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Sergei Fedorov Biography

Plays For Soviet Army Team, Intriguing Start To Nhl Career, Renews Contract With Red Wings In 1998


Russian hockey player

The first Russian player to win the National Hockey League's (NHL) Hart Trophy as Most Valuable Player in 1994, Sergei Fedorov exemplifies the growing presence of European players in one of North America's favorite sports. In doing so he helped the Detroit Red Wings shake off a decades-long slump to return to Stanley Cup championship viability. The team won back-to-back victories in 1997 and 1998 in significant part due to Fedorov's efforts. After prolonged contract talks

Sergei Fedorov

sparked a bidding war for his services in 1998, Fedorov renewed his contract with the Red Wings, who won another Stanley Cup in 2002. A popular figure off the ice for his extensive philanthropic efforts, Fedorov has also attracted considerable tabloid attention for his relationship with professional tennis player Anna Kournikova.

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