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Jeff Farkas
Position Center
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs
Atlanta Thrashers
Nationality Flag of the United States Canadian
Born January 24, 1978(1978-01-24),
Williamsville, NY, U.S.
NHL Draft 57th overall, 1997
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 2000 – 2003

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

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 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.


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