Taylor Fedun
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Taylor Fedun


Edmonton Alberta

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Free agent signing, 2014


202 lbs.

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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.

2012-13: Fedun returned from his leg injury to skate in 70 games for Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City. Overshadowed by the breakout season of Justin Schultz during the NHL lockout, Fedun was the second-leading scorer amongst Barons defensemen after Schultz’ departure behind Martin Marincin. He scored 8 goals with 19 assists in 70 games and was +2 with 30 penalty minutes. The Barons finished third in the South Division and reached the Western Conference finals. Fedun had 3 goals with 3 assists in 17 playoff games and was +12 with 6 penalty minutes. He was re-signed as a restricted free agent by Edmonton to a one-year contract in July, 2013.


Talent Analysis

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.



Following a devastating leg injury, Fedun resumed skating in early 2012 and was slow to come back as expected, coupled by the NHL lockout pushing him farther down the defensive depth chart. He worked his way back to a top four defensive-pairing by the end of the 2012-13 season and should be able to pick up where he left off in OKC for 2013-14.


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