Iowa signs former Stanley Cup champ Fedotenko

( – Iowa Wild General Manager Jim Mill announced on Tuesday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed forward Ruslan Fedotenko (roo-slahn, FED-oh-Tink-oh) to a professional tryout agreement (PTO). Mill also announced forward Olivier Archambault (oh-live-ee-ay, ARE-Scham-Bow) has been assigned to the Alaska Aces, Iowa’s ECHL affiliate.

Fedotenko joins the Wild after spending the 2013-14 season playing for Donbass HC of the KHL in Russia. In 46 games, the 36-year old scored seven goals and totaled 17 points. The 15-year veteran has played 12 years in the National Hockey League (NHL): spending time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Fedotenko won a Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2003-04 and again in 2008-09 with the Pittsburgh. He also made an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals with the New York Rangers in 2011-12. In all, the native of Kiev, Ukraine has played in 863 NHL regular season games, scoring 173 goals and adding 193 assists for 366 points. Fedotenko has also played in 108 Stanley Cup Playoff games, posting 22 goals and 40 points.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder played parts of his first two professional seasons in the AHL, scoring 17 goals and adding 34 assists for 51 points with the Philadelphia Phantoms from 1999-01. Prior to turning, Fedotenko played one season in the USHL for the Sioux City Musketeers, scoring 43 goals and totaling 77 points in 55 games played.