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Taylor Fedun | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
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Taylor Fedun has been sent down to AHL Oklahoma City.
Fedun has two goals in four games with Edmonton this season. He also has four points in 12 AHL contests. Wed, Nov 13, 2013 09:28:00 AM

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Taylor Fedun scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-2 defeat on Thursday.

Fedun now has two goals in as many games this season. "I thought he was solid again," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. "It was funny, because he was getting on the bus to come over here and I was already sitting on it and I was joking with him and said 'No one said you can't score on your second game, too.' He said to me, 'Duly noted' and kept walking. Good on him."
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Taylor Fedun scored in his first career NHL game on Tuesday.

"It was awesome to just get out there and to ultimately get the first one out of the way early was ... it happened so fast, I didn't really know what to do. I don't think I processed it well," Fedun said. The 25-year-old defenseman has a goal and four points in 12 AHL contests this season.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Taylor Fedun has been called up from the minors.

If he gets to play on Tuesday then it would mark his NHL debut. Fedun has been called up with Justin Schultz injured and Anton Belov ailing.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Oilers blueliner Taylor Fedun has enjoyed an impressive start to his 2012-13 AHL season.

Playing with the Oklahoma City Barons, Fedun has only notched six points in 16 games, but he's been turning heads thanks to his agile skating and swift passing. Advanced stats also show that Fedun has generated many more offensive scoring opportunities than he has allowed defensively. The NHL could be the next stop in his ascent through the ranks, though he doesn't profile as a high-scoring player with the Oilers.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 08:39:00 AM

Taylor Fedun, who broke his femur when racing for the puck during an icing call, wholly backs the new hybrid icing rule currently being tested in the AHL.

A linesman can call icing if the defenseman is ahead of the opposition player at the face off dot. "I’ve been in the races, but things happen so fast out there. You don’t have time to worry about the ifs. If I ever get in a position where I’m thinking (about falling into the boards again) and that takes an extra half-second, that’s a detriment," Fedun said. "I’ve played a full season with hybrid icing in college. It’s a good example of keeping the positives of touch-icing where a forward can win a race and keep a play going. But at the same time, you put the players’ safety at the forefront and you take out the dangerous collisions five or 10 feet from the boards."
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 08:14:00 AM

Taylor Fedun is ready to resume playing in the minors with Oklahoma City this season after he suffered a broken femur last year during an exhibition contest against Minnesota.

He didn't play at all in 2011-12 and the year before that he was skating in his fourth campaign with Princeton University. He was hurt on an icing call when he was bumped while chasing down a puck. "I'm very comfortable on the ice right now," said Fedun. "No twinges at all (with his leg). People ask me about it, but I don't think about it. If I have a race for the puck, maybe I'll think about it then."
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 12:25:00 PM

Taylor Fedun (broken femur) skated with his teammates for the first time Sunday since his horrific injury in training camp.

Fedun suffered the injury when he was racing for the puck during an icing call and then Wild player, Eric Nystrom knocked him awkwardly into the boards during a pre-season game September 30, 2011. It is good news that he is skating with the hope that he could return by the end of season and if not, then be healthy by training camp.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:30:00 AM

Taylor Fedun (broken femur) skated before practice Thursday.

Fedun suffered the injury when he was racing for the puck during an icing call and then Wild player, Eric Nystrom knocked him awkwardly into the boards during a pre-season game September 30, 2011. There is no timetable for his return and he will likely need to play in the minors if he can return this season.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 07:28:00 AM

Taylor Fedun (femur) was released from a Minnesota hospital on Friday and returned home to Edmonton.

Fedun suffered a broken right femur when he was racing for the puck on an icing call and the Wild's Eric Nystrom knocked him awkwardly into the boards. "He was on his feet the other day, with a walker," defenseman Theo Peckham said. "If there’s a guy who can come back from this, with no problems, it's him." Fedun is not expected to return this season, but the former Princeton Tiger will hopefully be back at training camp next season.
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 10:17:00 AM

Taylor Fedun (femur) isn't close to being released from the hospital.

Fedun shattered the bone when he crashed into the end boards while trying to get an icing call during a preseason game in Minnesota. Edmonton is scheduled to play in Minnesota on October 13th and they will probably visit him if he hasn't been released from the hospital already. Fedun isn't expected to play in 2011-12 and his injury has brought renewed focus to the NHL's current rules regarding icing calls.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 10:44:00 AM

Promising Edmonton defenseman Taylor Fedun broke his right leg when he crashed into the end boards during the second period at Minnesota on Friday night on a play that left several Oilers players questioning why the NHL hasn't adopted no-touch icing.

Fedun was chasing the puck alongside the Wild's Eric Nystrom near the end boards when Nystrom reached around Fedun with his stick in an attempt to touch the puck and avoid an icing call. Fedun's skate got tangled up with a stick and he crashed hard into the end boards. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher, was hospitalized and did not make the trip back to Edmonton with the Oilers. "I feel awful," Nystrom said. "Obviously, I had no intention of ever, ever doing anything like that. I was just racing for an icing and that's just one of those freak things that happens in those situations. That's why people always talk about that rule." Former Wild-turned-Anaheim defenseman Kurtis Foster, who broke his femur on a race for an icing in 2008, is calling for the NHL to switch to no-touch icing. "I hope this leads to change," Foster said in a text message, adding he would be contacting NHLPA chief Donal Fehr.
Sat, Oct 1, 2011 11:33:00 AM

Rookie defenseman Taylor Fedun has made a tremendous impression in training camp and could make the Oilers roster when the regular season begins.

The blueliner was the captain at Princeton last season and signed a two-year deal in early March. "Fedun has been very good," coach Tom Renney said. "There's a level of maturation that's allowed him to stick around and deal with everything that's going on in an adult type of way." It's likely that the Edmonton native will start the season in the minors as he needs playing time rather than sitting in an NHL press box.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 10:40:00 AM

Taylor Fedun and the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a two-year contract.

Fedun has 22 points and 38 penalty minutes in 29 games with Princeton University this season. He served as the Princeton Tigers captain in 2010-11 and he has 154 penalty minutes in 127 career NCAA games. He'll finish the season with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons.
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 03:12:00 PM

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