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Capitals Acquire Center Sergei Fedorov from Columbus

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington sends draft pick Theo Ruth to Blue Jackets


ARLINGTON, Va. –
The Washington Capitals have acquired center Sergei Fedorov from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Washington draft pick Theo Ruth, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Fedorov (SAIR-gay FEH-duh-rahf), 38, is in his 17th NHL season. The six-time NHL All-Star won three Stanley Cups as a member of the Detroit Red Wings (1997, ’98 and 2002), won the Hart Trophy as the league MVP in 1994 and won the Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward in 1994 and ’96. A 6’2”, 207-pound native of Pskov, Russia, Fedorov has nine goals and 28 points in 50 games this season for the Blue Jackets.

Fedorov has averaged nearly a point per game in his career, with 1,133 points (470 goals, 663 assists) in 1,178 games with Detroit, Anaheim and Columbus. One of the most decorated Russian-born players in history, he has played in two Olympics, two World Cups, a Canada Cup and three World Junior Championships. He was the first Russian born and trained player to play 1,000 NHL games.

Detroit’s fourth choice, 74th overall, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Fedorov played 13 seasons with Detroit before signing with Anaheim as a free agent in 2003. Columbus acquired him via trade on Nov. 15, 2005. In NHL history he ranks 47th in career points (10th among active players), 50th in career goals (12th among active players) and 54th in career assists (13th among active players). Fedorov’s career plus/minus rating of +259 ranks second among all active forwards, trailing only Jaromir Jagr (+272).

Ruth was a second-round selection of the Capitals, 46th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The defenseman is currently a freshman at Notre Dame in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
Sergei Fedorov Career Statistics
      Regular Season Playoffs

Year

Team

League

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

+/-

PP

SH

GW

S

GP

G

A

Pts

PIM

 

1985-86

Minsk

USSR-2

15

6

1

7

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1986-87

CSKA

USSR

29

6

6

12

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Soviet Union

WJC-A

6

0

0

0

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1987-88

CSKA

USSR

48

7

9

16

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Soviet Union

WJC-A

7

5

7

12

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1988-89

CSKA

USSR

44

9

8

17

35

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Soviet Union

WJC-A

7

4

8

12

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1989-90

CSKA

USSR

48

19

10

29

22

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1990-91

Detroit

NHL

77

31

48

79

66

11

11

3

5

259

7

1

5

6

4

 

1991-92

Detroit

NHL

80

32

54

86

72

26

7

2

5

249

11

5

5

10

8

 
 

Soviet Union

Can-Cup

5

2

2

4

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1992-93

Detroit

NHL

73

34

53

87

72

33

13

4

3

217

7

3

6

9

23

 

1993-94

Detroit

NHL

82

56

64

120

34

48

13

4

10

337

7

1

7

8

6

 

1994-95

Detroit

NHL

42

20

30

50

24

6

7

3

5

147

17

7

17*

24*

6

 

1995-96

Detroit

NHL

78

39

68

107

48

49

11

3

11

306

19

2

18*

20

10

 

1996-97

Detroit

NHL

74

30

33

63

30

29

9

2

4

273

20

8

12

20

12

 
 

Russia

W-Cup

5

3

3

6

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1997-98

Detroit

NHL

21

6

11

17

25

10

2

0

2

68

22

10*

10

20

12

 
 

Russia

Olympics

6

1

5

6

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

1998-99

Detroit

NHL

77

26

37

63

66

9

6

2

3

224

10

1

8

9

8

 

1999-00

Detroit

NHL

68

27

35

62

22

8

4

4

7

263

9

4

4

8

4

 

2000-01

Detroit

NHL

75

32

37

69

40

12

14

2

7

268

6

2

5

7

0

 

2001-02

Detroit

NHL

81

31

37

68

36

20

10

0

6

256

23

5

14

19

20

 
 

Russia

Olympics

6

2

2

4

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

2002-03

Detroit

NHL

80

36

47

83

52

15

10

2

11

281

4

1

2

3

0

 

2003-04

Anaheim

NHL

80

31

34

65

42

-5

42

9

2

6

-

-

-

-

-

 

2004-05

Russia

W-Cup

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

2005-06

Anaheim

NHL

5

0

1

1

2

-1

0

0

0

18

-

-

-

-

-

 
 

Columbus

NHL

62

12

31

43

64

-1

3

1

2

142

-

-

-

-

-

 

2006-07

Columbus

NHL

73

18

24

42

56

-7

7

2

2

163

-

-

-

-

-

 

2007-08

Columbus

NHL

50

9

19

28

30

-3

5

0

1

94

-

-

-

-

-

 

NHL TOTALS

   

1,178

470

663

1,133

781

259

141

36

90

3,833

162

50

113

163

113

 
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