Bernard Allan “Bernie” Federko (May 12, 1956-) was an excellent playmaking center for 14 years in the NHL, primarily with the St. Louis Blues, and was the first player to register 50 or more assists in ten consecutive seasons. Bernie began his hockey career with his hometown Foam Lake Flyers of the Fishing Lake Hockey League where he led the league in scoring, and then joined the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. He played three years in Saskatoon and led the WHL in scoring in 1975-76, setting a single season record with 187 points. The playmaking Federko was then taken sixth overall by the Edmonton Oilers of the WHA (World Hockey League) and seventh overall in the 1976 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues. Federko chose St. Louis and he was sent to play for the Blues minor league affiliate, the Kansas City Blues, where he led the league in scoring prior to being called up to St. Louis for the last 31 games. Based on his efforts in the Central Hockey League, he was awarded the CHL’s Ken McKenzie Trophy as Rookie of the Year, despite missing the second half of the season. Bernie posted three hat tricks in his first season. Federko played center for 13 years in St. Louis (1976-1989) and the Detroit Red Wings (1989-90). Federko led the Bluenotes in scoring eight straight seasons from 1978 to 1986, and then again in the 1987-88 season. He was the first player in NHL history to record 50 assists in ten straight seasons (1978-1988) and posted four seasons with 100 or more points. The two-time NHL All-Star holds many of the St. Louis Blues career franchise records before his career with one final season in Detroit. Bernie Federko tops the Blues list for most games (927), assists (721) and total points (1,073). Federko scored 369 regular season goals and added 35 playoff goals and 66 assists for 101 points in Stanley Cup contention. Bernie Federko was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. Following his playing days, Bernie returned to the Gateway City with the St. Louis Blues broadcasting crew as a color analyst.
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