His dream was derailed when he suffered a horrific shattered leg in the Oilers’ final NHL preseason in the fall of 2011. Doctors inserted a steel rod in his leg.
The leg no longer is an issue. Even though he’s surpassed last year’s point total, he’s not viewed as a top-tier prospect because of his size (6-foot, 190 pounds).
However, Fedun made his NHL debut earlier this season. Despite scoring two goals for the Oilers, he was sent back to OKC after four games.
“Obviously he’s produced offensively,” Scott said. “He also played well in the games he played in Edmonton. Not many guys can say they scored two goals in their first two NHL games.”
After spending his entire pro career with the Oilers’ organization, Fedun will have to wait until after the season to see if he figures into Edmonton’s long-term plans.
“It would be nice to try and get to prove something more at the next level, because ultimately that’s where you want to be,” Fedun said. “It’s something always in the back of your mind, but those things are out of my power. Next season, I’ll be a restricted free agent again. The ball’s not really in my court.”