Feb. 9, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (left) and Nicklas Lidstrom (5) center Henrik Zetterberg (40) center Pavel Datsyuk (13) and goalie Jimmy Howard (right) NHL press conference for the 2013 Winter Classic between Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Sergei Fedorov Added to Alumni Game Roster

The Red Wings have announced their fifth and final member of the “Russian Five” has been added to their alumni roster.

Sergei Fedorov has been announced to appear on the alumni team for the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 SiriusXM Hockeytown Winter Festival. The game will take place at Comerica Park in Detroit on December 31st, the day before the Red Wings face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor.

The Red Wings announced today Fedorov’s involvement in the festivities. Fedorov helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1997, 1998, and 2002. He was also the recipient of the 1994 Hart Memorial trophy. His rookie season was a good one, scoring 79 points in 77 games. His best career season was in 1993-94 when he recorded a total of 120 points in 82 games. He had played for three other teams (Anaheim, Columbus, and Washington) after the Red Wings before retiring in 2009.

He is joining his old teammates in the Alumni game, reconnecting with the “Russian Five.” He will play center between Igor Larionov (right wing) and Vyacheslav Kozlov (left wing). He will also be with Viacheslav Fetisov and Vladimir Konstantinov, who is supposed to appear as a special guest, manning the blueline.

Fedorov was one great player who had helped the Red Wings win championships and win a lot of games. He was a big influence in the Red Wings history, and is a great addition to the alumni roster. Below is a full list of the alumni team. The * next to a player’s name means they are attending the event, but not participating in it.

Forwards: Red Berenson, Doug Brown, Jimmy Carson, Dino Ciccarelli, Mathieu Dandenault, Alex Delvecchio*, Dallas Drake, Kris Draper, Brent Fedyk, Tomas Holmstrom, Gordie Howe*, Petr Klima, Joe Kocur, Slava Kozlov, Martin Lapointe, Igor Larionov, Ted Lindsay*, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Kevin Miller, John Ogrodnick, Dennis Polonich, Mickey Redmond, Brendan Shanahan, Garry Unger, Paul Ysebaert

Defensemen: Chris Chelios, Steve Duchesne, Slava Fetisov, Jiri Fischer, Mark Howe, Vladimir Konstantinov*, Nicklas Lidstrom, Larry Murphy, Brian Rafalski, Mathieu Schneider, Aaron Ward, Jason Woolley

Goaltenders: Ken Holland, Manny Legace, Eddie Mio, Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon

Coaches: Scotty Bowman, Jacques Demers, Barry Smith

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