2008-09: Taylor Fedun skated in all 35 games for Princeton University as a sophomore as the Tigers set a school record with 22 wins. Fedun scored 3 goals with 11 assists and was +13 with 50 PMs as Princeton finished third in the ECAC Hockey League and reached the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history.
2009-10: Fedun appeared in all 31 games for Princeton as a junior and was named to the ECAC Second All-Star Team. In what was a disappointing season for the Tigers – who slipped to eighth in the 12-team ECAC Hockey League – Fedun was the leading scorer amongst Tigers' defensemen with 3 goals and 14 assists and was +7 with 34 PMs.
2010-11: Fedun led Princeton defensemen with 10 goals and tied junior Derrick Pallis for the lead in points by a defenseman (22) in his senior season. Fedun skated in 29 of 32 games for Princeton, which finished in a three-way tie for fourth in the ECAC Hockey League but was upset by St. Lawrence in the first round of the league tournament. Fedun had a +7 plus/minus and was third on the Tigers with 38 PMs. He was named to the NCAA East All-American Second Team and First Team All ECAC. Fedun signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Edmonton in March 2011.
2011-12: Fedun suffered a broken femur in a pre-season game against the Wild that forced him to miss the entire season.
A cerebral, mobile, puck moving defenseman, Fedun was slower to develop and played a full four years at Princeton refining his skills. He is slightly undersized for a blueliner, however his positional play, quickness, and high hockey IQ help compensate for that.
Fedun was the surprise of camp in 2011, his first as a pro, and was challenging for an opening day roster spot on the Oilers back end. At the very least he had played himself into a regular role with the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons. Unfortunately he suffered a devastating broken leg after being tripped by Minnesota Wild forward Erik Nystrom while chasing down an icing in a pre-season game and crashing into the end boards. He required intensive surgery to repair the damage.
He resumed skating in early 2012, which is a good sign, however he has a long way to go before he's back at his pre-injury level--if he can come all the way back. He will be given every chance to earn an NHL or AHL spot in 2012-13, however with a number of prospects graduating from the junior ranks, the task will be tougher and the competition stiffer.