If there has ever been a hot seat in European hockey, 42-year old Sergei Fyodorov is the one sitting in it. As the new General Manager of CSKA Moscow, it is his job to lead the iconic club back to the glory years, years which brought 32 national titles and 20 European Cups.

Sergei Fyodorov is one of the most successful players of the modern era. He won three IIHF World Championships, three Stanley Cups with Detroit, one silver medal and one bronze in the three Olympics he played and one World Junior gold medal.

Fyodorov totaled 1179 points in 1248 NHL games and he became the first European to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player in 1993-94 when he amassed 120 points (56 goals and 64 assists) in 82 games. He was a very unusual combination of skill, speed, goal scoring and defensive prowess. For this Fyodorov was awarded twice (1994 and 1995) with the NHL’s Frank Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward.