, Nechayev was a fine goal scorer for the Binokar and Izhorets teams but was too far away from the capital to get much attention from the top Soviet teams. He caught the eye of a few European scouts when he helped the USSR win the 1974 World Junior Championship and was chosen 132nd overall by the Kings in the 1982 Entry Draft.
Nechayev scored a goal in his three-game trial with LA but general manager George Maguire questioned his attitude before dispatching him to the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL then the IHL's Saginaw Gears. He then spent the 1983-84 season with Dusseldorfer EG of the German league before retiring.