Fedorov Set to Part Ways With Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) _ Sergei Fedorov’s agent said the high-scoring forward will not return to the Detroit Red Wings next season.
``We made it official today that Sergei is ready to move on,″ agent Pat Brisson said Wednesday.
Negotiations between the 33-year-old unrestricted free agent and the Red Wings did not progress in the days leading up to Monday’s deadline before free agency.
Brisson said he has been talking to several teams he declined to identify.
``We’re going to do what’s necessary for him to be in the right environment,″ he said.
Brisson gave the news to Detroit general manager Ken Holland.
``I told him and we went over this ... and we’re moving on,″ Brisson said.
Holland told the Detroit Free Press, ``Obviously he was a great player for us for a lot of years. I thought we made tremendous offers. It’s unfortunate that Pat and Sergei feel this way.″
Fedorov spent his first 13 NHL seasons with the Red Wings. He scored 400 goals and added 554 assists.
Fedorov won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player in 1994 and the Selke Trophy as the league’s best defensive forward in 1994 and 1996.
Detroit won the Stanley Cup three times with Fedorov _ in 1997, 1998 and 2002.