Ruslan Fedotenko

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Ruslan Fedotenko
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Fedotenko with the Rangers.
Born (1979-01-18) 18 January 1979 (age 41)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Sokil Kyiv
Philadelphia Flyers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
HC Donbass
National team  Ukraine
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1995–2016

Ruslan Viktorovych Fedotenko (born January 18, 1979) is professional Ukrainian hockey player, he has played in National Hockey League ice hockey left winger for the New York Rangers. Fedotenko has also played for the Philadelphia Flyers for two seasons, the Tampa Bay Lightning for four seasons, the New York Islanders for one season and the Pittsburgh Penguins for two seasons before being signed to a 1-year-deal worth $1 million after accepting a tryout with the New York Rangers.

Was recognized as the best hockey player in Ukraine in 2009.

He is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2004) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009).

Career[change | change source]

Professional career.[change | change source]

In the 1995/96 season he played two matches for Sokol in the MHL and 33 for the Kyiv farm club SHVSM in the first VEHL championship. The next season he went to train in the junior team of the Finnish TPS.

From 1997 to 2000, he played for teams in the junior and lower American leagues.

On October 24, 2000 he made his debut for Philadelphia in the NHL. In the first game against the Rangers, he has made an assist.

He scored his first goal in the NHL against Dominik Hasek on November 4, 2000.

Traded to Tampa Bay on June 21, 2002 for the first round choice number four (Yoni Pitkanena).

2004 Stanley Cup winner with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Fedotenko scored 12 goals in 22 playoff matches with the Lightning, including a double in the seventh Stanley Cup final against the Calgary Flames (2-1), which brought Tampa the first Stanley Cup in team history.

In the summer of 2007, as a free agent, he signed a 1-year contract with the New York Islanders for $ 2.9 million. He started the championship very successfully playing in the first line, gaining 11 points in 12 matches, but in the next 18 matches, the hockey player scored only 4 points, as a result was transferred to the second link.

After the end of the 07/08 season, he moved to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The contract was calculated for 1 year in the amount of $ 2.5 million. With the team won the Stanley Cup in the season 08/09. After a successful season, the team signed a new contract until 2010.

In October 2010, as a free agent, he signed a 1-year contract with the New York Rangers. After the end of the 10/11 season, a new one-year contract for $ 1.4 million was signed.

Since July 2013 he has been playing for the Donbass hockey club (Donetsk) in the Kontinental Hockey League.

In the 2014-2015 season, he signed a trial contract with the NHL New Jersey Devils.

In January 2015, signed a viewing contract with the AHL Iowa Wild.

International[change | change source]

He played for the Ukrainian national team at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Achievements[change | change source]

Stanley Cup Winner (2): 2004 and 2009

Recognized as the best hockey player in Ukraine 2009

Played at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City as part of the Ukrainian national team.

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