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Mike Foligno
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Born January 29, 1959 (1959-01-29) (age 60)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1979
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1979–1994

Mike Foligno (born Michael Anthony Foligno on January 29, 1959) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for fifteen seasons who is currently a scout for the Vegas Golden Knights.

He is the father of NHL players Nick and Marcus Foligno.

Playing CareerEdit

Mike 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.

On December 21, 1991, while with the Maple Leafs, he broke his foot while playing against Buffalo, causing him to miss a majority of the season.

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

Coaching\Management CareerEdit

Mike has worked as an assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks and the New Jersey Devils.

He was previously the general manager of the Sudbury Wolves and was also the head coach of the club (including the time when both of his sons, Nick and Marcus played prior to playing in the NHL).

On September 21, 2016, it was announced that he was hired as a scout for the Vegas Golden Knights.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 57 22 14 36 45 16 4 3 7 6
1976–77 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 66 31 44 75 62 6 3 1 4 7
1977–78 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 67 47 39 86 112
1978–79 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 68 65 85 150 98 10 5 5 10 14
1979–80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 36 35 71 109
1980–81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 28 35 63 210
1981–82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 26 13 13 26 28
1981–82 Buffalo Sabres NHL 56 20 31 51 149 4 2 0 2 9
1982–83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 66 22 25 47 135 10 2 3 5 39
1983–84 Buffalo Sabres NHL 70 32 31 63 151 3 2 1 3 19
1984–85 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 27 29 56 154 5 1 3 4 12
1985–86 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 41 39 80 168
1986–87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 30 29 59 176
1987–88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 29 28 57 220 6 3 2 5 31
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 27 22 49 156 5 3 1 4 21
1989–90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 61 15 25 40 99 6 0 1 1 12
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 31 4 5 9 42
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 37 8 7 15 65
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 33 6 8 14 50
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 13 5 18 84 18 2 6 8 42
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 39 4 5 9 49
OMJHL totals 258 165 182 337 317 32 12 9 21 27
NHL totals 1018 355 372 727 2049 57 15 17 32 185

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Canada WC 7 2 0 2 8
1986 Canada WC 10 0 5 5 16
1987 Canada WC 10 0 4 4 34
Senior totals 27 2 9 11 58

Coaching RecordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
HER1998–99 803732101853rd in Mid-AtlanticLost in first round
HER1999–00 80432953942nd in Mid-AtlanticLost in third round
HER2000–01 80343943755th in Mid-AtlanticLost in third round
HER2001–02 803627116892nd in SouthLost in second round
HER2002–03 803627143892nd in SouthLost in first round
SUD2003–04 68253265615th in CentralLost in first round
SUD2004–05 68322367774th in CentralLost in second round
SUD2005–06 683428-6743rd in CentralLost in second round
SUD2006–07 682930-9673rd in CentralLost in OHL Finals
SUD2007–08 681746-5395th in CentralMissed playoffs
SUD2008–09 682635-7595th in CentralLost in first round
SUD2009–10 682635-7595th in CentralLost in first round

Personal LifeEdit

Mike was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, but he spent his early years in Italy where he took up the sport of soccer, participating as a goalkeeper. When he returned to Canada with his family when he was 10 years old, he was introduced to hockey.

He was married to wife Janis until her death in 2009 during his time as a coach in Sudbury.

They have four children: sons Nick (who plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets) & Marcus (who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild) and daughters Cara (who is a teacher for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic school board) & Lisa (who is a lacrosse player at Canisius College).