Does Sergei Fedorov Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Sergei Fedorov had a couple great seasons and a very long career. Yet he was inducted very quickly, as if he was a no-doubter. Did Fedorov deserve that treatment?

Listen to us discuss Fedorov’s case here:

Sergei Fedorov’s stats:

Career

  • NHL: 1990-2009; 18 seasons, 17 quality
  • Totals:
    • 483G (3rd USSR-born player All Time),
    • 696A (1st) for
    • 1179P (1st),
    • +261 (1st) in
    • 1248 games (4th);
    • 19:52 ATOI (since 1998-99),
    • 125.6 PS (8th)
  • Fedorov is the 8th USSR-born player All Time in GPG, 5th in APG and 7th in PPG, with Hockey Reference rate statistic qualifiers applied
  • Fedorov is 3rd All Time among USSR-born players in OPS
  • In his draft class (1989), Fedorov, drafted 74th overall, is
    • 2nd in Goals, Points and Plus/Minus
    • 3rd in Assists
    • But 5th in Games Played
  • Of the 19 players to play in at least 1200 games between 1990 and 2009, Fedorov is
    • 7th in Goals, Assists, Points and OPS
    • 5th in GPG
    • 6th in APG and PPG
    • 4th in Plus/Minus
    • 9th in PS
  • 82-game average: 32G, 46A for 77P, +17
  • 3-year peak (1993-96): 82-game average of 45G, 65A for 110P, +42
  • Possession (since 2007, 2 seasons):
    • 57.8 Corsi For % (10th), 4.1 Corsi For Relative % (20th)
    • 57.4 Fenwick For % (12th), 3.7 Fenwick For Relative % (21st)
  • Playoffs:
    • 52G, 124A (8th All Time) for 176P (15th All Time), +38
    • Fedorov is 12th All Time in Playoff APG
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 508G, 718A for 1226P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 33G, 47A for 81P
      • Adjusted PPG: Fedorov is not in the Top 25
    • VsX:
      • 495G, 750A for 1,113P
      • If the qualifier is set to 1,230 GP (15 seasons), Fedorov is 24th All time in GPG
  • Traded twice after his prime.

Accomplishments

  • Hart (‘94)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting an additional time, Top 5 in Selkie voting 3 addition times, Top 5 in Calder voting
  • Selkie (‘94, ‘96)
  • Ted Lindsay (‘94)
  • Back Check MVP (’94, ’96)
  • Top 5 Player (by PS) once (‘94)
  • Best Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘94)
  • Goals:
    • Top 5 in Goals once
    • Top 5 in GPG once
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 55 goals once,
      • 35 goals three times,
      • scored 30 goals ten times,
      • 25 goals twelve times,
      • 20 goals thirteen times
  • Assists:
    • Top 10 in Assists once
    • Top 10 in APG once
    • Single-season totals:
      • Tallied 60 assists twice,
      • 50 assists four times,
      • 40 assists six times
  • Points:
    • Top 5 in Points once, Top 10 twice
    • Top 5 in PPG, Top 10 three times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 120 points once,
      • 100 points twice,
      • 80 points five times,
      • 70 points six times,
      • 60 points twelve times,
      • 50 points thirteen times
  • Top 5 in Plus/Minus twice, Top 10 three times
  • 1st Team All Star once, 1st Team All Rookie
  • Rookie of the Month
  • 6 All Star game appearances
  • VsX:
    • Goals:
      • Best 7 Seasons: 113th
      • Best 10 Seasons: 89th
    • Assists:
      • Best 7 Seasons: 150th
      • Best 10 Seasons: 114th
    • Points:
      • Best 7 Seasons: 90th
      • Best 10 Seasons: 78th

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Player (led playoffs in assists and points) on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (‘95 Red Wings),
    • Best Skater (by points) on one Champion (‘97 Wings),
    • Top 3 Forward (led the playoffs in goals) on one Champion (‘98 Wings),
    • Top 3 Forward (led the playoffs in assists) on one Final Four (‘96 Wings),
    • Top 3 Forward on one Champion (‘02 Wings)
  • Olympics:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Olympic Runner Up (‘98 Russia) and one Bronze Medal (‘02 Russia)
  • World Cup:
    • Best Forward??? (by points) on one World Cup Bronze (‘96 Russia)
  • World Championships:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on two World Champions (‘89 USSR, ‘08 Russia),
    • Top 6 Forward? (by points) on one World Champion (‘90 USSR) and one Runner Up (‘10 Russia)
  • Goodwill Games:
    • Unknown role on one Goodwill Games Champion (‘90 USSR) – when he defected so he might not have played
  • European Championships:
    • Unknown role on three European Champions (‘88, ‘89, ‘90 HC CSKA Moscow)
  • Super Series:
    • Unknown role on one Super Series (‘90 HC CSKA Moscow)
  • USSR Cup:
    • Unknown role on one USSR Cup Champion (‘88 HC CSKA Moscow)
  • Soviet League:
    • Unknown role on two Soviet League Champions (‘88, ‘89 HC CSKA Moscow)

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