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Jeffrey Thomas Farkas (born January 24, 1978 in Williamsville, New York) is an American retired professional ice hockey center. He was drafted in the third round, 57th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Jeff Farkas
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Born (1978-01-24) January 24, 1978 (age 41)
Williamsville, New York, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 57th overall, 1997
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2000–2003

After playing four seasons of college hockey for Boston College, Farkas joined the Maple Leafs' roster for the 2000 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He appeared in three games during that postseason, recording one goal. Despite his playoff success, Farkas appeared in only eight games for the Maple Leafs over the next two seasons, and three more for the Atlanta Thrashers during the 2002–03 season.

While playing for the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves in 2003, Farkas was pushed from behind, and fell headfirst into the boards during a game against the Rochester Americans. He suffered a fractured fifth cervical vertebra and, according to medical reports, came within millimeters of being rendered quadriplegic. The injury forced Farkas' early retirement from the sport.[1][2][3]

In 2014 Farkas was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame.[4]

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  1. ^ Jeff Farkas' career may be over [Archive] - Fan Forum
  2. ^ Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe, 4/6/2003
  3. ^ "Farkas legacy remains intact despite injury". The Heights. Boston College. April 8, 2003.
  4. ^ "NINE ATHLETES, ONE COACH TO BE INDUCTED INTO BOSTON COLLEGE VARSITY CLUB HALL OF FAME Honorees to be inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 17 at Conte Forum" (PDF). CSTV.
  5. ^ a b "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  6. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19.

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