|Born||January 29, 1959 |
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||3rd overall, 1979|
Detroit Red Wings
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.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
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 Career[edit | edit source]
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 Statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
Coaching Record[edit | edit source]
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|HER||1998–99||80||37||32||10||1||85||3rd in Mid-Atlantic||Lost in first round|
|HER||1999–00||80||43||29||5||3||94||2nd in Mid-Atlantic||Lost in third round|
|HER||2000–01||80||34||39||4||3||75||5th in Mid-Atlantic||Lost in third round|
|HER||2001–02||80||36||27||11||6||89||2nd in South||Lost in second round|
|HER||2002–03||80||36||27||14||3||89||2nd in South||Lost in first round|
|SUD||2003–04||68||25||32||6||5||61||5th in Central||Lost in first round|
|SUD||2004–05||68||32||23||6||7||77||4th in Central||Lost in second round|
|SUD||2005–06||68||34||28||-||6||74||3rd in Central||Lost in second round|
|SUD||2006–07||68||29||30||-||9||67||3rd in Central||Lost in OHL Finals|
|SUD||2007–08||68||17||46||-||5||39||5th in Central||Missed playoffs|
|SUD||2008–09||68||26||35||-||7||59||5th in Central||Lost in first round|
|SUD||2009–10||68||26||35||-||7||59||5th in Central||Lost in first round|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
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).