35 year old Russian centre, Yevgeni Fyodorov, is from Nizhny Tagil in Russia and is a 5ft 10” (196lbs) centre. He can play across the forward line.
As a Junior he played for Spartakovets Yekaernburg before making his professional debut as a 17 year old in the top tier of Russian hockey for Krylia Sovetov Moskva. Fyodorov played for a number of clubs at the top level of Russian hockey between 1997-2014, including AK Bars Kazan and Dynamo Moscow. In total the skilled centre has played a hugely impressive 742 professional games in the top tier of Russian ice hockey.
Notably Fyodorov was a 7th round draft pick by the LA Kings in 2000, and he also boasts a Silver medal at the 1999-2000 U-20 World Championship. He also has experience playing at the top level of European ice hockey having competed in the Champions Hockey League and previously the European Champions Cup for another of his previous clubs, Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
For the past two seasons he has been icing for Sputnik Nizhny Tagil in the VHL (2nd tier of Russian hockey) where he averaged a respectable 0.5 points per game for the club.
Of the signing coach Michal Dobron said “We were offered Fyodorov and took time to research him as a player and individual. Scott and I agreed he sounded a great addition. His experience in one of the top leagues in the world mean he is another player who has the ability to make a big impact at the Capitals. He will fit in well with what we are building at the club, and having Vorobyov already can only help. He’s a dogged determined player who will play hard and who can play in any position on my front line”.