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Detroit adds Fedorov to Winter Classic alumni roster

Oct 30, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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The Red Wings are loading up for the Winter Classic.

On Wednesday, the club announced it had added a pretty significant piece for the 2013 Alumni Showdown vs. Toronto — Sergei Fedorov, the 43-year-old former Hart Trophy Winner who recently announced he was coming out of retirement to suit up for KHL club CSKA Moscow.

“December 31 will be a walk down memory lane for players and fans,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland said in a statement. “We will have most of the great Red Wings and Maple Leafs of the last 40 years on the same ice for the first time in history.

“There was so much interest in playing that we had to schedule two alumni games. This will be a very special day remembering and honoring the history of two great franchises.”

Fedorov joins a long list of Red Wings greats scheduled to take part on the game, which will be played at Comerica Park.

Here are the latest rosters for both Detroit and Toronto, as per the Wings website:

Detroit Red Wings

Forwards:
Red Berenson, Doug Brown, Jimmy Carson, Dino Ciccarelli, Mathieu Dandenault, Alex Delvecchio*, Dallas Drake, Kris Draper, Brent Fedyk, Tomas Holmstrom, Gordie Howe*, Petr Klima, Joe Kocur, Slava Kozlov, Martin Lapointe, Igor Larionov, Ted Lindsay*, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Kevin Miller, John Ogrodnick, Dennis Polonich, Mickey Redmond, Brendan Shanahan, Garry Unger, Paul Ysebaert

Defensemen:
Chris Chelios, Steve Duchesne, Slava Fetisov, Jiri Fischer, Mark Howe, Vladimir Konstantinov*, Nicklas Lidstrom, Larry Murphy, Brian Rafalski, Mathieu Schneider, Aaron Ward, Jason Woolley

Goaltenders:
Ken Holland, Manny Legace, Eddie Mio, Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon

Coaches:
Scotty Bowman, Jacques Demers, Barry Smith

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forwards:
Wendel Clark, Russ Courtnall, Tie Domi, Gary Leeman, Kevin Maguire, Frank Mahovlich, Lanny McDonald, Gary Roberts, Darryl Sittler, Mats Sundin, Darcy Tucker, Rick Vaive, Mike Walton

Defensemen:
Dave Ellett, Al Iafrate, Bryan McCabe, Bob McGill

Goaltenders:
Johnny Bower*, Mike Palmateer

Coaches:
Red Kelly, Pat Quinn

*Attending but not participating in alumni games

  1. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Oct 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Looking at the current line-ups…its almost seems like Detroit has their entire last cup winning team on this alumni roster already…and that was only 5 years ago.

    As for the Leaf….looks more like a team that is already in the 10+ years of retirement range.

    Seems a little bit lop-sided in my opinion.

    • sunking1 - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      Face it, given the Leafs history since ’67 (or ’93 for that matter), the pickings are slim

      • cpbialois - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM

        Yeah,this doesn’t look like a fair contest. Good thing it doesn’t count. lol

  2. twinwildflyer - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Larry murphy could play for either team. The leafs need Doug Gilmour and Andreychuk.

    • kantnockdahustle89 - Oct 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Leafs need a goalie like CuJo or Potvin.

  3. oquintero99 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    No Stevie Y? Or am I missing something…

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I think his knees are shot

  4. esracerx46 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    The Leafs have 4 defenseman listed. Going to be hard to have one team, let alone 2 with 4 defenseman. Slim pickings indeed.

  5. scoops1 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    The Russian 5 could beat the leafs alumni on their own

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