Bret Michael Hedican (born August 10, 1970) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is married to figure-skater Kristi Yamaguchi. The couple have two children, Keara Kiyomi and Emma Yoshiko and reside in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bret Hedican day is celebrated in North St.Paul, Minnesota on August 12.
Traded to Vancouver by St. Louis with Jeff Brown and Nathan LaFayette for Craig Janney, March 21, 1994. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Pavel Bure, Brad Ference and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Robert Fried) in 2000 Entry Draft for Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown, Kevin Weekes and Florida's 1st round choice (Nathan Smith) in 2000 Entry Draft, January 17, 1999. Traded to Carolina by Florida with Kevyn Adams, Tomáš Malec for Sandis Ozoliņš and Byron Ritchie, January 16, 2002. He wore #44 with the St. Louis Blues, #3 with the Vancouver Canucks, #4 with the Florida Panthers and #6 with the Carolina Hurricanes, where he won the Stanley Cup in 2006. Tim Gleason now wears Hedican's old #6. Signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks October 23rd 2008. He played his 1000th career NHL game on November 21, 2008 against the St. Louis Blues.