Ted Drury '89
Ted Drury was as decorated a hockey player to have ever played for Fairfield Prep.
The older of the Drury brothers (younger sibling Chris is also a Prep Athletic Hall of Famer who played in the NHL) skated for the Jesuits from 1986-1989 and was a three-time All State selection (1987-89).
The 6-foot forward was also named CIAC Division I Player of the Year in 1989, after which he was selected 42nd overall by the Calgary Flames in the ‘89 NHL Draft.
Drury opted to attend Harvard instead and played three seasons for the Crimson, interrupting his collegiate career to play for the U.S. National Team in 1991-92. He was named to ECAC All-Rookie Team in 1989-90, the all-ECAC First Team in 1992-93 and was named AHCA East First Team All-American in 1992-93.
Drury played for the United States Olympic team in 1992 and 1994 and skated for the U.S. in the World Junior Under 20 Championships in 1990 and 1991.
He played eight seasons totaling 414 career games in the NHL from 1994-2001, scoring 41 goals and adding 52 assists for six different teams, including the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Hartford Whalers and the Islanders.
His No. 18 (later worn by brother Chris) was the first number retired by the Jesuits.