Bernie Federko

Allan Bernard " Bernie " Federko ( born May 12, 1956 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan ) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played from 1976 to 1990 for the St. Louis Blues and the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League.


In his youth, he played for the Saskatoon Blades in the WHL. Due to its good performance there voted him the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Amateur Draft 1976 already in the first round instead of 7.

The 1976/77 season he began in the CHL in the farm team of the Blues, at the Kansas City Blues. Here he was, after he was top scorer of the league after 42 games, brought in the NHL. Here he played in his first season still 31 games in which he scored three hat-tricks. After a moderate second year he brought it in the 1978/79 season on 95 points and was able to achieve in eight consecutive years, more than 80 points, but he broke four times the 100 -point mark. At the end of the season 1987/88 he could look back on 10 consecutive seasons with more than 50 templates as the first player in the NHL history. At a time, but in the Hockey world looked primarily at the young Wayne Gretzky, Bernie Federko never came to the fame he deserved. So he chose the magazine " Goal" in 1986 the most frequently overlooked hockey player.

As 22 players in the NHL, he reached the 1,000 -point mark on 19 March 1988. After the disappointing 1988/89 season in which he scored just one point per game, he was discharged to the Detroit Red Wings. In turn came, among others, Adam Oates to St. Louis. For the Red Wings, he played again under his old coach Jacques Demers. Behind Steve Yzerman he did not get as much ice age like the blues. The season in Detroit was disappointing and Federko ended after exactly 1,000 NHL inserts his active career.

On March 16, 1991 his jersey was hung with the number 24 under the roof of the stadium in St. Louis; since it is no longer awarded. He remained loyal to the blues and still works as a television commentator for the team.

He was honored with induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002.

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