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Federko (born May 12, 1956 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan) is a retired
professional ice hockey centre who played fourteen seasons in the
NHL from 1976 through 1990. Federko began playing hockey at a young
age in his home town of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. He was captain of
the 1971 Bantam provincial champions. He also played Senior hockey
with the local Foam Lake Flyers of the Fishing Lake Hockey League,
winning the league scoring title as a bantam-aged player. Federko
continued his career with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL where he
set and still holds the team record for assists. He played three
seasons with the Blades, and in his final year with the club he led
the league in assists and points in both the regular season and
playoffs. As a reward, Federko was drafted 7th overall by the St.
Louis Blues in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft. He started the next
season with the Kansas City Blues of the Central Hockey League and
was leading the league in points when he was called up mid-season
to play 31 games with St. Louis. He scored three hat tricks in
those 31 games. In the 197879 NHL season, Federko developed into a
bonafide star, as he scored 95 points. Federko would score 100
points in a season four times, and was a consistent and underrated
superstar 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 really 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. His
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