Sergei Fedorov to be Russian KHL General Manager
A Red Wings and NHL legend has decided to hang his hockey gear up and head to retirement. After a fulfilling career playing hockey, the Russian legend is making a perfect circle in his career.
Sergei Fedorov started his career playing for Moscow CSKA in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 1986. He then was drafted by the Wings in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, 74th overall. Fedorov, 42, spent thirteen memorable seasons with the Detroit Red Wings where he won three Stanley Cups (1997, 1998, 2002), staring in a little over 900 games wearing the Red and White jersey. The collaborative player then continued to play for the Ducks, the Blue Jackets, and finally the Capitals. After an incredibly successful career with the NHL, he headed back home to Russia after the 2008-2009 season ended. He started to play in the KHL with the Metallurg Magnitogorsk to fulfill his father’s dream to have both of the Fedorov brothers play on the same team at the same time. Fedorov played in close to 150 games before rumors hit about his retirement. His career has been one of the most successful careers of all Russian-born players.
Fedorov is heading back to the team that jump-started his career many years ago. The Russian daily newspaper, Sovetsky Sport, reported this past weekend that the former NHL star will soon to finish his long hockey playing career and head to the front offices of Moscow CSKA of the KHL as general manager. The Russian ice hockey club, more popularly known as the "Red Army" or "Central Red Army", has won more Soviet championships and European cups than any other team in history. It is safe to say the successful team will be lucky to have a player who knows the game like Sergei Fedorov.