Sergei Fedorov

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Sergei Fedorov
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2015
Sergey Fyodorov for Prosport.jpg
Born (1969-12-13) December 13, 1969 (age 48)
Pskov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Centre/Defence
Shot Left
Played for CSKA Moscow
Detroit Red Wings
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Columbus Blue Jackets
Washington Capitals
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
National team  Soviet Union and
 Russia
NHL Draft 74th overall, 1989
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1986–2012
Fedorov as a member of the Washington Capitals

Sergei Viktorovich Fyodorov (Серге́й Викторович Фёдоров; born December 13, 1969) is a Russian former professional ice hockey player and the current general manager of CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1] During his playing career, Fedorov was primarily a centre, but occasionally played as a winger or defenceman.

Fedorov gained fame in the National Hockey League (NHL) for his unique style of play with the Detroit Red Wings, with whom he won the Stanley Cup three times, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in 1994. After a highly publicized departure from the Red Wings in the summer of 2003, Fedorov played stints with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals before retiring from the NHL in 2009. He played in over 1,200 NHL games and scored 483 goals in the NHL. He is a three-time Olympian, the first European-trained player to win the Hart Trophy and is considered to be one of the best playoff performers in NHL history.[2][3][4] In 2017 Fedorov was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.[5]

Fedorov was considered one of the best players in the world in the 1990s leading into the early 2000s.[6] He last played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, where he was made captain in early September 2011.[7] He was also an ambassador for Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[8] Fedorov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2015,[9] and to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2016.[10]

Playing career[edit]

Career with the Red Wings – the defection, the Russian Five and three Cup championships[edit]

Prior to playing in the NHL, Fedorov played in the Soviet Union for CSKA Moscow on the famous line with future NHL superstars Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny. Fedorov was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round, 74th overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1990, while CSKA Moscow was playing in Portland, Oregon, for a pre-Goodwill Games match billed as "Icenost". After being ejected from the game during the first period for fighting, Fedorov changed into street clothes and watched the remainder of the game behind the glass where the team exits to its locker room. Fedorov would follow the team into the locker room between periods. However, at the end of the game, Fedorov quietly slipped in with the crowd of spectators in the same area of the exiting team and onto an airplane bound for Detroit, thus becoming one of multiple future NHL stars to have defected from the Soviet Union to play in the League.[11]

Fedorov was described as "three great players in one". In his career, he "once held claim to the title of top player on the planet".[12] Former Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman said Fedorov was the "best skater I've ever seen".[13] During the 1993–94 season, Fedorov's outstanding play earned him the "oldest and most prestigious individual award in hockey", the Hart Memorial Trophy (awarded to the NHL's most valuable player), the Frank J. Selke Trophy (top defensive forward) and the Lester B. Pearson Award (awarded to the most outstanding player as selected by NHL players). He finished second in scoring behind the Los Angeles Kings' Wayne Gretzky with 56 goals and 120 points.

During the 1993–94 season, being interviewed before his game, Gretzky was talking about a December 17 game between the Red Wings and New York Rangers, saying, "[H]e had never seen a player dominate the game the way Sergei did."[14] Later in the season, Gretzky also commented that he thought Fedorov was "the best player in the game at this point."[15] Fedorov was introduced to Gretzky by Paul Coffey during the 1994 NHL All-Star Game, which led to him staying over at his Los Angeles home with his family for two weeks that year.[16]

Playing in his second game after coming back from an injury, Steve Yzerman was asked about Fedorov's play during the season: "I've only seen two other players that can dominate a game like Sergei, and that's Wayne and Mario... In my opinion, he's the best player in the League. He is different than Wayne and Mario because he dominates with his speed, and unbelievable one-on-one moves."[17] Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman was also asked in an interview during the season where he thought Fedorov ranked among the players and teams he has coached in his career: "He's right at the top. He's got the greatest leg strength I've seen in a player. His legs are phenomenal."[18]

In the lockout-shortened 1994–95 season, Fedorov finished second on the Red Wings in points with 50 (20 goals and 30 assists) in 42 games. That season, in a game against Los Angeles on February 12, Fedorov scored all four 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 (seven goals and 17 assists). He also led the Stanley Cup Finals in goals and led the Red Wings in points.

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

Fedorov won another Selke Trophy in 1996 after scoring 39 goals and 107 points in 78 games, while playing stellar defensively. He finished in the top five for Hart Trophy voting and led Detroit in scoring, and helped them win the Presidents' Trophy. That season, Detroit set an NHL record for wins in a season with 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 colours and design, and he promoted it through a series of commercials for Nike.[19] 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 Toronto 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."[20] The Red Wings' season ended in disappointment when they were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals, four games to two. Although Fedorov finished tied for the team lead with 20 points in 19 playoff games, only two of those points were from goals. Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch spoke with Fedorov during the Avalanche series, imploring him to shoot more.[21]

In the 1996–97 season, Fedorov played before the preseason started in August and September for Russia at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Later in the NHL season, he was a member of the Red Wings' first Stanley Cup championship team since 1955, leading the team playoff scoring with 20 points in 20 games, including 8 goals. He led the Stanley Cup Finals in points and in goals for a second time. Goaltender Mike Vernon won the Conn Smythe Trophy, "but many hockey insiders believe that Sergei deserved that honor".[22][23] During the regular season, Fedorov had achieved the rare feat of scoring five goals in a single game, as he registered all of Detroit's goals in a 5–4 overtime win against the Washington Capitals on December 26, 1996.

In the mid-1990s, Scotty Bowman compiled a line for Detroit nicknamed "The Russian Five", also known as the "Red Army", after finding out many Soviet teams frequently put their forwards and defencemen together on five-man units. The group included Fedorov (centre), Igor Larionov (right wing), Vyacheslav Kozlov (left wing) and Viacheslav Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov (defence). Larionov mentioned the idea to Bowman and led the 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 manoeuvring.[24] 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 Stanley Cup that year.[25]

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, including bonuses. The Red Wings matched the offer on February 26, 1998, ending Fedorov's holdout. The offer included $14 million for signing and $2 million for 21 regular season games. However, the most controversial part of the contract was a $12 million bonus payable immediately if Fedorov's team reached the 1998 conference finals—at the time, Detroit was already a Stanley Cup contender while Carolina was almost certain to miss the playoffs, so the clause was criticized for creating an unfair disadvantage for Detroit. Nevertheless, the Red Wings matched the offer and paid the bonus. The $28 million Detroit paid Fedorov for 43 total games in 1997–98 is the largest single season amount paid to an NHL player.[26] 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 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). Fedorov 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 NHL in plus-minus in the 1990s with a +221.[27]

In 2001–02 season, Fedorov played with a star-studded roster that included newcomers Dominik Hašek, Luc Robitaille and Brett Hull, culminating with Fedorov winning his third Stanley Cup, where he led the Stanley Cup Finals again in points for a second time. During an interview with Hull days after the Red Wings' 2002 Stanley Cup championship win, he commented on Fedorov as a player and person: "[Fedorov's] maturity—not only on the ice, but off the ice—has grown immensely, and, like Stevie said, there's not too many guys in this league, if any, that have the skill that he does. And he's learned to use it over the years. I think everyone can see that."[28] In the 2002–03 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, also winning the inaugural Kharlamov Trophy, at the time awarded yearly to the top Russian player in 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 Hašek later remarked of Fedorov's shot, "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."[29] After an October 25, 2002, game between the Pittsburgh Penguins 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."[30]

Fedorov giving a check with the Washington Capitals

Fedorov signed a free-agent contract with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for less than the Red Wings offered him after Detroit lost to Anaheim in the first round of the playoffs in 2003. Fedorov is currently 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 than Fedorov.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim[edit]

In the 2003 off-season, Fedorov signed with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim after a long contract dispute with the Red Wings in which he rejected five-year, $50 million and four-year, $40 million contract offers. 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 in an eventual 7–2 Red Wings victory, during which he scored one of Anaheim's goals. He remained with Anaheim from 2003 to 2005. It was with the Ducks that Fedorov registered his 1,000th point in the NHL, becoming the first Russian-born and fifth European-born player to do so.[31]

Some hockey legends in interviews throughout the years have commented on Fedorov's abilities, such as former Red Wings teammate Nicklas Lidström: "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."[32] 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."[32] Steve Yzerman and Wayne Gretzky speaking to Fox Sports columnist and Detroit radio host Art Regner in past interviews said they thought "Fedorov is the most talented player they've ever seen."[33] After leaving the Red Wings (his first season with Anaheim, in which he scored 31 times), Fedorov had multiple injuries and his tally of 18 goals in 2006–07 was the most he scored until his retirement from the NHL in 2008–09.

Columbus Blue Jackets[edit]

Fedorov with the Blue Jackets in 2006.

In an unanticipated move, on November 15, 2005, Fedorov (along with a fifth-round draft pick) was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Tyler Wright and rookie defenceman François Beauchemin.[34] As a Blue Jacket, Fedorov 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.[35]

In a 2006 interview, former Detroit Red Wings 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 13 seasons with Detroit. During the late 1990s, Bowman experimented by using Fedorov on defence and pairing him with Larry Murphy. Red Wings Senior Vice-President Jim Devellano said, "I'm convinced if we left him there, he'd have won a Norris Trophy."[11] Although he was effective playing defence, Fedorov stated he would rather play as a forward, though this did not prevent then-Blue Jackets head coach Ken Hitchcock from moving Fedorov to defence on occasion.

Washington Capitals[edit]

Approaching the NHL trade deadline in 2008, Fedorov was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for prospect Theo Ruth.[36]

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

In a 2009 interview, Scotty Bowman recalled a conversation between Wayne Gretzky and himself: "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 defence. But Sergei could. He was a hell of a player.'"[37] A few years later, in a 2015 interview, Bowman stated he thought Fedorov "could have been an all-star defenceman, but he developed his offensive skills".[38]

On April 28, 2009, in one of his final games in the NHL, after scoring the game-winning goal in the 2009 playoffs against the New York Rangers in a 2–1 Game 7 contest, then-Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau stated 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." Teammate Alexander 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."[4]

In his book, Jeremy Roenick spoke about Fedorov being one of his top ten favourite players to play against: "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." He added, "Today we talk about Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin, but neither of those guys could skate with [Alexander] Mogilny or Fedorov or [Pavel] Bure."[39]

Kontinental Hockey League[edit]

For the 2009–10 season, Fedorov returned to Russia, signing a two-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He said that he wanted to fulfill his father's lifelong dream of having his two sons play on the same team.[40] Early in the season, Fedorov scored his 1,500th point in official games.[41]

Fedorov announced he would be returning to CSKA Moscow as a player on October 9, 2013. "The legs are still good," and, "I still train twice a week," Fedorov said in response to questions of him continuing his playing career.[42] He would appear in his last two games of his career for CSKA at the 2013 Spengler Cup, registering three shots and one goal. However, he never appeared in a KHL game for the team.

Hockey Hall of Fame[edit]

On November 9, 2015, Fedorov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. During the weekend festivities, many of his past coaches and teammates commented on Fedorov's career. Scotty Bowman was speaking about having to put Sergei on defence when injuries were piling up: "He was the best defenseman in the league for a six-week period."[43] Former teammate Brendan Shanahan said, "I'm convinced if Sergei played defense, he could have won a Norris Trophy... He was so talented, so strong."[44] Wayne Gretzky spoke on their friendship: "He was one of my closer friends that played on another team. Actually, the year he won the Hart Memorial Trophy I think it was, he lived with us for six weeks in the offseason and we trained together and spent a lot of time together."[43] Alexander Ovechkin said he was "the best player I've ever played with. He was unbelievable. You put him in every position and he was going to be the best. His hockey sense was unbelievable. His shot and vision, unbelievable".[45]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing Soviet Union Soviet Union
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1990 Switzerland
World Junior Championship
Gold medal – first place 1989 USA
Silver medal – second place 1988 Soviet Union
Goodwill Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 USA
Representing Russia Russia
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2010 Germany
World Cup of Hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Canada

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 CSKA Moscow 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.[46]

Later that year, Fedorov 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 Pavel 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 and Vladimir Konstantinov) for fears of defection.[47] 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 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 Fedorov was paired against tournament scoring leader Wayne Gretzky.

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

In the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, 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 Finland (Moscow), Germany (Landshut), Sweden (Stockholm), USA (Detroit) and tied against Canada (Calgary).[48][49][50][51] The United States, Sweden and Finland games saw the Bure–Fedorov–Mogilny line for the first (and only) time internationally at senior level,[50][52] which was considered "perhaps the best forward line on earth" at the time.[53] With Pavel Bure injured at the end of the game against the Americans, 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 defencemen Darius Kasparaitis, where he sprinted to the puck and shot it over the blocker of goaltender Curtis Joseph to tie the game.[54] 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 United States after defeating Finland 5–0 in the quarter-finals.

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. In the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Fedorov and the Russians eliminated the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals 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 Turin, 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."[55]

The Washington Capitals' trio of Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Fedorov competed on the same line for Russia and won the gold medal at the 2008 World Championships, 5–4 in overtime against Canada; Fedorov passed to Ilya Kovalchuk to set up the game-winning goal. The tournament was held for the first time in Canada (in Quebec City) for the 100th anniversary celebrations. At the 2009 World Championships, Russia would repeat as champions after again defeating Canada in the final.

Fedorov also played for Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the oldest player in the tournament at age 40. Although Russia entered the competition ranked number one in the world,[56] Russia was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Fedorov nonetheless finished the Olympics at a point-per-game pace and tied Alexander Ovechkin for second overall in team scoring.

On December 27, 2013, Fedorov played for CSKA Moscow in the 2013 Spengler Cup—in two games, he scored one goal.[57][58]

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.[59] 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".[60] 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 romantically linked to actress Tara Reid in 2004.

Fedorov also had a cereal named after him called Fedorov Crunch.[61]

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.[62]

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.[63] Fedorov won the suit but has been unable to collect on the judgment from Zada.[64]

Fedorov continues his philanthropic endeavours 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.[65]

Fedorov currently serves as the general manager of CSKA Moscow.[66] He resides in Moscow during hockey season and splits his summers between Detroit and Miami.

Sergei is the brother of former professional hockey player Fedor Fedorov.

Awards and achievements[edit]

NHL records and accomplishments[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[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  — season not played due to 2004–05 NHL lock-out
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[68] 141 22 52 74 123 35 38 7 11 18 26

International[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Soviet Union WJC DQ 6 0 0 0 8
1988 Soviet Union WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 5 7 12 0
1989 Soviet Union WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 4 8 12 4
1989 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 6 3 9 10
1990 Soviet Union WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 4 2 6 10
1991 Soviet Union CC 5th 5 2 2 4 6
1996 Russia WCH 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3 3 6 2
1998 Russia OG 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 1 5 6 8
2002 Russia OG 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2 2 4 4
2008 Russia WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 9 5 7 12 8
2010 Russia OG 6th 4 0 4 4 6
2010 Russia WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9 2 4 6 12
Junior totals 20 10 14 24 12
Senior totals 64 25 32 57 66

NHL All-Star Games[edit]

Year Location   G A Pts
1992 Philadelphia 0 2 2
1994 New York City 1 1 2
1996 Boston 0 1 1
2001 Denver 2 0 2
2002 Los Angeles 1 0 1
2003 Sunrise 0 2 2
All-Star totals 4 6 10

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  15. ^ Sheppard, p. 233.
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Frank J. Selke Trophy winner
1994
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Winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy
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