Born: May 12, 1956

Federko was born in 1956 and raised in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. The 6-foot, 180-pound center’s professional hockey career began in 1973 when he played for the Saskatoon Blades of the West Coast Hockey League through 1976. Federko later played for the Kansas City Blues of the old Central Hockey League during the 1976-77 season, earning CHL Rookie of the Year honors. “Burnin’ Bernie” was the St. Louis Blues’ first choice in the NHL’s 1976 Amateur Draft. Through the late 1970’s and the entire decade of the ’80’s, he dazzled the hometown crowd with the playmaking wizardry. He was the most consistent player in the history of the Blues and was counted upon to continue his dominance during the playoffs, despite tougher scrutiny by opposing teams.

He holds four of the clubs distinguished all-time records including most regular season games played with 927, most total points with 1,037, most seasons played at 13 and most assists with 721. Leading the team in scoring 8 out of the 13 seasons with the club, he ranks second on the all-time Blues list for most goals scored behind Brett Hull. He had his #24 sweater retired by the Blues in March of 1991.