In honor of the league’s 100th anniversary, the NHL is using this All Star Weekend to announce the 100 Greatest NHL Players of All Time.
The full list was announced in a star-studded event Friday night hosted by Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor Jon Hamm. Players were introduced by decade and position group.
Among the 11(!) centers honored from the 1990s, one was one time Columbus Blue Jacket Sergei Fedorov.
Federov was acquired by Columbus from Anaheim on November 15, 2005 for Tyler Wright and Francois Beauchemin. Fedorov appeared in 185 for the Blue Jackets and in that time tallied 39 goals and 74 assists for 113 points. He was moved at the 2008 trade deadline to Washington for prospect Theo Ruth.
Over the course of his NHL career he played 19 seasons for 4 teams, most notably his first 13 seasons with Detroit. He played 908 games, scoring 400 goals and 554 assists. He won 3 Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, was a 6 time All-Star, and in 1994 won the Hart, Pearson, and Selke Trophies (he also won the Selke in 1996). He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, becoming the first former Blue Jacket to achieve that honor.
Congratulations to Sergei, our second favorite Sergei to don the Union Blue.
What are your thoughts on this list as a whole? Any surprise inclusions or omissions?