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Sergei Fedorov

Born:December 13, 1969Draft:1989, Red Wings, 74th Overall
Hometown:Pskov, Soviet UnionPosition:C/D
Known For:Soviet DefectorShoots:Left
National Team:Soviet Union and RussiaCurrent Status:Retired

Sergei Viktorovich Fyodorov (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). During his playing career, for which he is best known for his 13 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, Fedorov was primarily a center, but occasionally played as a winger or defenseman.

Fedorov was one of the first hockey players to defect from his native Soviet Union in order to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). While playing with Detroit, he won the Stanley Cup three times, as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player in 1994. After leaving the Red Wings in the summer of 2003, Fedorov played stints with the Mighty Ducks of AnaheimColumbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals before retiring from the NHL in 2009, becoming the first Russian to achieve the feat. 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. In 2017, Fedorov was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in history.

Fedorov was considered one of the best players in the world from the 1990s to the early 2000s. He last played for Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, where he was made captain in early September 2011. He was also an ambassador for Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 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.

Sergei Federov Detroit Red Wings
Sergei Federov, Detroit Red Wings (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)

Sergei Fedorov Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
November 15, 2005Fifth-Round Pick
(Maxime Frechette)
Francois Beauchemin
Tyler Wright
February 26, 2008Washington Capitals 2007-Present Secondary LogoTed Ruth

Deeper Dive


  • IIHF U20 WJC Silver Medal — 1988
  • IIHF U20 WJC All-Star Team — 1988
  • IIHF U20 WJC Gold Medal — 1989
  • IIHF World Hockey Championships Gold Medal — 1989, 1990, 2008
  • IIHF World Hockey Championships Silver Medal — 2010
  • World Cup of Hockey Bronze Medal — 1996
  • Olympic Games Silver Medal — 1998
  • Olympic Games Bronze Medal — 2002
  • NHL All-Rookie Team — 1991
  • Selected to Six NHL All-Star Games — 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1994
  • Hart Memorial Trophy — 1994
  • Lester B. Pearson Award — 1994
  • Ted Lindsay Award — 1994
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy — 1994, 1996
  • NHL Record for Most Career Overtime Points (27)
  • First Russian Player to Reach 1,000 Points
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1997, 1998, 2002
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 2015
  • Inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame — 2016