Fedor Fedorov was born June 11, 1981 in Moscow, Russia. The sixth round, 182nd overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Fedorov is the younger brother of NHL superstar Sergei Fedorov.
At 6'3" and 230lbs, Fedorov is your prototypical power forward who made his North American debut in 1998-99 with the Port Huron Border Cats of the UHL where he recorded seven points (2-5-7). Realizing he was not yet ready for professional hockey, Fedorov decided it would be best to join the OHL's Windsor Spitfires in hopes of further enhancing his overall play with players of his own age and caliber.
Fedorov played one season in Windsor before moving on to the Sudbury Wolves where he broke out offensively (33-45-78) in 67 games. Even though he had a breakout season in 2000-01 with Sudbury, Fedorov and Tampa Bay we're unable to reach a contract agreement and he returned into the draft.
During the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, the Vancouver Canucks decided on taking a chance with Fedorov, taking him as their 2nd choice, 66th overall. During the 2001-02 season, Fedorov ended up splitting his time with the ECHL's Columbia Inferno and the AHL's Manitoba Moose before making his NHL debut the following year with the Canucks.
After an impressive training camp with Vancouver, Fedorov went on to start the 2002-03 season with the big club before the Canucks decided to assign him to Manitoba and over the course of the next two seasons continued to hone his skills in the AHL, while seeing limited ice-time with Vancouver.
Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Fedorov was acquired by the New York Rangers in the early stages of the 2005-06 season. Fedorov would only see action in three games with the Rangers that season and would sign overseas in the off-season with Yaroslavl in the Russian Super League.
On the international stage, Fedorov suited up for Russia at the 2005 World Championship.