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As the Washington Capitals cleaned out their lockers following their Game 7 defeat to the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, players and coaches addressed the media for the final time. While most of the attention was focused on star Alexander Ovechkin, a few reporters asked Sergei Fedorov about his future. The 39-year-old, 20-season veteran told reporters he can’t see himself retired adding “I still have got some legs left and I’m still enjoying the game and I’m certainly enjoying this group of young and very talented players. I didn’t think about retiring. By saying that, I would like to continue to play. With the young legs around me, it’s really helpful.”
Fedorov is the all-time leading scorer for a Russian born player in the NHL having passed Alexander Mogilny this past October. He had 1 goal and 8 assists in the 14 playoff games with the Caps, his lone goal clinching game 7 over the New York Rangers in round one and becoming the oldest player to score a game winning-goal in NHL history.
He finished the regular season with 11 goals and 22 assists and was a +6. He made $4 million this season and will be a unrestricted free agent in the summer. It is hard to see Fedorov leaving Washington since his experience is vital to the rather young Caps team but here is wishful thinking he ends up in a Devils uniform to finish out his career just like fellow countrymen and former teammate Igor Larionov did in 2003.