The Faceoff: Stéphane Da Costa
Stéphane Da Costa idolized Sergei Fedorov, Jaromír Jágr and Peter Forsberg as a child. The dazzling trio left an impression on an entire generation of hockey players—but Da Costa would venture far closer to this pantheon than most. At the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Da Costa received a call from CSKA Moscow to relocate his career to the KHL. Sergei Fedorov himself relayed the message.