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Alexander Yakushev

International Participated at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and at 10 World and European Championships from 1967 to 1979 ... Two-time Olympic gold medalist ... World Champion in 1967, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1979 ... Named the Best Forward of World and European Championships in 1975 ... Voted to the tournament All-Star Team in 1974 ... Was the top scorer for the Soviet team with 11 points (seven goals and four assists) in the historic eight-game Summit Series between team Canada and the USSR in 1972.

Career Began his hockey career with Spartak Moscow ... Played for Spartak of the Soviet League from 1966 to 1980 ... Won the Soviet national title three times ... One of the top scorers in the history of Soviet hockey ... Played in 568 games and scored 339 goals ... Played in Austria for SV Kapfenberg for two seasons (1980 to 1982) ... Worked as an assistant coach with Spartak from 1983 to 1985 and 1987 to 1989 ... Was head coach of Spartak from 1989 to 1993 ... Went on to coach HC Ambri-Piotta in Switzerland.

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