Mike Foligno

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Mike Foligno
Mike Foligno coaching.jpg
Born(1959-01-29) January 29, 1959 (age 54)
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotRight
Played forDetroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
National team Canada
NHL Draft3rd overall, 1979
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career1979–1994
 
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Mike Foligno
Mike Foligno coaching.jpg
Born(1959-01-29) January 29, 1959 (age 54)
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotRight
Played forDetroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
National team Canada
NHL Draft3rd overall, 1979
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career1979–1994

Michael Anthony Foligno (born January 29, 1959) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League for fifteen seasons from 1979–80 until 1993–94. He is currently an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Foligno was born in Sudbury, Ontario, but spent his early years in Italy where he took up the sport of soccer, participating as a goalkeeper. When Foligno returned to Canada with his family at the age of 10, he was introduced to hockey.[1]

Foligno was drafted 3rd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He played 1018 career NHL games, scoring 355 goals and 372 assists for 727 points, while adding 2049 penalty minutes. His best offensive season was the 1985–86 season with the Buffalo Sabres, when he scored 41 goals and 80 points, both career highs. He has stated that his Game Five overtime winner in the 1993 playoffs was the biggest goal of his career.[citation needed]

Foligno is perhaps best known for his trademark jump, dubbed the "Foligno Leap", after scoring a goal. Both of his two sons have carried on the tradition of the Foligno Leap.[2][3]

Coaching & Management Career[edit]

On June 24, 2010, Mike was named as an assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks.[4] Previously he was the general manager of the Sudbury Wolves, and was also the head coach of the club for whom both of his sons, Nick and Marcus, played prior to playing in the NHL. Foligno was fired on November 30, 2011, along with head coach Randy Carlyle. On July 19, 2013, Foligno was named an assistant coach of the New Jersey Devils.

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1975–76Sudbury WolvesOMJHL5722143645164376
1976–77Sudbury WolvesOMJHL663144756263147
1977–78Sudbury WolvesOMJHL67473986112
1978–79Sudbury WolvesOMJHL6865851509810551014
1979–80Detroit Red WingsNHL80363571109
1980–81Detroit Red WingsNHL80283563210
1981–82Detroit Red WingsNHL2613132628
1981–82Buffalo SabresNHL5620315114942029
1982–83Buffalo SabresNHL662225471351023539
1983–84Buffalo SabresNHL70323163151321319
1984–85Buffalo SabresNHL77272956154513412
1985–86Buffalo SabresNHL79413980168
1986–87Buffalo SabresNHL75302959176
1987–88Buffalo SabresNHL74292857220632531
1988–89Buffalo SabresNHL75272249156531421
1989–90Buffalo SabresNHL6115254099601112
1990–91Buffalo SabresNHL3145942
1990–91Toronto Maple LeafsNHL37871565
1991–92Toronto Maple LeafsNHL33681450
1992–93Toronto Maple LeafsNHL5513518841826842
1993–94Toronto Maple LeafsNHL40004
1993–94Florida PanthersNHL3945949
OMJHL totals258165182337317321292127
NHL totals1018355372727204957151732185

Coaching record[edit]

TeamYearRegular seasonPost season
GWLTOTLPtsFinishResult
HER1998–99803732101853rd in Mid-AtlanticLost in first round
HER1999–0080432953942nd in Mid-AtlanticLost in third round
HER2000–0180343943755th in Mid-AtlanticLost in third round
HER2001–02803627116892nd in SouthLost in second round
HER2002–03803627143892nd in SouthLost in first round
SUD2003–0468253265615th in CentralLost in first round
SUD2004–0568322367774th in CentralLost in second round
SUD2005–06683428-6743rd in CentralLost in second round
SUD2006–07682930-9673rd in CentralLost in OHL Finals
SUD2007–08681746-5395th in CentralMissed playoffs
SUD2008–09682635-7595th in CentralLost in first round
SUD2009–10682635-7595th in CentralLost in first round

Personal[edit]

Foligno was married to wife Janis until her death in 2009 during his time as coach in Sudbury. They have four children, Cara (teacher in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic school board,[5] Lisa (lacrosse player at Canisius College),[6] Nick and Marcus. Nick was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators and made the 2007–08 Senators team. Marcus was drafted 104th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.[7] Marcus won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and joined the Sabres in the 2011–12 season.[8][9]

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Preceded by
Willie Huber
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
1979
Succeeded by
Mike Blaisdell
Preceded by
Lindy Ruff
Buffalo Sabres captain
198990
Succeeded by
Mike Ramsey

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