Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ruslan Fedotenko
Ruslan Fedotenko was born January 18, 1979 in Kiev, Ukraine. A free-agent signining of the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 1998, Fedotenko suited up for the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers in 1998-99 before joining the ECHL's Trenton Titans the following year.

In his only season with Sioux City, Fedotenko scored 43-34-77 in 55 games before making his professional debut with Trenton in 1999-00. Fedotenko played eight games in the ECHL before he was called up to the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms. In 67 games with the Phantoms, Fedotenko tallied 16 goals and 34 assists for 50 points setting a Phantoms record for most assists (34) and points (50) in a season by a rookie.

In his first full season with the Flyers in 2000-01, Fedotenko tied for fifth among NHL rookies in points with 36 (16-20-36) in 74 games. Coming off a strong rookie season in 2000-01, Fedotenko tallied 26 points in 2001-02 while appearing in one preliminary round game for the Ukraine at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

After three seasons in the Flyers organization, Fedotenko was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer of 2002. Upon his arrival in Tampa Bay, the Kiev native helped the Lightning clinch their first playoff birth since the 1995-96 season and was a key player in the team's run to the Stanley Cup title in 2004.

The next season with the Lightning, Fedotenko set a career high in goals (26), and points (41)over 80 games in 2005-06. In the summer of 2007, Fedotenko's four-year stretch in Tampa came to an end as the veteran left winger signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders.

Fedotenko spent a single season in New York before he signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 3, 2008.

In Pittsburgh, Fedotenko would win the second Stanley Cup of his career, defeating Detroit in a nail-biting 7-game series.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 SHVSM Sokol Kiev EEHL 33 9 11 20 12
1995-96 Sokol Kiev CIS 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Sokol Kiev EEHL
1996-97 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 3 3 2 5 2
1996-97 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 11 1 1 2 2
1996-97 Kiekko-67 Turku Finland-2 22 4 3 7 16
1996-97 Kiekko Turku Finland-3 3 1 0 1 2
1997-98 Melfort Mustangs SJHL 68 35 31 66 55
1998-99 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 55 43 34 77 139 5 5 1 6 9
1999-00 Trenton Titans ECHL 8 5 3 8 9 +7
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 67 16 34 50 42 +24 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 74 16 20 36 72 +8 6 0 1 1 4
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 8 1 0 1 8 +2
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 17 9 26 43 +15 5 1 0 1 2
2001-02 Ukraine Olympics 1 1 0 1 4 -2
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 19 13 32 44 -7 11 0 1 1 2
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 17 22 39 30 +14 22 12 2 14 14
2004-05
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 26 15 41 44 -4 5 0 0 0 20
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 12 20 32 52 -3 4 0 0 0 4
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 67 16 17 33 40 -9
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 65 16 23 39 44 +18 24 7 7 14 4
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 11 19 30 50 -17 6 0 0 0 4
2010-11 New York Rangers NHL 66 10 15 25 25 +9 5 0 2 2 4
2011-12 New York Rangers NHL 73 9 11 20 16 -7 20 2 5 7 8
2012-13 HK Donbass Donetsk KHL 33 8 10 18 22
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 4 9 13 12 +8
2013-14 HK Donbass Donetsk KHL 46 7 10 17 42 13 0 6 6 35
2014-15 Iowa Wild AHL 13 3 0 3 6 -5
2015-16 Iowa Wild AHL 16 0 4 4 8 -11
NHL Totals 863 173 193 366 472 108 22 18 40 66


USHL First All-Star Team (1999) Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 3, 1999. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Tobias Stephan) in 2002 NHL Draft and Phoenix's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Dan Spang) in 2002 NHL Draft for Tampa Bay's 1st round pick (Joni Pitkanen) in 2002 NHL Draft, June 21, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 4, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, October 4, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 5, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Donetsk (KHL), September 16, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Iowa (AHL), January 20, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2015. Officially announced his retirement, October 11, 2016.
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