Lee Fogolin
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Lee Fogolin
Lee Fogolin
Born (1955-02-07) February 7, 1955 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Right
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Edmonton Oilers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1974
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1974–1987

Lee Joseph Fogolin (born February 7, 1955) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. He played for the Buffalo Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers, appearing in 924 NHL regular season games between 1974 and 1987, winning the Stanley Cup in 1984 and 1985.

Early career

Fogolin played from 1972-1974 with the Oshawa Generals of the OHA, scoring 52 points in 102 games with 240 PIM. He was drafted in the first round, 11th overall, of the 1974 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

Fogolin chose to play for the Team USA in the 1976 Canada Cup, and was invited again in 1984, but declined to play.

NHL playing career

Fogolin played his first professional season (1974-75) in Buffalo, but split the next season between the Sabres and the AHL Hershey Bears. He was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers for the 1979-1980 season through the NHL Expansion Draft.

Fogolin played seven full seasons with Edmonton, and was named as captain for the 1981-82 season. He was the first of four captains to lead the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals, in 1983, where they lost to the New York Islanders.[1] While a solid defenseman in his own right, he was overshadowed by many of the young stars on the Oilers' roster, most notably the scoring superstar Wayne Gretzky. Fogolin was replaced as captain by Gretzky for the 1983-84 season onwards. Fogolin was a member of the Oilers' Stanley Cup wins in 1984 and 1985. Fogolin also played in the 1986 National Hockey League All-Star Game.

Fogolin was re-acquired by the Sabres with Mark Napier for Wayne Van Dorp, Normand Lacombe and future considerations near the end of the 1986-87 season, and retired after completing the season with them.

Personal

Fogolin was born in Chicago while his father, Lee Fogolin Sr., was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. His father also played for the Detroit Red Wings and won the Stanley Cup in 1950. Fogolin was raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario when his father's career ended.

His son, Michael Fogolin, played for the Prince George Cougars in the WHL and died in his sleep on May 26, 2004, of a possible heart condition.[2]

Fogolin currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970-71 Thunder Bay Marrs TBJHL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1970-71 Thunder Bay Marrs Cen-Cup -- -- -- -- -- 5 0 2 2 6
1971-72 Thunder Bay Marrs TBJHL -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1972-73 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 55 5 21 26 132 -- -- -- -- --
1973-74 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 47 7 19 26 108 -- -- -- -- --
1974-75 Buffalo Sabres NHL 50 2 2 4 59 8 0 0 0 6
1975-76 Buffalo Sabres NHL 58 0 9 9 64 9 0 4 4 23
1975-76 Hershey Bears AHL 20 1 8 9 61 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 3 15 18 100 4 0 0 0 2
1977-78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 0 23 23 98 6 0 2 2 23
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 3 19 22 103 3 0 0 0 4
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 5 10 15 104 3 0 0 0 4
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 13 17 30 139 9 0 0 0 12
1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 4 25 29 154 5 1 1 2 14
1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 72 0 18 18 92 16 0 5 5 36
1983-84 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 5 16 21 125 19 1 4 5 23
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 4 14 18 126 18 3 1 4 16
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 4 22 26 129 8 0 2 2 10
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 1 3 4 17 -- -- -- -- --
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 9 0 2 2 8 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 924 44 195 239 1318 108 5 19 24 173

International

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1976 United States CC 2 0 0 0 6

See also

References

  1. ^ "News". Nhlpa.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Michael Fogolin, dead at 17". TSN.ca. 27 May 2004. Retrieved 2014.

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