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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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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL