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Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas Fitzgerald  #12

Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: August 28, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Billerica, MA, United States
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: NYI / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)
Claimed by Florida from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Colorado by Florida for the rights to Mark Parrish and Anaheim's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Lance Ward) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 6, 1998. Traded to Chicago by Nashville for Chicago's 4th round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Nathan Saunders) in 2003 Entry Draft and future considerations, March 13, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 17, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 28, 2004. Officially announced retirement, September 12, 2006.
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We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.

— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff