43 Facts About Sergei Fedorov


Sergei Fedorov was one of the first hockey players to defect from his native Soviet Union in order to play in the National Hockey League.

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Sergei Fedorov played in over 1,200 NHL games and scored 483 goals in the NHL.

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Sergei Fedorov 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.

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In 2017, Sergei Fedorov was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history.

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Sergei Fedorov was considered one of the best players in the world from the 1990s to the early 2000s.

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Sergei Fedorov last played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, where he was made captain in early September 2011.

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Sergei Fedorov was an ambassador for Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Sergei Fedorov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9,2015, and to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2016.

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When he was just 16, Sergei Fedorov was already playing for CSKA Moscow in the Soviet Union with future NHL Hall-of-Famer Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny, among others.

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Less than two months later, Sergei Fedorov was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round, 74th overall, of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

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Red Wings general manager Jim Devellano had consulted team captain and future Hall-of-Famer Steve Yzerman about Sergei Fedorov, knowing that the two had played against each other in the World Championships.

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Sergei Fedorov finished second in scoring behind the Los Angeles Kings' Wayne Gretzky with 56 goals and 120 points.

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Sergei Fedorov is different than Wayne and Mario because he dominates with his speed, and unbelievable one-on-one moves.

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Sergei Fedorov led the Stanley Cup Finals in goals and led the Red Wings in points.

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Sergei Fedorov won another Selke Trophy in 1996 after scoring 39 goals and 107 points in 78 games, while playing stellar defensively.

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Sergei Fedorov finished in the top five for Hart Trophy voting and led Detroit in scoring, and helped them win the Presidents' Trophy.

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Sergei Fedorov 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.

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Sergei Fedorov finished tied for the team lead with 20 points in 19 playoff games.

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Sergei Fedorov led the Stanley Cup Finals in points and in goals for a second time.

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Sergei Fedorov led the playoffs in goals and helped the Red Wings win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

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Sergei Fedorov is only the third player in NHL history to have four consecutive 20+ point playoffs, along with Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier.

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Sergei 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.

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Sergei Fedorov is currently fourth all-time in many offensive categories in Red Wings history, behind Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman and Alex Delvecchio.

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Brian Burke, who had just joined the team as general manager, found that Sergei Fedorov was less interested in contributing to the team, as he had with the Red Wings, than he was enjoying the nightlife in Los Angeles where he would be riding back in limos at 3 to 4am even on game days.

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Burke was so concerned that Sergei Fedorov 'was a bad influence in the dressing room, ' and that 'other players were starting to follow his lead, ' that he sent rookies Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry to the Ducks' AHL minor league team solely to get them away from Sergei Fedorov.

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Sergei Fedorov knew what he had to do, when to do it, and that's what makes him one of the greatest players, ever.

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Sergei Fedorov has more experience than anybody in this locker room.

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Sergei Fedorov said that he wanted to fulfill his father's lifelong dream of having his two sons play on the same team.

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Sergei Fedorov announced he would be returning to CSKA Moscow as a player on October 9,2013.

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Sergei Fedorov would appear in his last two games of his career for CSKA at the 2013 Spengler Cup, registering three shots and one goal.

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Sergei Fedorov 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.

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Later that year, Sergei Fedorov made his senior debut with the Soviet national team as a 19-year-old at the 1989 World Championships in Sweden.

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Sergei Fedorov 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.

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Sergei Fedorov was asked to join the team, which he accepted to represent his country.

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One of Sergei 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.

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Sergei Fedorov played for Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the oldest player in the tournament at age 40.

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Sergei Fedorov nonetheless finished the Olympics at a point-per-game pace and tied Alexander Ovechkin for second overall in team scoring.

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

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Sergei Fedorov was born to Viktor and Natalia Sergei Fedorov in Pskov.

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Sergei Fedorov claimed he and tennis star Anna Kournikova were married in 2001.

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Sergei Fedorov was romantically linked to actress Tara Reid in 2004.

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In 2006, Sergei Fedorov appeared in Soccer Aid, a football game that takes place in England pitting celebrities against each other to benefit UNICEF UK.

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Sergei Fedorov won the suit but has been unable to collect on the judgment from Zada.

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