Sergei Fedorov Involved in Major Scandal in Russia

Published September 2, 2023 at 11:53

Former NHL PLAYER Sergei Fedorov has recently stirred up a considerable amount of controversy with recent remarks.

Fedorov in Hot Water

Sergei Fedorov is currently at the helm of CSKA Moscow, the KHL team in which Ivan Fedotov plays.

Throughout the summer, Fedotov has been a subject of much discussion. After inking contracts with both the NHL and the KHL, he was suspended by the IIHF. His team, CSKA Moscow, also faces a one-year ban on international player transfers.


"An interesting story is developing. Ivan Fedotov, who has a valid contract with the NHL Flyers, is, as we speak, playing in CSKA Moscow's season opener. This means that, to my knowledge, it is the first time that an IIHF-affiliated federation, league, and club have defied an IIHF sanction.

The IIHF sanctioned Ivan Fedotov on August 14 and imposed a one-year ban on international player transfers on CSKA Moscow. The IIHF's aim with the sanctions is to force CSKA to release him to return to the Flyers."

This brings us to Fedorov's role in the matter.

Fedorov Gets Involved

In defiance of the suspension, both the KHL and Fedorov chose to let Fedotov take the ice.

Fedorov made the following statement:

«Reading certain things over the past month, I can say with confidence, in my opinion, everyone needed to wake up a long time ago. A special military operation is underway; the world has changed. Therefore, here everyone needs to wake up and understand what realities we live in, and who rules in our country— we or some laws from the other side?»

Considering the current political and social environment in Russia, such comments might be viewed as rather tactless.

If Fedotov continues to play, it's likely that further sanctions from the IIHF will ensue for the KHL.

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