The change in the NHL's icing rule to reduce the risk of potentially damaging collisions partly stems from an incident that nearly ended Fedun's career.
After going undrafted, the quick-skating defenseman played four seasons at Princeton University. He had his best season as a senior with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in 29 games in 2010-11. The Edmonton Oilers, his hometown team, signed him to a two-year contract March 8, 2011, and he was impressive during training camp before the 2011-12 season. But Fedun fractured his right leg during a preseason game when he was tripped by Eric Nystrom of the Minnesota Wild in a race for the puck to force icing. He missed all of 2011-12; the change to no-touch icing was made for the 2013-14 season.