Before making his CSKA debut, the Army DPSS pupil played together with Valery Kharlamov at Zvezda from Chebarkul. Aleksandr Gusev was noted for his excellent skating, sense of first pass and excellent shooting. The rearguad played 313 games (64 goals) in USSR championships and was listed as the best player of the season more than once.
After his career ended, Alexander coached SKA MBO (Kalinin) from 1984 to 1990. He continued to play in veteran tournaments as part of the USSR Hockey Legends hockey club until his death.
USSR champion (1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977).
Silver medallist at USSR championships (1969, 1974, 1976).
USSR Cup winner (1968, 1969, 1973).
Winner of the II Winter Spartakiade of the Peoples of the USSR (1966).
Winner of the Winter Spartakiade of the peoples of the RSFSR (1970).
World and European champion (1973, 1974).
World and European silver medallist (1972).
World and European championships bronze medallist (1977).
Participant in the USSR-Canada Super Series (1972).
Canada Cup participant (1976).
Olympic champion (1976).
He was three times in the list of 34 and 40 best players of the season (1973—1976).