Fedotenko pictured during his tenure as a member of the Rangers.
January 18, 1979 |
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Sokil Kyiv (IHL)
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
HC Donbass (KHL)
Ruslan Viktorovych Fedotenko (Ukrainian: Руслан Вікторович Федотенко; born January 18, 1979) is an Ukrainian professional ice hockey winger, currently playing for the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a professional try out contract.
A two-time Stanley Cup champion, in his NHL career he has played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers. Internationally, Fedotenko has competed for Ukraine in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Fedotenko went undrafted and first entered the NHL after being signed by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1999. After two seasons with the Flyers, he was traded in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Lightning, along with two second round draft picks, in exchange for Tampa Bay's first round draft pick, which was used to draft Joni Pitkänen.
In 2004, Fedotenko won his first Stanley Cup, scoring the championship-winning goal in game seven of the finals against the Calgary Flames. It was Tampa Bay's first Stanley Cup in franchise history. After a career-high 26-goal, 41-point campaign in 2005–06, Fedotenko was re-signed as a restricted free agent in July 2006 to a one-year contract worth $1.65 million.
Following his fourth season in Tampa Bay, Fedotenko signed a one-year, $2.9 contract with the New York Islanders in July 2007, joining Mike Comrie and Bill Guerin as the Islanders' free agent acquisitions. He scored 33 points in his first and only season with the Islanders.
The following off-season, Fedotenko signed his third consecutive one-year contract, a $2.25 million deal with Pittsburgh Penguins in July 2008. Fedotenko neared career-high totals with 39 points in 67 games, benefiting as a winger on a talented Penguins team that featured centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal. He went on to tally 14 points in 24 post-season games with the Penguins in 2009, capturing his second career Stanley Cup as Pittsburgh defeated the Detroit Red Wings in seven games. After becoming an unrestricted free agent in July 2009, Fedotenko took a pay cut and agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million contract to remain with the Penguins.
On July 1, 2011, Fedotenko resigned with the New York Rangers, Fedotenko accepted a one-year, $1.4 million contract.
On July 5, 2012, Fedotenko returned to the team that he started his NHL career with and signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers for $1.75 million. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Fedotenko played for the Kontinental Hockey League's HC Donbass. Following the 2012–13 NHL season, Fedotenko signed a three-year, $9 million contract with Donbass.
Regular season and playoffs
|1998–99||Sioux City Musketeers||USHL||55||43||34||77||139||5||5||1||6||9|
|2002–03||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||76||19||13||32||44||11||0||1||1||2|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||77||17||22||39||30||22||12||2||14||14|
|2005–06||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||80||26||15||41||44||5||0||0||0||20|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||80||12||20||32||52||4||0||0||0||4|
|2007–08||New York Islanders||NHL||67||16||17||33||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Rangers||NHL||66||10||15||25||25||5||0||2||2||4|
|2011–12||New York Rangers||NHL||73||9||11||20||16||20||2||5||7||8|
|Senior int'l totals||1||1||0||1||4|
Fedotenko has a tattoo of 2 Stanley Cups on his shoulder. He has no permanent residence, often moving to where he plays. He has a wife and three children.
- "Lightning ink Fedotenko to one-year deal". TSN.ca. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-28.[dead link]
- "Fedotenko agrees to terms on contract". New York Rangers. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
- "Ruslan Fedotenko returned to Donetsk" (in Russian). HC Donbass. July 2, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- "Iowa signs former Stanley Cup champ Fedotenko". American Hockey League. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
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