February 7, 1955 |
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||11th overall, 1974
Lee Joseph Fogolin (born February 7, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario), is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. He played for the Buffalo Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers, appearing in 924 NHL regular season games between 1974 and 1987, winning the Stanley Cup in 1984 and 1985.
Background and early career
Fogolin played from 1972–1974 with the Oshawa Generals of the OHA, scoring 52 points in 102 games with 240 PIM. He was drafted in the first round, 11th overall, of the 1974 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.
Although Fogolin was raised in rural Ontario, Canada, he was chosen to play for Team USA in the 1976 Canada Cup, since he was born in the U.S.. He was invited again in 1984, but this time chose not to play.
NHL playing career
Fogolin played his first professional season (1974–75) in Buffalo, but split the next season between the Sabres and the AHL Hershey Bears. He was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers for the 1979–1980 season through the NHL Expansion Draft.
Fogolin played seven full seasons with Edmonton, and was named as captain for the 1981–82 season. He was the first of four captains to lead the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals, in 1983, where they lost to the New York Islanders. While a solid defenseman in his own right, he was overshadowed by many of the young stars on the Oilers' roster, most notably the scoring superstar Wayne Gretzky. Fogolin was replaced as captain by Gretzky for the 1983–84 season onwards. Fogolin was a member of the Oilers' Stanley Cup wins in 1984 and 1985. Fogolin also played in the 1986 National Hockey League All-Star Game.
Fogolin was re-acquired by the Sabres with Mark Napier for Wayne Van Dorp, Normand Lacombe and future considerations near the end of the 1986–87 season, and retired after completing the season with them.
Fogolin currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.
Awards and achievements
- 1983–84 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
- 1984–85 - NHL - Stanley Cup (Edmonton)
- 1985–86 - National Hockey League All-Star Game
|1970–71||Thunder Bay Marrs||TBJHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||Thunder Bay Marrs||Cen-Cup||—||—||—||—||—||5||0||2||2||6|
|1971–72||Thunder Bay Marrs||TBJHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- Lee Fogolin career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Oilers Heritage biography.
- Fogolin's profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Lee Fogolin biography at Legends of Hockey
|Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
|Edmonton Oilers captain