Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Norm Foster
Goalkeeper Norm Foster played briefly with the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers in the early 1990s. Apart from his short stay in the NHL, he was a workhorse in the NCAA and the minors.

The Vancouver native starred in the BCJHL with the Penticton Knights. After being selected 231st overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1983 Entry Draft, Foster played four seasons with the Michigan State Spartans. Foster was selected to the CCHA second all-star team in 1984 then helped the Spartans to the NCAA championship two years later. In 1985 he backstopped Canada to victories over Poland and West Germany on the way to winning gold at the 1985 World Junior Championships.

In 1987-88, Foster turned pro with the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals. He struggled at times and posted a 5.10 goals against average before he was elevated to the AHL's Maine Mariners the next season. Foster starred for the Mariners in 1989-90 with a league leading 64 appearances along with three shutouts. He played three games for the Bruins in 1990-91 before he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers. Foster was solid in ten appearances for the Oilers but the team gave Bill Ranford most of the work. The Philadelphia Flyers signed Foster as a free agent in August 1993 but he never played a game for them. He continued to work in the minors for three seasons until he retired in 1995.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1981-82 Penticton Knights BCJHL 21 0 2.93
1982-83 Penticton Knights BCJHL 33 0 4.68
1983-84 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 32 23 8 0 1 2.74
1984-85 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 26 22 4 0 0 2.63
1984-85 Canada WJC-A 2 2 0 0 1 0.50
1985-86 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 24 17 5 1 0 3.69
1986-87 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 24 14 7 1 1 3.90
1987-88 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 38 10 22 1 0 5.10
1988-89 Maine Mariners AHL 47 16 17 6 1 3.88
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 64 23 28 10 3 3.55
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 3 2 1 0 0 4.57
1990-91 Maine Mariners AHL 2 1 1 0 0 3.44
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 40 15 14 7 1 3.67 2 0 2 0 0 3.75
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 10 5 3 0 0 2.73
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 29 15 13 1 0 4.20 3 1 2 0 0 4.35
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 10 5 5 0 0 5.68
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 8 6 1 1 0 3.44 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 17 5 9 1 0 4.49
1994-95 Detroit Vipers IHL 18 9 5 1 0 4.44
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 14 8 3 1 0 3.10
1994-95 Detroit Falcons ColHL 3 2 1 0 1 2.35
NHL Totals 13 7 4 0 0 3.27


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1984)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1985)
Traded to Edmonton by Boston for Edmonton's 6th round pick (Jiri Dopita) in 1992 NHL Draft, September 11, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 4, 1993.
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