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Bernie Federko

Born:May 12, 1956Draft:1976 Blues 7th Overall
Hometown:Foam Lake, SaskatchewanPosition:Center
Known For:Hall of FameShoots:Left
National Team:N/ACurrent Team:

Bernard Allan Federko (born May 12, 1956) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center of Ukrainian ancestry who played fourteen seasons in the National Hockey League from 1976 through 1990.

Federko was drafted 7th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft. He was called up to play 31 games with St. Louis the following season, and scored three hat tricks in those 31 games. In the 1978–79 NHL season, Federko developed into a bona fide star, as he scored 95 points.

Federko scored 100 points in a season four times, and was a consistent and underrated performer for the Blues. Federko scored at least 90 points in seven of the eight seasons between 1978 and 1986, and became the first player in NHL history to record at least 50 assists in 10 consecutive seasons. However, in an era when Wayne Gretzky was scoring 200 points a season, Federko never got the attention many felt he deserved. In 1986, in a poll conducted by GOAL magazine, he was named the most overlooked talent in hockey.

After his lowest point output since his rookie season, Federko decided to retire after the 1989–90 season, having played exactly 1,000 NHL games with his final game on April 1, 1990.

Bernie Federko
2000 Season: Bernie Federko, St. Louis Blues. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Bernie Federko Statistics

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  • WCHL Leading Scorer (1976)
  • WCHL First All-Star Team (1976)
  • WCHL Most Valuable Player (1976)
  • CHL Second All-Star Team (1977)
  • CHL Rookie of the Year (1977)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1980, 1981)
  • Blues Record for Career Games Played (927)
  • Blues Record for Career Assists (721)
  • Blues Record for Career Points (1,073)
  • Blues Record for Assists in One Game (5, February 27, 1988)
  • Blues Record for Career Playoff Assists (66)
  • First NHL Player With 50 Assists in 10 Consecutive Seasons