Fedorov Signs With KHL Team

Posted by Dave Nichols | Thursday, June 25, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »

Sergei Fedorov has signed a two-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, according to the Russian club.

At Metallurg, Fedorov will be reunited with his younger brother Fedor Fedorov, who signed a two-year deal with the club this year.

Fedorov's agent, Pat Brisson, told the team that Fedorov wished to fulfill his father's dream of seeing his sons play on the same team.

The deal is reportedly for two years at $3.8 million per season, according to Capitals Insider, quoting other sources.

The 39-year old center played a season and a quarter with the Caps, coming over in a February 2008 trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The certain Hall-of-Famer will probably be remembered with the Capitals most for his goal in Game Seven of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, beating N.Y. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and snapping a 1-1 tie, allowing the Capitals to advance to the second round.

The six-time all-star won three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and won the Hart Trophy in 1994.

The Washington Capitals announced today they have hired Bob Woods, who lead the AHL Hershey Bears to the Calder Cup this past season, as an assistant to head coach Bruce Boudreau.

Woods, a former defenseman, replaces Jay Leach and will work with the defense.

Here's the press release:

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have hired Bob Woods from the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Hershey Bears as an assistant coach, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.

Woods, 41, served as Hershey’s head coach last season and guided the Bears to a Calder Cup championship in six games against the Manitoba Moose. He was an assistant coach with the Bears and helped current Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau lead the Bears to a Calder Cup title in 2006. Woods was appointed head coach of the Bears when Boudreau was hired by the Capitals on Nov. 22, 2007.

Also, the Caps picked up the contracts of defensemen Tyler Sloan and Sean Collins. Both players spend most of the 2008-09 season with AHL Hershey, but both did see some time with the parent club.

Sloan played in 26 games with the Capitals, registering one goal and four assists for five points and a plus-four rating. He also accumulated 14 penalty minutes. He appeared in two playoff games, with one assist and a plus-one rating.

Collins made 15 appearances for Washington, with one goal and one assist for a plus-one rating with 12 penalty minutes.

Collins, scheduled to be a restricted free agent, signed for two years. Sloan signed a one-year extension.