The Tampa Bay Lightning have bought out the contract of left wing Todd Fedoruk, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. Fedoruk had one year remaining on his contract.
“On behalf of the entire Lightning organization, I would like to thank Todd for his service both on and off the ice,” Yzerman said. “As the team heads in a different direction, we wish him the best of luck as he moves forward in his hockey career.”
Fedoruk, 6-foot-2, 232 pounds, played in 50 games with Tampa Bay last season, his first with the Lightning, recording three goals and six points with 54 penalty minutes. He averaged 7:31 in ice time per game. Fedoruk was acquired by Tampa Bay from the Phoenix Coyotes with defenseman David Hale in exchange for right wing Radim Vrbata on July 21, 2009.
A native of Redwater, Alberta, Fedoruk has played in 545 career games with the Lightning, Phoenix, the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks. He has accumulated 32 career goals and 97 points with two power play goals and 1050 penalty minutes. Fedoruk also won the AHL’s Calder Cup in 2005 with the Philadelphia Phantoms.
The NHL veteran has also played in 25 Stanley Cup Playoff games with Minnesota, Anaheim and Philadelphia. He recorded a goal and two points with 54 penalty minutes.
Fedoruk, 31, was drafted by the Flyers in the seventh round, 164th overall, of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.