Sergei Fedorov

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Sergei Fedorov
Sergey Fedorov.jpg
Fedorov as a member of the Washington Capitals
Born (1969-12-13) December 13, 1969 (age 44)
Pskov, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
CSKA Moscow
Dinamo Minsk
Detroit Red Wings
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Columbus Blue Jackets
Washington Capitals
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
National team  Soviet Union 
 Russia
NHL Draft 74th overall, 1989
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1986-2012
2013–present

Sergei Viktorovich Fyodorov (Russian: Серге́й Викторович Фёдоров; born December 13, 1969) is a Russian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays for HC CSKA Moscow,[1] the same team in which he is the general manager.[2] Fedorov also occasionally plays wing or defence.

Fedorov gained fame in the National Hockey League for his unique style of play with the Detroit Red Wings, with whom he won the Stanley Cup three times along with the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1994. After leaving Detroit in the summer of 2003, Fedorov played stints with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets, and lastly the Washington Capitals, playing in over 1,200 NHL games and 483 goals in the NHL. He is a 3-time Olympian and the first European-trained player to win the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1993–94 NHL season, and is considered to be one of the best playoff performers in NHL history.[3][4][5]

Fedorov was considered one of the best players in the world in the 1990s leading into early 2000s.[6] He recently played for Team Russia in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He last played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was made captain of the team in early September 2011.[7] He was an ambassador for Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[8]

Playing career[edit]

Career with the Red Wings — the defect, the Russian Five, and three Cup championships[edit]

In his pre-NHL days, he played for CSKA Moscow on the famous line with future NHL superstars Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny, and was drafted a year after Mogilny (the same year as Bure). Fedorov was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, fourth round, 74th overall. In 1990, while CSKA Moscow was in Seattle for the Goodwill Games, Fedorov quietly slipped out of his hotel room and onto an airplane bound for Detroit.[9] Thus, he became one of many NHL stars to have defected from the Soviet Union to play in the NHL.

Fedorov was described as "three great players in one". In his extraordinary career, he "once held claim to the title of top player on the planet".[10] Former Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman said his teammate was the "best skater I've ever seen."[11] During the 1993–94 NHL season, Fedorov's outstanding play earned him the "oldest and most prestigious individual award in hockey", the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP), the Frank J. Selke Trophy (Best defensive forward), and the Lester B. Pearson Award (Most outstanding player as selected by NHL players). He finished second in scoring behind Los Angeles' Wayne Gretzky with 56 goals and 120 points.

During the 1993–94 NHL season, being interviewed before his game, Wayne Gretzky was talking about a December 17 match between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, and said "he had never seen a player dominate the game the way Sergei did'".[12] Later in the season, Wayne also commented that he thought Fedorov was "the best player in the game at this point."[13] Sergei was introduced to Gretzky by Paul Coffey during the 1994 NHL All Star Game, which led to him staying over at his L.A home with his family for 2 weeks that year.[14]

In the lockout-shortened 1994–95 NHL season, Fedorov finished second on the team in points with 50 (20 goals, 30 assists) in 42 games. That season, in a game against the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, February 12, Fedorov scored all 4 of Detroit's goals in a 4–4 tie. Although the Red Wings lost the Stanley Cup Finals that year to the New Jersey Devils, Fedorov led the playoffs in all scoring with 24 points (7 goals, 17 assists).

Fedorov (91) with Pavel Bure (10) at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan

Fedorov won another Frank J. Selke Trophy in 1996, after scoring 39 goals and 107 points in 78 games, while playing stellar defensively. He finished in the top 5 for Hart Trophy voting and led the team in scoring, and helped them win the President's Trophy. That season they set an NHL record for wins in a season (62). He also signed a four-year deal that season to become the first Non-North American Spokesman for Nike, in which he made the "white skates" famous. The skates were different due to their unique colors and design, and he promoted it through a series of commercials for Nike.[15] Steve Yzerman speaking to a reporter on Fedorov a few weeks after turning the tide on a January 30 game that season that ended in a 4–2 victory for the Red Wings over the Maple Leafs, said "Sergei is a game-breaker for us anytime he's on the ice...He's the most talented player I've ever seen".[16]

The next season, he played for Russia in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, and was a member of the Red Wings' first Stanley Cup championship team since 1955, lead in team playoff scoring by contributing 20 points in 20 playoff games for Detroit. Goalie Mike Vernon won the Conn Smythe Trophy, "but many hockey insiders believe that Sergei deserved that honor".[17][18] During the regular season, he had achieved the rare feat of scoring 5 goals in a single game, as he got all of Detroit's goals in a 5–4 overtime win against the Washington Capitals the day after Christmas on December 26, 1996.

In the mid-1990s, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman put together a unit named "The Russian Five", also known as the "Red Army", after finding out that many Soviet teams frequently put their forwards and defensemen together on five-man units. The five skater group included Fedorov (centre), Igor Larionov (right wing), Vyacheslav Kozlov (left wing), and Slava Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov on (defense). Larionov (nicknamed The Professor) mentioned the idea to Bowman, and leading the Red Army line through a spectacular display of prowess in which they played a two-minute shift at both ends of the ice, denying all attempts at defensive maneuvering. The "'Russian Five' dazzled opponents with their skill and skating ability" on the ice together and "became the Red Wings personality".[19] The unit played an instrumental role during the Red Wings' success of that decade. During the 1997 playoffs, the Red Wings went 16–0 when any of the Russians scored a point and 0–4 when they did not, helping the team to win the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.[20]

After a lengthy holdout to start the 1997–98 season, Fedorov, a restricted free agent, signed an offer sheet with the Carolina Hurricanes worth up to $38 million (with bonuses). The Red Wings matched the offer on February 26, 1998, ending Fedorov's holdout. The offer broke down as: $14 million for signing, $2 million for 21 regular season games, and $12 million for the team reaching conference finals. $28 million for 43 total games in 1997–98 is the largest single season amount paid to an NHL athlete.[21] Fedorov led the playoffs in goals and helped the Red Wings win their second consecutive Stanley Cup that season.

On February 14, 1999, Fedorov announced that his entire base salary for the 1998–99 season, $2 million, would be used to create the Sergei Fedorov Foundation, a charity to assist Detroit area children. During the 1990s, Fedorov was third in playoff scoring, with 134 points behind only Jaromír Jágr (135) and Mario Lemieux (136). He is only the third player in NHL history to have four consecutive 20+ point playoffs, along with Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier. He also led the entire NHL in Plus-minus in the 1990s with a +221.[22]

In 2001–02 NHL season, Fedorov played with a star-studded roster that included newcomers Dominik Hasek, Luc Robitaille, and Brett Hull, culminating with Fedorov winning his third Stanley Cup. In the 2002–03 NHL season, Steve Yzerman was injured for most the season and Fedorov led the team in scoring with 36 goals and 83 points in 80 games, and won the inaugural Kharlamov Trophy by the NHL.

At the 2002 NHL All Star Game SuperSkills Competition, Fedorov slapped the puck 101.5 mph in the net to win "Hardest Shot". Dominik Hasek said on Fedorov "I know his shot, and I'm not surprised that he won it... He can shoot from the blue line and he can score from the blue line".[23] After an October 25, 2002 game between Pittsburgh and Detroit, talking to reporters about Fedorov, Mario Lemieux said, "He was awesome. The way he skates, he's just dominating out there. Especially in the neutral zone, he picks up a lot of speed. You can't defend against that."[24]

Fedorov giving a check with the Washington Capitals

Fedorov signed a free-agent contract with Anaheim for less than the Red Wings offered him after Detroit lost to Anaheim in the first round of the playoffs in 2003. He is fourth all-time in many offensive categories in Red Wings history behind Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman and Alex Delvecchio. Only Howe, Yzerman, Delvecchio, Nicklas Lidström, Tomas Holmström and Kris Draper have played more games as a Red Wing.

Bolt to Anaheim[edit]

In the 2003 offseason, Fedorov signed with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim after a long contract dispute with the Red Wings, in which he rejected deals for 5 years/$50 million and 4 years/$40 million. On December 3, 2003, Fedorov returned to Detroit for the first time since signing with the Ducks; he was booed heavily by Detroit fans every time he touched the puck during a 7-2 Red Wings victory. He remained with Anaheim from 2003 to 2005. It was with the Ducks that Fedorov picked up his 1,000th point, becoming the first Russian-born and fifth European-born player to do so.[25]

Some hockey legends in interviews throughout the years have commented on Fedorov's abilities, such as former Red Wings teammate Nicklas Lidstrom: "I think he's the best player in the league. He's real tough to defend against. He's got quickness to best you if you step up to him. It's tough to stop him."[26] Former Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque once said: "Sergei is a dominating player, a franchise player. When he makes a move on you, he has the ability to maintain his speed or even go faster. There aren't many defensemen who can keep up with him."[26]

Columbus Blue Jackets[edit]

In an unanticipated move, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 15, 2005 along with a fifth-round pick for forward Tyler Wright and rookie defenseman Francois Beauchemin.[27] As a Blue Jacket, he also played his 1,000th NHL game on November 30, 2005, becoming the 13th European-born player to reach 1,000 NHL games and the 205th player overall to do so.[28]

In a 2006 interview, former Red Wing head coach Scotty Bowman said, "[Fedorov was] one of my favorite players as a coach because he can do anything [asked of him on ice]." Bowman coached nine of Fedorov's thirteen seasons with Detroit. During the late 1990s, Bowman experimented by using Fedorov on defense and pairing him with Larry Murphy. The Red Wings senior vice-president Jim Devellano said, "I’m convinced if we left him there, he’d have won a Norris Trophy".[9] Although he was effective playing defense, Fedorov stated that he would rather play up front. This did not prevent Blue Jackets head coach Ken Hitchcock from moving Fedorov back to defense on occasion.

Washington Capitals[edit]

Approaching the trade deadline in 2008, Fedorov was traded to the Washington Capitals for Capitals draft pick Theo Ruth.[29]

The following summer, Fedorov signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Washington Capitals. In 2008–09, what would become his final season in the NHL, Fedorov passed Alexander Mogilny for most goals by a Russian-born hockey player. The previous record held by Mogilny was 473 goals.

In a 2009 interview, former Red Wings Head coach Scotty Bowman recalled a conversation between Gretzky and him: "I talked to Wayne Gretzky about that six or seven years ago and he said to me: 'I couldn't play forward and defence. Mario couldn't do it. Jagr couldn't play defense. But Sergei could. He was a hell of a player'."[30]

On April 28, 2009, in one of his last games in the NHL, after scoring the game-winning goal in the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers in a 2–1 game seven contest, coach Bruce Boudreau said in a press conference: "Let's face it, sometimes experience pays off. He knew what he had to do, when to do it, and that's what makes him one of the greatest players, ever". Alex Ovechkin added "He's our leader...He's our best guy in the locker room. He showed it. He's our best guy. He has more experience than anybody in this locker room. He knows how to play like that. He just shows his leadership."[5]

Jeremy Roenick in his book spoke about Fedorov being one of his top 10 favorite opponents: "He was a horse, bigger than you'd think he was. He could skate, handle the puck like a magician, and check you until you hated him. You didn't get a break when you played centre against Detroit in those days". "Today we talk about Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin, but neither of those guys could skate with Mogilny or Fedorov or Bure".[31]

KHL[edit]

For the 2009–10 season, Fedorov returned to his home country of Russia signing a 2-year deal with Magnitogorsk. He said that he wanted to fulfill his father's lifelong dream of having his two sons play on the same team.[32] Early in the season, Fedorov scored his 1500th point in official games.[33]

Fedorov announced he would be returning to the KHL as a player on October 9, 2013. "The legs are still good" and "I still train twice a week", Fedorov said. Fedorov will debut against his former team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, on October 11, 2013.[1]

International play[edit]

Sergei Fedorov
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Soviet Union Soviet Union
World Championships
Gold 1989 Sweden Ice hockey
Gold 1990 Switzerland Ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 1988 Soviet Union Ice hockey
Gold 1989 USA Ice hockey
Goodwill Games
Gold 1990 USA Ice hockey
Competitor for Russia Russia
Olympic Games
Silver 1998 Nagano Ice hockey
Bronze 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2008 Canada Ice hockey
Silver 2010 Germany Ice hockey
World Cup of Hockey
Bronze 1996 Canada Ice hockey

In the (U-20) 1987 World Junior Championships, Fedorov made his national team debut for the Soviet Union. The Soviet team was ejected (as well Canada) for their part in the infamous punch-up in Piestany bench-clearing brawl during the final game. The fight is famous for officials having turned off the arena lights in a desperate attempt at ending the 20 minute melee. He played again with teammate Alexander Mogilny in the 1988 World Junior Championships, both made the tournament All-Star Team, finishing with a silver medal.

The Bure-Fedorov-Mogilny line made its international debut at the 1989 World Junior Championships in Anchorage, Alaska. The top line of CSKA Moscow teammates combined for a total 38 points and led the Soviet Union over Canada for the gold medal. The combination of the three formed was promising for head coach Viktor Tikhonov, with expectations to replace the previous top Soviet line, the K-L-M combination of Vladimir Krutov, Larionov and Makarov.[34]

Fedorov (29) with Team Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada

Later that year, he made his senior debut with the Soviet national team as a 19-year-old at the 1989 World Championships in Sweden. He played with the full roster Soviet Union team that won the gold medal over Canada in their final game, and played along aside club teammates Mogilny and Vladimir Konstantinov. He also led the team in goals (6) and was second in points (9). The Soviet Union would repeat gold at the 1990 World Championships in Switzerland against Czechoslovakia, with Bure playing on Fedorov's wing.

In the 1991 Canada Cup, the team representing the Soviet Union was missing most of its top stars due to severe political turmoil at home. Many players were declining to play for the team, and some were purposely left off the roster (such as Pavel Bure, Vladimir Konstantinov, etc.) for fears of defection.[35] It was not known until weeks before the start of the tournament that they would even send a team. This was the final major senior event in which a team representing the Soviet Union (USSR) would play. Fedorov was asked to join the team (one year after defection), which he accepted to represent his country. Though the team finished in fifth place, he did help hold an undefeated Canada to a 3–3 tie in Quebec City in their last game, where a young Fedorov was paired against tournament MVP Wayne Gretzky.

In the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, Team Russia had played five preliminary games in order to set the groupings for the main tournament stage. Russia was the only team that went undefeated (winning against USA (Detroit), Sweden (Stockholm), Finland (Moscow), Germany (Landshut) and tied against Canada (Calgary).[36][37][38][39] The U.S.A, Sweden and Finland games saw the pairing line of "Bure-Fedorov-Mogilny", for the first and only time internationally on the senior level,[38][40] and was considered "perhaps the best forward line on earth" at the time.[41] With Pavel Bure injured at the end of the U.S.A game, he was not able to play in the main tournament. One of Fedorov's goals came in the round robin of the tournament in the second period against Canada in Vancouver on a breakaway pass off the boards from defensemen Darius Kasparaitis, where he sprinted to the puck, and shot it over the blocker of goalie Curtis Joseph to tie the game.[42] Fedorov and Mogilny played on the same line but it was Fedorov that led the team in scoring, although Russia would lose in the semi-finals against the U.S.A, after defeating Finland 5–0 in the quarterfinals.

On a team that was missing many of their top stars due to players declining and injuries, Fedorov with Pavel Bure and Mikhail Shtalenkov carried the team to a silver medal with Russia in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. In the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, Fedorov and the Russians knocked out the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals 1–0, and ended the tournament winning a bronze medal in their final game against Belarus.

In response on his decision to play hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Fedorov said, "I don't think it is appropriate to delay my decision about the Olympics any further. As much as I would enjoy representing my country in Italy, I'm afraid that at this point in the season my focus has to remain with the Columbus Blue Jackets... I feel that the most important thing is for me to continue to work towards being 100 percent healthy. My main priority and responsibility is to the Columbus Blue Jackets and I don't believe participating in the Olympics, which is a short, intense tournament, would be the best thing to do."[43]

The Washington trio, Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Fedorov, competed on the same line for Team Russia and won the gold medal at the 2008 World Championships, 5–4 in overtime against Canada in which he set up the game-winning goal to Ilya Kovalchuk. The tournament was the held for the first time in Canada (Quebec City) for the 100th anniversary celebrations. Team Russia would repeat the gold against Canada again at the 2009 World Championships. He also played for Russia in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, entering the competition ranked number one in the world.[44] He was the eldest player in the tournament at 40 years-old. Russia lost in the quarterfinals but he finished the Olympics at a point-per-game, and tied Ovechkin for second on the team overall.

On December 27, 2013 Fedorov played for CSKA Moscow in the 2013 Spengler Cup, his only game in the tournament.[45]

Personal life[edit]

Fedorov was born to Viktor and Natalia Fedorov in Pskov. Fedorov claimed he and tennis star Anna Kournikova were married in 2001.[46] Kournikova's representatives deny any marriage to Fedorov, however Fedorov's agent, Pat Brisson, claims that although he doesn't know when they got married, he knew "he [Fedorov] was married".[47] Although she claims to have never married the hockey superstar, she did turn over her South Beach condo as part of the divorce. Fedorov was also been romantically linked to actress Tara Reid (2004).

In 2006, Fedorov appeared in Soccer Aid, a football game that takes place in England pitting celebrities against each other to benefit UNICEF UK. He competed for the "rest of the world" squad.[48]

On July 24, 2009, Fedorov filed a lawsuit against Joseph Zada for defrauding on an agreement to pay him $60 million to compensate him for the $43 million Fedorov invested with Zada over the past 11 years. The lawsuit was filed by Fedorov in Michigan.[49] Fedorov won the suit, but has been unable to collect on the judgment from Zada.[50]

Sergei Fedorov continues his philanthropic endeavors via the Sergei Fedorov Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, which has donated over $800,000 to charities that mostly benefit children in need.[51]

Fedorov currently serves as the General Manager of CSKA Moscow, a hockey team in the Kontinental Hockey League, also known as the "Red Army Team".[52] Fedorov presently resides in Moscow during hockey season and splits his summers between Detroit and Miami.

Awards and achievements[edit]

NHL records and accomplishments[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Bolded numbers indicate season/ playoff leader

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1986–87 CSKA Moscow Soviet 29 6 6 12 12 - - - - - -
1987–88 CSKA Moscow Soviet 48 7 9 16 20 - - - - - -
1988–89 CSKA Moscow Soviet 44 9 8 17 35 - - - - - -
1989–90 CSKA Moscow Soviet 48 19 10 29 20 - - - - - -
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 31 48 79 66 +11 7 1 5 6 4
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 32 54 86 72 +26 11 5 5 10 8
1992–93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 34 53 87 72 +33 7 3 6 9 23
1993–94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 56 64 120 34 +48 7 1 7 8 6
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 20 30 50 24 +6 17 7 17 24 6
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 39 68 107 48 +49 19 2 18 20 10
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 30 33 63 30 +29 20 8 12 20 12
1997–98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 21 6 11 17 25 +10 22 10 10 20 12
1998–99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 26 37 63 66 +9 10 1 8 9 8
1999–00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 27 35 62 22 +8 9 4 4 8 4
2000–01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 32 37 69 40 +12 6 2 5 7 0
2001–02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 31 37 68 36 +20 23 5 14 19 20
2002–03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 36 47 83 52 +15 4 1 2 3 0
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 80 31 34 65 42 −5 - - - - -
2004–05 Did not play  — See 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 5 0 1 1 2 −1 - - - - -
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 62 12 31 43 64 −1 - - - - -
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 73 18 24 42 56 −7 - - - - -
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 50 9 19 28 30 −5 - - - - -
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 18 2 11 13 8 −2 7 1 4 5 8
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 52 11 22 33 50 +4 14 1 7 8 12
2009–10 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 50 9 20 29 47 +25 8 1 1 2 4
2010–11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 48 7 16 23 40 +4 20 5 7 12 16
2011–12 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 43 6 16 22 36 +6 10 1 3 4 6
NHL totals 1,248 483 696 1,179 839 261 183 52 124 176 133
Soviet totals 169 41 33 74 87 - - - - - -
KHL totals[55] 141 22 52 74 123 35 38 7 11 18 26

International statistics[edit]

Year Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 WJC 6 0 0 0 8
1988 WJC 7 5 7 12 0
1989 WJC 7 4 8 12 4
1989 WC 10 6 3 9 10
1990 WC 10 4 2 6 10
1991 CC 5 2 2 4 6
1996 WCH 5 3 3 6 2
1998 Oly 6 1 5 6 8
2002 Oly 6 2 2 4 4
2008 WC 9 5 7 12 8
2010 Oly 4 0 4 4 6
2010 WC 9 2 4 6 12
WJC int'l totals 20 9 15 24 12
WEC int'l totals 20 10 5 15 20
WC int'l totals 18 7 11 18 20
Winter Olympics 16 3 11 14 18
Canada/World Cup 10 5 5 10 8
Senior int'l totals 64 25 32 57 66

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Preceded by
Doug Gilmour
Frank J. Selke Trophy winner
1994
Succeeded by
Ron Francis
Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Winner of the Hart Trophy
1994
Succeeded by
Eric Lindros
Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Lester B. Pearson Award winner
1994
Succeeded by
Eric Lindros
Preceded by
Ron Francis
Frank J. Selke Trophy winner
1996
Succeeded by
Michael Peca