Todd Fedoruk

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Todd Fedoruk
Born (1979-02-13) February 13, 1979 (age 35)
Redwater, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 232 lb (105 kg; 16 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Anaheim Ducks
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Phoenix Coyotes
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 164th overall, 1997
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1999–2010

Todd Julian Fedoruk (born February 13, 1979) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for six different teams. He is currently an assistant coach with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Todd Fedoruk spent his first seven professional seasons in the Philadelphia Flyers organization after being drafted 164th overall by the Flyers in 1997. He made his NHL debut during the 2000–01 season and played in 220 games over four seasons with the club, recording at least 100 penalty minutes in each season. He played with the Philadelphia Phantoms during the 2004–05 NHL lockout and took part in that team's run to the Calder Cup championship.

Shortly after the lockout came to an end, Fedoruk was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for a 2005 second round draft pick (Pierre-Olivier Pelletier) on July 29, 2005. The 2005–06 season saw Fedoruk post career highs in games played (76), assists (19), points (23), and penalty minutes (174) as a member of the Ducks. The Flyers re-acquired Fedoruk on November 13, 2006 for a fourth round draft pick.[1]

Fedoruk, who is known for his skills as an enforcer, had titanium plates permanently embedded into his face to repair injuries caused to him in a fight with Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard during the 2006–07 NHL season. Later in the season, on March 21, 2007, Fedoruk was once again injured in a fight against New York Rangers enforcer, Colton Orr. Fedoruk was knocked out unconscious and had to be carried off the ice on a stretcher.[2]

On July 9, 2007, Fedoruk signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars.[3] In at start of the 2007-08 season, Todd struggled to make the lineup and played only a handful of games before he was demoted to affiliate, the Iowa Stars of the AHL on November 20, 2007.[4] Before playing a game with Iowa, Fedoruk was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Wild on November 22, 2007.[5] Fedoruk played out the season with the Wild and scored his first career playoff goal during the Wild's first round defeat to the Colorado Avalanche.

Fedoruk signed a three-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 1, 2008.[6] In the 2008-09 season, Todd played in 72 games with the Coyotes scoring 13 points.

On July 21, 2009, Fedoruk was traded by the Coyotes, along with David Hale to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Radim Vrbata.[7]

On August 4, 2011, the Vancouver Canucks signed Fedoruk to a tryout contract.[8]

Facial injuries[edit]

On November 11, 2003 Fedoruk was involved in a scrap with New York Islanders defenseman Eric Cairns. Fedoruk was deemed to have had the better of the exchange at the time but what was not apparent at the time is that a right from Cairns had broken Fedoruk's orbital bone. Fedoruk underwent surgery and was back on the ice not long after.

On October 24, 2006 while Fedoruk was playing with the Anaheim Ducks he challenged Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard to a fight. Boogaard landed a brutal punch on Fedoruk that knocked him to the ice and shattered his cheek bone, Fedoruk left the ice directly following the fight in visible distress and would not return to play. Fedoruk underwent serious surgery to reconstruct the side of his face.

Fedoruk was traded from Anaheim to his former club, the Philadelphia Flyers, his club before the NHL lockout during the 2004-05 season, which saw Fedoruk playing AHL hockey. While at the Flyers, Fedoruk was involved in another scrap, this time with New York Rangers enforcer Colton Orr. During this fight Fedoruk was knocked down due to a wild right from Orr. He lay on the ice unable to move for around four minutes before being put onto a stretcher, but Fedoruk sustained no additional serious injuries from this fight.

Managing career[edit]

On November 9, 2011, Fedoruk was named Assistant Coach of the Flyers' ECHL affiliate, the Trenton Titans, for whom he had played 18 games in 1999-2000 as a Flyers prospect.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Kelowna Rockets WHL 44 1 1 2 83 4 0 0 0 6
1996–97 Kelowna Rockets WHL 31 1 5 6 87 6 0 0 0 13
1997–98 Kelowna Rockets WHL 31 3 5 8 120
1997–98 Regina Pats WHL 21 4 3 7 80 9 1 2 3 23
1998–99 Regina Pats WHL 39 12 12 24 107
1998–99 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 28 6 4 10 175 13 1 6 7 49
1999–00 Trenton Titans ECHL 18 2 5 7 118
1999–00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 19 1 2 3 40 5 0 1 1 2
2000–01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 14 0 1 1 49
2000–01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 53 5 5 10 109 2 0 0 0 20
2001–02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 7 0 1 1 54
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 55 3 4 7 141 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 1 5 6 105 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 49 1 4 5 136 1 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 2 0 2 2 2
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 42 4 12 16 142 16 2 2 4 33
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 76 4 19 23 174 12 0 0 0 16
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 10 0 3 3 36
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 48 3 8 11 84
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 11 0 2 2 33
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 58 6 5 11 106 6 1 1 2 16
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 6 7 13 72
2009–10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 3 3 6 54
NHL totals 545 32 65 97 1050 25 1 1 2 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fedoruk returns to Flyers". TSN. 2006-11-13. Archived from the original on 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2006-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Orr delivers Ranger justice". AP. March 22, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Dallas Stars sign winger Fedoruk". Moldova.org. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Stars demote Todd Fedoruk to AHL". CBC. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Wild claims Fedoruk". Minnesota Wild. 2007-11-22. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Coyotes sign Todd Fedoruk to three-year contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  7. ^ "Vrbata traded back to Coyotes". CBC. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Canucks sign Nolan, Fedoruk to tryout contracts". NHL.com. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  9. ^ "Todd Fedoruk named TItans Assistant Coach". Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.echl.com/original-titan-nhl-veteran-fedoruk-named-trenton-s-assistant-coach-p174038

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