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Rico Fata

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs. (93 kg)

Born: February 12, 1980 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Draft: Calgary, 1st round (6th overall), 1998 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: London Knights, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
Relatives: Drew Fata (brother)

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1998-99 18 CGY NHL 20 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 0.0 152 7:36
1999-00 19 CGY NHL 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 10:06
2000-01 20 CGY NHL 5 0 0 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 47 9:25
2001-02 21 NYR NHL 10 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 85 8:31
2002-03 22 TOT NHL 63 7 12 19 -7 16 7 0 0 0 8 4 0 79 8.9 742 11:46
2002-03 22 NYR NHL 36 2 4 6 -1 6 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 30 6.7 262 7:16
2002-03 22 PIT NHL 27 5 8 13 -6 10 5 0 0 0 5 3 0 49 10.2 480 17:46
2003-04 23 PIT NHL 73 16 18 34 -46 54 8 6 2 1 10 6 2 163 9.8 1312 17:58
2005-06 25 TOT NHL 47 3 4 7 -4 22 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 50 6.0 478 10:10
2005-06 25 PIT NHL 20 0 0 0 -5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0.0 262 13:06
2005-06 25 ATL NHL 6 0 1 1 -2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 44 7:18
2005-06 25 WSH NHL 21 3 3 6 3 8 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 31 9.7 172 8:11
2006-07 26 WSH NHL 10 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 6.7 104 10:26
3 yrs CGY NHL 27 0 1 1 -4 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 19 0.0 219 8:07
3 yrs PIT NHL 120 21 26 47 -57 74 13 6 2 1 15 9 2 230 9.1 2054 17:07
2 yrs NYR NHL 46 2 4 6 -3 6 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 38 5.3 347 7:33
2 yrs WSH NHL 31 4 4 8 6 10 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 46 8.7 276 8:54
1 yr ATL NHL 6 0 1 1 -2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 44 7:18
Career NHL 230 27 36 63 -60 104 18 7 2 1 24 10 2 334 8.1 2940 12:47

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1998-99 18 CGY NHL 20 0 0.00 0.05 0.05 0.01 0.20 0.65 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 -0.3 0.1 -0.2
1999-00 19 CGY NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2000-01 20 CGY NHL 5 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.20 1.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2
2001-02 21 NYR NHL 10 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.80 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 -2 -0.2 0.0 -0.3
2002-03 22 TOT NHL 63 7 0.11 0.19 0.30 0.11 0.25 1.25 8 13 21 8 25 8 26 2 -7 0.7 0.6 1.3
2002-03 22 NYR NHL 36 2 0.06 0.11 0.17 0.06 0.17 0.83 2 4 6 2 8 1 8 0 -1 0.1 0.2 0.4
2002-03 22 PIT NHL 27 5 0.19 0.30 0.48 0.18 0.37 1.81 6 9 15 6 17 7 18 2 -6 0.6 0.4 1.0
2003-04 23 PIT NHL 73 13 0.22 0.25 0.47 0.18 0.74 2.23 19 21 40 16 40 15 92 21 -46 1.9 -0.4 1.5
2005-06 25 TOT NHL 47 3 0.06 0.09 0.15 0.06 0.47 1.06 3 4 7 3 12 1 27 12 -4 -0.4 0.3 -0.1
2005-06 25 PIT NHL 20 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.90 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 12 -5 -0.8 0.1 -0.7
2005-06 25 ATL NHL 6 0 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.05 0.67 0.17 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 -2 0.0 0.0 -0.1
2005-06 25 WSH NHL 21 3 0.14 0.14 0.29 0.12 0.38 1.48 3 3 6 2 8 1 4 0 3 0.4 0.3 0.7
2006-07 26 WSH NHL 10 1 0.10 0.10 0.20 0.08 0.20 1.50 1 1 2 1 6 0 7 4 3 0.0 0.2 0.2
3 yrs CGY NHL 27 0 0.00 0.04 0.04 0.01 0.37 0.70 0 1 1 0 3 0 7 0 -4 -0.5 0.1 -0.4
3 yrs PIT NHL 120 18 0.18 0.22 0.39 0.15 0.62 1.92 25 30 55 22 59 22 129 35 -57 1.7 0.1 1.8
2 yrs NYR NHL 46 2 0.04 0.09 0.13 0.05 0.13 0.83 2 4 6 2 9 1 11 0 -3 -0.1 0.2 0.1
2 yrs WSH NHL 31 3 0.13 0.13 0.26 0.11 0.32 1.48 4 4 8 3 14 1 11 4 6 0.4 0.5 0.9
1 yr ATL NHL 6 0 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.05 0.67 0.17 0 1 1 0 2 0 4 0 -2 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Career NHL 230 24 0.12 0.16 0.27 0.11 0.45 1.45 31 40 71 28 87 24 162 39 -60 1.5 0.8 2.3

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1994-95 14 Sault Ste. Marie Legion NOHA 51 52 51 103
1995-96 15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 62 11 15 26 52
1996-97 16 London Knights OHL 59 19 34 53 76
1997-98 17 London Knights OHL 64 43 33 76 110
1998-99 18 London Knights OHL 23 15 18 33 3 41 9 6 0 1
1998-99 18 Canada WJC-A 7 1 3 4 8
1999-00 19 Saint John Flames AHL 76 29 29 58 -11 65 17 9 3 3 254 11.4
2000-01 20 Saint John Flames AHL 70 23 29 52 10 129 15 5 3 4 213 10.8
2001-02 21 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 61 35 36 71 27 36 25 8 2 5
2002-03 22 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 9 8 6 14 4 6 6 1 1 1 41 19.5
2004-05 24 A&O Asiago Hockey Italy 35 18 20 38 36
2005-06 25 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 25 8 10 18 7 39 6 2 0 1
2006-07 26 Adler Mannheim Germany 29 8 10 18 12
2007-08 27 Adler Mannheim Germany 53 7 14 21 67
2008-09 28 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 45 18 16 34 44
2008-09 28 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-Q 7 6 3 9 10
2009-10 29 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 41 15 16 31 28
2010-11 30 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 47 13 21 34 16
2011-12 31 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 50 17 16 33 26
2012-13 32 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 41 8 16 24 20
Career 5 Seasons AHL 241 103 110 213 37 275 69 25 9 14 508 11.8
Career 2 Seasons Germany 82 15 24 39 79
Career 1 Season Italy 35 18 20 38 36
Career 1 Season NOHA 51 52 51 103
Career 4 Seasons OHL 208 88 100 188 3 279 9 6 0 1
Career 5 Seasons Swiss 224 71 85 156 134
Career 1 Season Swiss-Q 7 6 3 9 10
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 1 3 4 8

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1995-96 15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 4 0 0 0 0
1997-98 17 London Knights OHL 16 9 5 14 49
1998-99 18 London Knights OHL 25 10 12 22 42
1999-00 19 Saint John Flames AHL 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
2000-01 20 Saint John Flames AHL 19 2 3 5 22 2 0 0 0
2001-02 21 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 10 2 5 7 4 2 0 0 0
2004-05 24 A&O Asiago Hockey Italy 9 7 5 12 10
2006-07 26 Adler Mannheim Germany 11 2 4 6 8
2007-08 27 Adler Mannheim Germany 5 0 2 2 2
2008-09 28 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 8 5 2 7 8
2009-10 29 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 11 3 1 4 14
2009-10 29 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-Q 5 1 4 5 2
2010-11 30 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 4 1 4 5 0
2011-12 31 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 9 5 2 7 18
2012-13 32 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 1 0 0 0 2
Career 3 Seasons AHL 32 4 8 12 30 4 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Germany 16 2 6 8 10
Career 1 Season Italy 9 7 5 12 10
Career 3 Seasons OHL 45 19 17 36 91
Career 5 Seasons Swiss 33 14 9 23 42
Career 1 Season Swiss-Q 5 1 4 5 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 8 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Rico Fata 1.5 1.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Jim Dowd 71.8 1.5 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Colin Forbes 71.5 1.6 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.3
Eric Nickulas 67.8 1.6 1.3 0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.2
Artem Chubarov 67.2 1.8 1.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1
Jeff Taffe 66.0 1.5 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Tomas Jurco 65.1 1.8 1.4
Richard Panik 64.9 1.4 0.9 0.2
Rene Trudell 63.3 1.4 1.2 0.5
Jaroslav Pouzar 63.0 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.1
Emerson Etem 61.5 1.4 0.9 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Rico Fata 1.5 1.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Eric Nickulas 67.8 1.6 1.3 0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.2
Artem Chubarov 67.2 1.8 1.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.1
Tomas Jurco 65.1 1.8 1.4
Richard Panik 64.9 1.4 0.9 0.2
Colin Forbes 64.3 1.6 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Rene Trudell 63.3 1.4 1.2 0.5
Jaroslav Pouzar 63.0 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.1
Emerson Etem 61.5 1.4 0.9 0.4
Chris Tancill 60.9 1.0 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4
Cliff Pennington 58.9 1.5 1.1 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 3, 2001: Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Calgary, October 3, 2001.

February 10, 2003: Traded to Pittsburgh by NY Rangers with Joel Bouchard, Richard Lintner and Mikael Samuelsson for Mike Wilson, Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Dan LaCouture, February 10, 2003.

August 15, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Asiago (Italy), August 15, 2004.

January 31, 2006: Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Pittsburgh, January 31, 2006.

March 9, 2006: Claimed on waivers by Washington from Atlanta, March 9, 2006.

November 8, 2006: Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), November 8, 2006.

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