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Rico Fata

Rico Fata  #27

Left Wing
NUMBER: 27 BIRTHDATE: February 12, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 214 DRAFTED: CGY / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
AHL All-Rookie Team (2000) AHL Second All-Star Team (2002) Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Calgary, October 3, 2001. Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner and Mikael Samuelsson for Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture, February 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Asiago (Italy), August 15, 2004. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Pittsburgh, January 31, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Atlanta, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), November 8, 2006.
Quote of the Day

If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday