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09-09-2011, 10:41 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Must Read Article About Todd Fedoruk's Battle with Drug Addiction
His best years, personally and professionally, were sober. Fedoruk met his wife—they wed after a Flyers practice—and had their first had child when he was clean.
He was traded to Anaheim and had the gritty forward career year in 2005-06 with 23 points in 76 games.
And he never refused a fight.
Fedoruk underwent surgery in November 2003 after a fight with Eric Cairns of the New York Islanders left him with a broken face. He was clobbered by New York Rangers enforcer Colton Orr(notes) in 2007, caught with a hard right against his reconstructed left cheek that sent him down and out on his back. Surgeons implanted a small, permanent titanium plate in Fedoruk’s upper cheekbone to stabilize the orbital structure.
Fedoruk couldn’t maintain his straight-and-sober lifestyle for much longer.
He was just a young, rich athlete having a good time in a sport where alcohol is about as ingrained as nets and pads. That’s not milk champions swig out of the Stanley Cup.
Eventually, his run of good fortunate collapsed again.
- Complete Article Here -
Some interesting insight into a player's life.
Props to Todd for sharing this personal information and hope he can find a healthy solution.
Best of luck Fridge.
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