Ontario Hockey League grad Fedor Fedorov not only has his brother watching over him as the General Manager of CSKA Moscow, Sergei Fedorov has decided to return to the game as a player after taking 2012-13 off. Fedor is in his first year with CSKA and Sergei was to make his return to the ice on October 11 but was not on the bench.
Fedor played two years in the OHL, 1999-00 with the Windsor Spitfires and 2000-01 with the Sudbury Wolves. He was a sixth round pick by the Spits at the 1998 OHL Priority Selection, 115th overall. In his year with Sudbury, Fedorov scored 33 goals and assisted on 45 for 78 points over 67 regular season games.
Fedorov twice entered the NHL Entry Draft. In 1999, the Tampa Bay Lightning took him in the sixth round, 182nd overall. Two years later in 2001, the Vancouver Canucks chose Fedor in the third round, 66th overall. It was with the Canucks that Fedor saw the bulk of his National Hockey League action. He played a total of 18 games, seven with the Canucks in 2002-03 and eight with the team in 2003-04. In 2005-06, Fedorov appeared in three games with the New York Rangers.
In 2005, Fedor played for Russia at the IIHF World Hockey Championships, held jointly between Vienna and Innsbruck in Austria. After losing to Canada 4-3 in the semi-final game, Russia captured bronze with a 6-3 win over Sweden.
Fedor has been back in Russia since 2006-07 and CSKA Moskva is his seventh team in the KHL (RSL included). He came close to a Gagarin Cup championship in 2010-11. After starting the year as a teammate of brother Sergei with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, the younger Fedorov moved on to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk before settling in with a third team, Atlant Mytischchi for the rest of the year. Atlant reached the finals before losing in five games to Salavat Yulaev Ufa. Fedor was the most penalized player in the playoffs with 65 PIM.
Fedorov played 2012-13 with SKA St. Petersburg and is signed through 2013-14 with CSKA.
Not an OHL grad but certainly a hockey legend, Sergei originally played for CSKA Moskva before coming to the NHL and Detroit Red Wings for the 1990-91 season. He played for the club from 1986-87 to 1989-90.
Fedorov played 1,248 career NHL regular season games between 1990-91 and 2008-09 with the Red Wings, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals. He scored 483 goals and assisted on 696 for 1,179 points. Over 183 playoff games, Sergei added another 176 points. He was a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams in Detroit, 1996-97, 1997-98 and 2001-02.
In 1993-94, Sergei scored 56 goals and assisted on 64 for 120 poits over 82 regular season games with Detroit. He was third in goals behind Pavel Bure of the Canucks and Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues. Fedorov was second in the race for the Art Ross Trophy with 120 points, ten behind Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings. Sergei was awarded the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP. Interestingly, he was also awarded the Frank J.Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward.