|James M. Fahey
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 5.11.79 Boston, Massachusetts
|How he arrived: Traded by the San Jose Sharks with Alexander Korolyuk for Vladimir Malakhov
and Devils' 1st round pick in 2007 E.D., 10.1.06
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks, 7.27.07
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Fahey was no stranger to splitting time between the NHL and the AHL when he came to the Devils. He had been doing
that since he became a pro with the Sharks.
He offered some offensive skill. Back in college at Northeastern, he set the school record for most points in a season by
a defenseman, and that season, he also was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Trophy. His toughness would catch up in
time, though, registering as many as 146 PIMs in a season while with the Cleveland Barons, at the time the Sharks'
His season with the Devils was a struggle, though. He did see time with the top team, but with Lowell, he only saw 28
games (I'm trying to find if injuries were the reason why so few games.), but did get 9 assists.
He would move on to Chicago's AHL rep, the Rockford IceDogs for the 07-08 season and saw plenty of games that
year, including a deep run in the Calder Cup playoffs. He then jumped to the German League for 08-09, playing for
Krefeld Penguins that season, as well as the following one. That's the last known record of him playing anywhere.
He did sign with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers the subsequent summer, but terminated that agreement 3 weeks later for
personal reasons and returned to Massachusetts.
He was inducted into the Northeastern University Hall of Fame in 2012.
He currently works for Medallia, a software company whose focus is on businesses looking to increase customer
satisfaction. He also established the Hope Strengthens Foundation.
|Entry Draft: 1998 Eighth Round Pick (212th overall) by the
San Jose Sharks