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Capitals Sign Center Sergei Fedorov to One-Year Contract

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
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ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center Sergei Fedorov to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Fedorov (SAIR-gay FEH-duh-rahf), 38, will begin his 18th NHL season this year. 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.

“We are happy to have Sergei back,” said vice president and general manager George McPhee. “What he brings to the club extends beyond the rink. He is a leader and a player that everyone on our team wanted back. We look forward to him helping us compete this upcoming season.”
 
A 6’2”, 207-pound native of Pskov, Russia, Fedorov played in 18 games for Washington last year after being acquired by the Capitals from Columbus at the trade deadline. He tallied two goals and 11 assists as a Capital and scored the game-winning goal in the final game of the season against Florida on April 5, that propelled Washington to a Southeast Division championship and its first playoff berth since 2003. Fedorov had one goal and four assists in seven playoff games for Washington.
 
Fedorov has averaged nearly a point per game in his career, with 1,146 points (472 goals, 674 assists) in 1,196 games with Detroit, Anaheim, Columbus and Washington. 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 (ninth among active players), tied for 49th in career goals (10th among active players) and 54th in career assists (12th among active players). Fedorov’s career plus/minus rating of +257 ranks first among all active forwards.
 
Washington now has three Hart Trophy winners on their roster for next season. Alex Ovechkin won the award last season, while goaltender Jose Theodore received the Hart Trophy after the 2001-02 season. Fedorov won it after the 1993-94 season. There are only nine Hart Trophy winners that are still active in the NHL.
 
Sergei Fedorov                     
Center
Ht.: 6’2”                                Wt.: 207                Shoots: Left
Born: Dec. 13, 1969 (Pskov, Russia)
Drafted: Detroit’s 4th round choice, 74th overall in 1989
Acquired: From Columbus in exchange for Theo Ruth, Feb. 26, 2008
 
                                                                                                Regular Season                                                                                      Playoffs
Year            Team                               League           GP         G         A       Pts     PIM        +/-   PP   SH GW          S           GP     G     A   Pts PIM
1985-86       Minsk                              USSR2             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           -       -       -       -           -               -       -       -       -       -
                    Soviet Union                    WEC-A            10          6          3          9        10           -       -       -       -           -               -       -       -       -       -
1989-90       CSKA Moscow                Fr-Tour              1          0          0          0          2           -       -       -       -           -               -       -       -       -       -
                    CSKA                              USSR               48        19        10        29        22           -       -       -       -           -               -       -       -       -       -
                    CSKA Moscow                Super-S              5          2          2          4        11           -       -       -       -           -               -       -       -       -       -
                    Soviet Union                    WEC-A            10          4          2          6        10           -       -       -       -           -               -       -       -       -       -
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
1997-98       Detroit                            NHL                21          6        11        17        25        10      2      0      2        68            22    10    10    20    12
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      9      6      256            23      5    14    19    20
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      9      2      6      268               -       -       -       -       -
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               -       -       -       -       -
                    CAPITALS                      NHL                18          2        11        13          8         -2      1      0      1        34              7      1      4      5      8
CAPITALS TOTALS                                                  18          2        11        13          8         -2      1      0      1        34              7      1      4      5      8
NHL TOTALS                                                        1196      472      674    1146      789      257  142    36    91    3867          169    51  117  168  121
 
NHL All-Rookie Team (1991) * NHL First All-Star Team (1994) * Frank J. Selke Trophy (1994, 1996) * Lester B. Pearson Award (1994) * Hart Memorial Trophy (1994) * Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003)
 
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