Sergei Fedorov joins Red Wings roster for Winter Classic Alumni games

DETROIT - The Russian Five is officially reuniting.

Sergei Fedorov will join the Red Wings alumni roster for the Alumni Showdown games accompanying the Winter Classic this December at Comerica Park.

Igor Larionov, Slava Kozlov, and Slava Fetisov have already agreed to play in the game. Vladimir Konstantinov will appear as a special guest during the festivities.

Fedorov won three Stanley Cup championships with the Red Wings in 1997, 1998, and 2002.

One of the most skilled players to ever play in Detroit, Fedorov's time with the Red Wings was filled with success - and interesting stories. The flashy forward gained the love of fans with his play and style, notably his white Nike skates. But he butted heads with head coach Scotty Bowman, who wanted him to play better defensively.

He signed an offer sheet with the Hurricanses in February 1998 that would have paid him $38 million over six years, including a $14 million signing bonus and another $12 million bonus if the team reached the conference finals. The Red Wings matched it, and he led the team to its second straight Stanley Cup four months later.

The 1994 Hart Memorial Trophy winner was a six-time NHL All-Star. He ranks fourth all-time in Detroit history with 400 goals, fifth in assists with 554, and fifth in points with 954.

In 162 playoff games, he recorded 163 points.

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