Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rory Fitzpatrick
Born in Rochester, New York, Rory Fitzpatrick was a fine offensive blueliner for the OHL's Sudbury Wolves for three years. The second choice, 47th overall selection of the Montreal Canadiens at the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Fitzpatrick went on to make his professional debut via ten Calder Cup playoff games for the AHL's Fredericton Canadiens in 1995.

In 1995-96, Fitzpatrick played 42 games for the improved Canadiens and recorded two points in the team's first round playoff loss to the New York Rangers. Early in the 1996-97 season he was traded to the St. Louis Blues. Upon his arrival with the Blues, he only played two games for the club and was assigned to the Worcester Ice Cats of the AHL.

Fitzpatrick returned to Worcester for the next three seasons before being acquired by the Nashville Predators in February, 2000. With the Preds', Fitzpatrick spent the majority of his time with the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals. In January, 2001, Fitzpatrick was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers and spent the remainder of the 2000-01 season with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Following a short stint with the Oilers organization, Fitzpatrick signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Sabres in the summer of 2001. Upon his arrival with the Sabres, Fitzpatrick spent the next two seasons with the team's AHL affiliate in Rochester while seeing limited action in Buffalo until playing his first full season in the NHL in 2003-04.

In the summer of 2006 Fitzpatrick was signed by the Vancouver Canucks. Despite not having a point in his first 18 games with the Cancuks, Fitzpatrick was voted by fans into the NHL All-Star Game finishing third in All-Star Game voting for defencemen in the Western Conference.

On the international stage, Fitzpatrick represented the U.S. at the 1995 World Junior Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Rochester Jr. Americans EmJHL 40 0 5 5
1991-92 Rochester Jr. Americans EmJHL 28 8 28 36 141
1992-93 Sudbury Wolves OHL 58 4 20 24 68 14 0 0 0 17
1993-94 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 12 34 46 112 10 2 5 7 10
1994-95 Sudbury Wolves OHL 56 12 36 48 72 18 3 15 18 21
1994-95 United States WJC-A 7 0 2 2 8
1994-95 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 10 1 2 3 5
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 0 2 2 18 -7 6 1 1 2 0
1995-96 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 18 4 6 10 36 -2
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 1 1 6 -2
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
1996-97 Worcester IceCats AHL 49 4 13 17 78 +8 5 1 2 3 0
1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 62 8 22 30 111 -3 11 0 3 3 26
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -3
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 53 5 16 21 82 -11 4 0 1 1 17
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 28 0 5 5 48 +1
1999-00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 27 2 1 3 27 -3 3 0 2 2 2
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
2000-01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 22 0 2 2 32 -3
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 34 3 17 20 29 -3
2001-02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 0 0 0 4 -2
2001-02 Rochester Americans AHL 60 4 8 12 83 +12 2 0 1 1 0
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 36 1 3 4 16 -7
2002-03 Rochester Americans AHL 41 5 11 16 65 -2
2003-04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 4 7 11 44 -5
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 20 1 1 2 18 -8 9 0 1 1 12
2005-06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 4 5 9 50 -18 11 0 4 4 16
2006-07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 58 1 6 7 46 +12 3 0 0 0 6
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 19 0 1 1 11 -12
2007-08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 19 1 4 5 24 -5 12 0 2 2 11
2008-09 Rochester Americans AHL 46 4 10 14 37 -25
2009-10 Rochester Americans AHL 44 0 6 6 37 -1 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 287 10 25 35 201 20 1 5 6 22


OHL All-Rookie Team (1993) Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Pierre Turgeon and Craig Conroy for Murray Baron, Shayne Corson and St. Louis' 5th round pick (Gennady Razin) in 1997 NHL Draft, October 29, 1996. Claimed by Boston from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Boston, October 7, 1998. Traded to Nashville by St. Louis for Dan Keczmer, February 9, 2000. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for future considerations, January 12, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 14, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), March 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 18, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, October 9, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 3, 2008.
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