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24/7 Wall St.: Highest-Paid Players of All Time

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8. Sergei Fedorov

Salary ratio: 10.85
Sport: hockey (center)
Highest salary: $14 million (1999)
Average player salary: $1.29 million (1999)

Russian-born Sergei Fedorov played 18 separate seasons with four teams, but is best known for his thirteen seasons with the Detroit Red Wings between 1990 and 2003. While Fedorov was in Detroit, the Red Wings won three Stanley Cups, as well as winning a record 62 regular-season games in the 1995-96 season. During the 1998-99 season, Fedorov earned $14 million, nearly eleven times the average player salary in that year. Fedorov holds the record for the most goals scored by a Russian-born player in the NHL, at 483. He was also the first European-born player to be awarded the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

(AP Photo/Tom Pidgeon)

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