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.
January 24, 1978|
Williamsville, New York, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
|National team||United States|
57th overall, 1997|
Toronto Maple Leafs
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.
In 2014 Farkas was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame.
Awards and honorsEdit
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1998|||
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1999|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||1999–00|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1999–00|
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||2000|||
- Jeff Farkas' career may be over [Archive] - USCHO.com Fan Forum
- Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe, 4/6/2003
- "Farkas legacy remains intact despite injury". The Heights. Boston College. April 8, 2003.
- "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.
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.