Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Drew Fata
Drew Fata was born July 28, 1983 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins third round, 86th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Fata is a graduate of OHL's St. Michael's Majors and the Kingston Frontenacs.

A defensive defenceman, over 194 games in the OHL with Toronto and Kingston Fata scored 89 points. After being drafted by the Penguins, Fata made his professional hockey debut splitting his time in the ECHL and AHL with Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre Scranton respectively. Over the next two seasons Fata would continue to compete with both clubs, in both leagues, before he was signed as a free agent by the New York Islanders in February, 2007.

As an Islander he would make his NHL debut in a February 4, 2007 game against the Washington Capitals, however Fata would spend the majority of his next two seasons in Bridgeport with the Islanders' AHL affiliate.

In the summer of 2008, Fata was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes. He failed to record a point in seven games with the Coyotes AHL affiliate and was shortly after dealt by the club to the Ottawa Senators.

In the summer of 2009 Fata was once again a free agent and again on the move. This time he chose to stay within the Northeast Division, joining the Boston Bruins.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Sault Ste. Marie AA NOHA 46 4 16 20 55
1999-00 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.A 49 9 18 27 144
2000-01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 58 5 15 20 134 18 1 3 4 26
2001-02 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 67 7 21 28 175 +16 15 1 9 10 38
2002-03 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 35 6 13 19 66 +1
2002-03 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 34 2 17 19 64 -6
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 23 1 2 3 26 +2
2003-04 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 28 6 10 16 61 +10 4 0 0 0 8
2004-05 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 32 1 1 2 88 +5 5 0 1 1 37
2004-05 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 22 0 1 1 55 -2
2005-06 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 28 1 12 13 98 +3 11 0 0 0 16
2005-06 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 34 10 8 18 145 -4
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 64 3 7 10 185 -6
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 3 1 0 1 5 -2 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 5 0 1 1 4 -1
2007-08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 71 3 11 14 197 -12
2008-09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 7 0 0 0 6 -3
2008-09 Binghamton Senators AHL 68 7 9 16 135 -4
2009-10 Providence Bruins AHL 27 1 3 4 47 -9
2010-11 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2010-11 Sparta Sarpsborg Norway 24 2 7 9 47 14 0 2 2 38
2011-12 HC Asiago Italy 42 3 11 14 58 4 0 0 0 8
NHL Totals 8 1 1 2 9 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, December 21, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 2, 2008. Traded to Ottawa by Phoenix for Alexander Nikulin, November 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 7, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to various injuries. Signed to a professional tryout (PTO) contract by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), October 8, 2010.
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