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.