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Sergei Fedorov #91
Sergei Fedorov was drafted 74th overall in the 1989 Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings. He was runner-up to Ed Belfour for the 1990-91 Calder Memorial Trophy (the NHL award for top rookie) and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. In 1993-94, Sergei won the Hart Trophy (the award given to the league's MVP), the Selke Trophy (the award given to the league's best defensive forward), the Lester B. Pearson Award (an honour given to the league's top performer as voted by the Players' Association) and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team. He scored a goal in his first NHL game on October 4, 1990, against New Jersey. He has won two Stanley Cups as a member of the Red Wings, in 1996-97 and 1997-98. In the 1998-99 season, he scored 26 goals and 37 assists in 77 games. In 1999-2000, Sergei scored 27 goals and 35 assists in 65 games. He had a plus/minus rating of +8 and blasted 283 shots at the net. On November 24, 2000, Sergei scored two goals and was the first star of the game in Scotty Bowman's 2000th game behind the bench (a 3-2 victory against the Canucks). That week, Sergei won NHL Player of the Week honours (Nov. 20-26) after a ten-point performance in just four games. In 2000-01, Sergei led the Red Wings with 32 goals as the team won the Central Division title.
Sergei played for the Central Red Army Team in Russia from 1986-90, scoring 41 goals and 74 points for the club. His best season was 1989-90, scoring 19 goals and 29 points in 48 games.
Sergei played for Russia at the 1988 World Junior Championship, earning All-Star honours. In 1989, he won a gold medal at the World Junior Championships, scoring 12 points. Sergei won two gold medals with the Soviet National Team in 1989 and 1990. He also participated in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and won a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
The Sergei Fedorov Foundation gives money to a variety of causes, including forming a partnership with Orchards Children's Services and awarding scholarships for students from at-risk backgrounds to attend Michigan universities. Sergei's younger brother is hockey player Fedor Fedorov.
Personal Information courtesy of the National Hockey League Players' Association, NHLPA.com.