In the 1986-1987 season Anatoli Fedotov played 18 games for Dynamo Moscow scoring 2 goals and 3 assists. He was only the 6th leading defenseman in scoring in his own club team. In his career Fedotov did not play in any other major tournament except for the 1987 Canada Cup. In the fall of 1987 Soviet Union had better and more established defensemen than Fedotov who were left off from the national team. Sergei Starikov and Vladimir Konstantinov of CSKA were left off the team. Zinetula Bilyaletdinov and Mikhail Tatarinov of Dynamo Moscow were also far better than Fedotov who played for the same club team. They did not play in the Canada Cup. It always boggled my mind why Fedotov was chosen to play in this tournament. Was it simply an experiment? Maybe, but other than Fedotov the Soviets iced their best team in that tournament (from their top players only Mikhail Tatarinov, Sergei Yashin and maybe Mikhail Vasilyev were missing). EDIT: Typo on the header: It should be Fedotov, not Fedorov.