Today in the morning in St. Petersburg at the 59th year of life, after a long and grave illness, died on the legendary Soviet hockey player, the deserved master of sports, twice Olympic champion Gennady Tsygankov, informed the press attache of the sports Committee of the city administration Oleg Vdovin.
Tsygankov was born in 1947. In 1966-1968 he played in the team SKA (Khabarovsk), in the 1969-1980 - in CSKA, in 1980 - in the SKA (Leningrad). champion of the USSR, Europe and world. In the Championships of the USSR conducted 362 match, playing protection, scored 52 goals. In the world Championships and the Olympic games held 91 match, scoring ten goals.
Tsygankov was a participant of the legendary series of matches between the team of the USSR and North American teams.
Tsygankov was the first partner Vyacheslav Fetisov in CSKA.