Sergei Federov Signs in Metallurg Magnitogorsk

GoucheCorrespondent IJune 26, 2009

WASHINGTON - MAY 13: Sergei Fedorov #91 of the Washington Capitals skates against Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center May 13, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Three-time Stanley Cup winner Sergei Fedorov—who made his mark in the NHL by scoring 483 career goals along with 1,179 total points in a 19-year career—has decided to go back home to the Russian league and be reunited with his younger brother.
The 39-year-old, who was taken by the Red Wings in the fourth round back in 1989, enjoyed his best seasons in Detroit where in 1994 he had a career season in producing 120 points and an impressive +48 rating.

Following that season, Fedorov was awarded the Lester B. Pearson Award, which goes to the best player voted on by the NHLPA and the Frank J. Selke Trophy for best defensive forward.

He would also win the award two years later. Fedorov—who this week signed a two- year contract to play with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Continental Hockey League—will be remembered for his strong skating and electrifying rushes which over his career got him selected to play in six All-Star Games.

Fedorov played on the famed "Russian" line while in Detroit alongside fellow Russians Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Kozlov, Slava Fetisov and Igor Larionov.

A major reason why he is returning home to play in the Continental League is to make his father’s life long wish come true of watching his two sons Sergei and Fedor play as line mates.

During post-season play Fedorov built a reputation of producing as he posted 52 goals and 176 points over his career.

Fedorov has played with the Red Wings, Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and most recently, the Washington Capitals.