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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on April 9th, 2016

Vladimir Yakovlevich Lutchenko - Born January 2, 1949 in Ramenskoye, Soviet Union is a retired ice Hockey defenceman.

Lutchenko played for HC CSKA Moscow and the Soviet National Ice Hockey Team.

Lutchenko is arguably one of the best defense players in the history of Soviet Hockey. Lutchenko was notorious for his steady performance and unprecedented consistency throughout his career in Hockey. He was well respected among his teammates and recognized as an extremely reliable player in both CSKA and the national team. Although he had a powerful slapshot, his strongest part was his brilliant performance in defense.

Lutchenko set up the record for Soviet defense players when he scored 4 goals in a game against Sweden at the Izvestia Cup in 1975. His record still remains unbroken.

- USSR Hockey League Gold Medal: (11): 1968, 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1981
- World Championship Gold Medal: 1969-1971, 1973-1975, 1978-1979
- World Championship Silver Medal: 1972, 1976
- World Championship Bronze Medal: 1977
- Winter Olympics Gold Medal: 1972, 1976
National Awards:
- USSR All Stars 1971-1977
- Merited Sports Master (USSR ZMS) 1970

Lutchenko was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970.

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