Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Foligno
Nick Foligno was born October 31, 1987 in Buffalo, New York. The first round, 28th overall selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Foligno honed his skills with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League.

A rugged and hard-working forward, Nick continued the family legacy in which his father Mike had established thirty years ago as a member of the Wolves. Over three seasons in Sudbury, Nick continually improved his offensive output and eventually became a point-per-game player. In his final season in the OHL, he set a career highs with 31 goals and 56 assists and led his team in scoring.

Foligno joined the pro ranks in 2007-08 when he split his season between the Senators and their AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

In Ottawa, Foligno established himself as a solid NHL player, providing the Senators with a mixture of skill and tenacious play.

In 2008-09 he would set a career high with 17 goals, to go along with 15 assists and 32 points.

Injuries limited Foligno to just 61 games in 2009-10 and his offensive numbers reflected that. He mangaged to record just nine goals. The following year, Foligno would appear in 82 games for the Sens and bounce back with a 14 goal season.

In 2011-12, Foligno seemed to add more toughness to his game. He still produced 15 goals, but his penalty minutes increased greatly. He set a career-high with 124 minutes, more than double that of any previous campaign.

On July 1, 2012, Foligno's time in Ottawa would come to an end. He was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenceman Marc Methot.

During the 2014-15 season, Foligno would set new career highs in goals, assists and points, with 31, 42 and 73 respectively. Shortly after the season ended, he was named the sixth captain in Blue Jackets' franchise history.

Foligno would appear in 79 games for the Blue Jackets during the 2016-17 season, scoring 26 times and adding 25 assists. He also further established himself as one of the top leaders in the game. Helping Columbus to their first 50-win season and third playoff appearance in franchise history. For his efforts he was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

Internationally, Foligno has represented the United States three times. This is highlighted by two appearances at the IIHF World Championships in 2009 and 2010.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 18 7 9 16 28
2003-04 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 43 8 12 20 44 7 2 1 3 8
2004-05 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 4 2 1 3 0
2004-05 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 10 28 38 111 +5 12 5 5 10 16
2005-06 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 24 46 70 146 +19 10 1 3 4 28
2006-07 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 31 57 88 135 +13 21 12 17 29 36
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 45 6 3 9 20 0 4 1 0 1 2
2007-08 Binghamton Senators AHL 28 6 13 19 16 +4
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 17 15 32 59 -10
2008-09 United States WC-A 9 0 2 2 4 +3
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 61 9 17 26 53 +6 6 0 1 1 2
2009-10 United States WC-A 6 3 0 3 0 +4
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 14 20 34 43 -19
2011-12 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 15 32 47 124 +2 7 1 3 4 8
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 45 6 13 19 28 +6
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 70 18 21 39 96 +5 4 2 0 2 4
2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 31 42 73 50 +16
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 72 12 25 37 53 -14
2015-16 United States WC-A 10 3 2 5 10 -2
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 26 25 51 55 -4 4 0 2 2 6
NHL Totals 696 154 213 367 581 25 4 6 10 22


Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (2017) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2017) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2015) Traded to Columbus by Ottawa for Marc Methot, July 1, 2012.
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