(November 13) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have acquired 6'2", 240-pound left wing Todd Fedoruk from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and future considerations, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren.
"Todd is our ideal player," said Holmgren in making the announcement. "He has that emotion, intensity, determination and leadership that we look for in a player. He is still a young player and he is a player that has always been known for his toughness and the willingness to aid his teammates. It's very well known that he is a player that can play in the new game and play a real hard-nosed, gritty, physical game because he can skate and he likes to play that style. I think that this is a real good pick up for us. He is going to bring us some size and speed along with his other attributes."
Fedoruk, 27, posted three assists and 36 penalty minutes in 10 games for the Ducks this season. He has missed the last eight games recovering from facial injuries sustained in a game at Minnesota on October 27. Last season, Fedoruk recorded four goals and 19 assists for 23 points and 174 penalty minutes in 76 regular season games for Anaheim.
In 306 career regular season games over six NHL seasons with the Flyers (2000-01 through 2003-04) and Anaheim (2005-06 and 2006-07), Fedoruk has registered 14 goals and 40 assists for 54 points and 701 penalty minutes. He was acquired by the Ducks from the Flyers in exchange for a second round pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft on July 29, 2005.
In 220 career NHL regular season games with the Flyers over four seasons (2000-01 through 2003-04), Fedoruk registered 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points and 491 penalty minutes. He has also played parts of five seasons with the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms (1999-2000 through 2001-02, 2003-04 and 2004-05) and was a member of the Phantoms' 2005 Calder Cup Championship team.
A native of Redwater, Alberta, Fedoruk was drafted by the Flyers from the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League in the seventh round (164th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.