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Ruslan Fedotenko
Ruslan Fedotenko
Left Wing
Number: 26
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 18, 1979
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 3, 2008.
2007-08: Led NY Islanders in power-play goals (8) in first season with team … Also tied for third in goals (16) and was fourth in hits (104) … Versatile winger tied career high with three points (1+2) in Islanders debut Oct. 5 vs. Buffalo … Played 500th NHL game Dec. 29 vs. New Jersey … Named NHL Second Star of the Week for games ending Feb. 17. Had four goals, five points in three games, including two game-winning goals.

NHL CAREER: Seven-year NHL vet won Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2003-04 … Tied for Lightning team lead in goals during 2003-04 playoffs (12) and scored both goals in Cup-clinching 2-1 victory over Calgary … Has played 53 career playoff games with 17 points (13+4) … Has scored at least 16 goals in six of seven NHL seasons, including career-high 26 with Tampa Bay in 2005-06 … Also had career-high 41 points in 2005-06 … Closing in on 250 career points. … Signed as undrafted free agent by Philadelphia Flyers in 1999 and made NHL debut Oct. 24, 2000 vs. NY Rangers.

INTERNATIONAL: Played for Ukraine in 2006 Olympics, scoring one goal in one game vs. Switzerland.

JUNIOR: Native of Kiev, Ukraine, played one season for Sioux City in USHL in 1998-99 … Scored 43 goals, 77 points in 55 games with the Musketeers … Led USHL in game-winning goals (9) and finished second in goals and points.

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