Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Fogarty
A offensive juggernaut in junior, defenceman Bryan Fogarty played 156 NHL games in the 1990s. He showed glimpses of his potential but generally struggled with his confidence and defensive play. He was also troubled off the ice as he battled an addiction to alcohol but sorted out his life and hoped somewhat rejuvenate his career.

Born in Brantford, Ontario, Fogarty was a scoring star for with the Kingston Canadians and Niagara Falls Thunder of the OHL. The Quebec Nordiques chose him 9th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after he scored 70 points and was voted to the OHL First All-Star Team. During his last year of junior in 1988-89 he set league records for a defenceman with 47 goals--which surpassed Bobby Orr's total--and 155 points, which topped Denis Potvin. The dominant blueliner was named the CHL Player of the Year and the CHL Defenceman of the Year and was voted to the league's First All-Star Team.

Fogarty played parts of three seasons with the Quebec Nordiques from 1989 to 1992. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Scott Young but spent most of his time in the minors. In February 1994, the Montreal Canadiens signed Fogarty as a free agent where he played 34 games after two seasons. He spent two years in the minors before getting a new lease on life with the Italian club Milan 24. He spent the 1997-98 season with the Hanover Scorpions of the German League then bounced around the minors before returning to the Bundesliga in 1999-2000.

After bouncing around from team to team and league to leauge, Fogarty played his last hockey game in 2001 as a member of the UHL's Elmira Jackals. One year later Bryan Fogarty passed away from an apparent cardiac arrest while on holiday's in Myrtle Beach.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Brantford Alexanders OHL 1 0 1 1 0
1984-85 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 42 9 12 21 57 14 9 27 36 50
1984-85 Aurora Tigers Cen-Cup 4 2 2 4 8
1985-86 Kingston Canadians OHL 47 2 19 21 14 10 1 3 4 4
1986-87 Kingston Canadians OHL 56 20 50 70 46 12 2 3 5 5
1987-88 Kingston Canadians OHL 48 11 36 47 50
1988-89 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 60 47 108 155 88 17 10 22 32 36
1989-90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 45 4 10 14 31 -47
1989-90 Halifax Citadels AHL 22 5 14 19 6 6 2 4 6 0
1990-91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 45 9 22 31 24 -11
1990-91 Halifax Citadels AHL 5 0 2 2 0
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 20 3 12 15 16 -15
1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1991-92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 0 1 1 6
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 8 2 4 6 30
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 4 4 4 -3
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 15 2 5 7 8 3 0 1 1 17
1993-94 Atlanta Knights IHL 8 1 5 6 4
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 33 3 16 19 38
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 3 2 1 3 2
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 1 2 3 10 -4
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 5 2 7 34 -3
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 17 3 12 15 24
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 18 1 5 6 14
1995-96 HC Davos Swiss 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0
1996-97 HC Milano 24 Alpenliga 7 3 7 10 10
1996-97 HC Milano 24 Italy 10 4 11 15 18 6 4 9 13 26
1996-97 Kansas City Blades IHL 22 3 9 12 10
1997-98 Hannover Scorpions Germany 39 8 17 25 75 4 1 0 1 2
1998-99 Indianapolis Ice IHL 36 7 15 22 28 -13
1998-99 Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL 5 4 3 7 24 -1 4 1 3 4 8
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -3
1999-00 Knoxville Speed UHL 16 5 12 17 29 -13
1999-00 Hannover Scorpions Germany 30 7 17 24 40
2000-01 Huntsville Tornado CHL 11 1 4 5 16
2000-01 Elmira Jackals UHL 18 1 8 9 16
NHL Totals 156 22 52 74 119


OHL First All-Star Team (1987, 1989)
OHL - MVP (1989)
Canadian Major Junior - Defenseman of the Year (1989)
Canadian Major Junior - Player of the Year (1989)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Quebec for Scott Young, March 10, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 28, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, February 25, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 8, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 2, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 14, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Knoxville (UHL) following release by Toronto, October 20, 1999.
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