Rick Foley

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Rick Foley
Born (1945-09-22)September 22, 1945
Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
Died September 29, 2015(2015-09-29) (aged 70)
Burlington, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Black Hawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Toros (WHA)
Playing career 1966–1978

Gilbert Anthony "Rick" Foley (September 22, 1945 – September 29, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 67 National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Chicago Black Hawks, Philadelphia Flyers, and Detroit Red Wings. He also played 11 World Hockey Association (WHA) games with the Toronto Toros.

Foley's most memorable moment occurred while playing for the Philadelphia Flyers against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. During the game of December 15, 1971, big Foley simultaneously fought both Jim Neilson and Glen Sather. The fight lasted about 30 seconds and was one of the rare times one player fought two. Foley was given a decision against both by those who witnessed the event. The two Ranger players received fighting majors while Foley only received one. Foley also received a game misconduct from referee Ron Wicks for reasons that remain unclear. He died on September 29, 2015.[1]


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