Marcus Foligno

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Marcus Foligno
Marcus Foligno - Buffalo Sabres.jpg
Foligno in April 2016.
Born (1991-08-10) August 10, 1991 (age 25)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Buffalo Sabres
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 104th overall, 2009
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2011–present

Marcus Foligno (born August 10, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey player, who plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 104th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Foligno in February 2013.

Foligno agreed to terms on an entry-level professional contract with the Buffalo Sabres on May 25, 2011. He began play with the Rochester Americans in the 2011–12 AHL season.[1][2][3]

Foligno was called up to the Buffalo Sabres on December 19, 2011. He made his NHL debut on December 20, playing against the Senators, and his brother. Foligno's second career start came March 10, 2012 again pitted against his brother and the Ottawa Senators. He netted his first career goal at 14:06 in the third period, which tied the game; Buffalo eventually won the game in a shootout.[4]

Like his brother, Foligno used their father's "Foligno Leap" as his first career goal celebration. However on Marcus' first goal, he was unsure that he actually scored. As a result, Marcus used the "Leap" on his next goal in Buffalo on March 14, 2012.[5]

Foligno broke the family tradition and did not choose the numbers 17 (worn by his father) or 71 (worn by his brother). Upon being drafted by the Sabres, he elected to wear number 82 instead of his father's number 17. Foligno was reassigned to the Americans immediately before the 2012 NHL lockout.

On June 27, 2016, the Sabres issued a qualifying offer to Foligno.[6] He was signed to a one year contract on July 14, 2016.[7]

Personal[edit]

Foligno was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of former NHL player and Sabre Mike Foligno and Janis Foligno. Janis died in 2009 from cancer.[8] Although Marcus was born in the United States, both of his parents are Canadian, making him a dual citizen; Foligno plays for Canada in most international competition. Marcus is the younger brother of current Columbus Blue Jacket captain Nick Foligno. He also has 2 sisters named Lisa and Cara. Cara works in Buffalo, and Lisa works in Peterborough, Ontario. Marcus grew up in the mining community of Sudbury and played for the Sudbury Wolves during his junior career.[9] Foligno was married on July 15th, 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Sudbury Wolves NOHA 31 16 15 31 133
2006–07 Sudbury Nickel Capitals NOHA 35 23 17 40 74 8 2 5 7 40
2007–08 Sudbury Wolves OHL 66 5 6 11 38
2008–09 Sudbury Wolves OHL 65 12 18 30 96 6 1 2 3 9
2009–10 Sudbury Wolves OHL 67 14 25 39 156 4 1 2 3 6
2010–11 Sudbury Wolves OHL 47 22 36 59 92 8 2 1 3 24
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 60 16 23 39 78 3 2 1 3 4
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 6 7 13 9
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 33 10 17 27 38
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 5 13 18 41
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 74 7 12 19 82
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 57 8 12 20 50
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 10 13 23 79
NHL totals 267 36 57 93 261

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 7 2 2 4 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Canada
  • Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp
  • Selected to the 2011 Team Canada World Junior U20 team roster for the Buffalo, NY IIHF championship tourney.
  • Won silver medal at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
  • NHL Rookie of the Month – March 2012[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SABRES AGREE TO TERMS WITH MARCUS FOLIGNO. Press release. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
  2. ^ Vogl, John (2011-05-26). Sabres order room service, sign Foligno. The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  3. ^ Severins, Lacey. Will Sabres' Foligno follow his father's path?. WGR. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  4. ^ Sabres vs. Senators – 03/10/2012 – Buffalo Sabres – Recap. Sabres.nhl.com (2013-02-04). Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
  5. ^ Hoppe, Bill. (2012-03-15) Sabres foil Foligno's leap – Olean Times Herald: Sports – Sabres foil Foligno's leap: Sports. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
  6. ^ Vogl, John (27 June 2016). "Sabres issue qualifying offers to seven, including Girgensons, Foligno". sabres.buffalonews.com. The Buffalo News. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sabres re-sign restricted free agent Marcus Foligno for 1 year". ESPN. Associated Press. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Foligno attends fund raiser honouring late mom | Hockey | Sports. Toronto Sun (2010-02-08). Retrieved on 2013-04-01.
  9. ^ "Marcus & Nick: brothers apart". Iihf.com. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  10. ^ Foligno named March's rookie of the month – Cross Checks Blog – ESPN. Espn.go.com (2012-04-02). Retrieved on 2013-04-01.

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