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Born February 7, 1955 (1955-02-07) (age 55),
Chicago, IL, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Pro clubs Buffalo Sabres
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1974
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1974 – 1987

Lee Joseph Fogolin (born February 7, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario), is a retired defenseman 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.

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Background and early career

Fogolin was born in Chicago while his father, Lee Fogolin Sr., was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. His father also played for the Detroit Red Wings and won the Stanley Cup in 1950.

His son, Michael Fogolin, played for the Prince George Cougars in the WHL and died in his sleep on May 26, 2004 of a possible heart condition.

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 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 pro 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.

Fogolin played seven full seasons with Edmonton, and was named as captain for the 1981–82 season. He would be the first of four captains to lead the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals, in 1983, where they lost to the New York Islanders[1]. While a solid defenceman in his own right, he was overshadowed by many of the young stars on the Oilers' roster, most notably scoring superstar Wayne Gretzky. Fogolin gave up the captaincy to 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 near the end of the 1986–87 season, and retired after completing the season with them.

Personal

Fogolin currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1972-73  Oshawa Generals             OHA    55    5   21   26  132
1973-74  Oshawa Generals             OHA    47    7   19   26  108
1974-75  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    50    2    2    4   59   8   0   0   0   6
1975-76  Hershey Bears               AHL    20    1    8    9   61  --  --  --  --  --
1975-76  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    58    0    9    9   64   9   0   4   4  23
1976-77  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    71    3   15   18  100   4   0   0   0   2
1977-78  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    76    0   23   23   98   6   0   2   2  23
1978-79  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    74    3   19   22  103   3   0   0   0   4
1979-80  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    80    5   10   15  104   3   0   0   0   4
1980-81  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    80   13   17   30  139   9   0   0   0  12
1981-82  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    80    4   25   29  154   5   1   1   2  14
1982-83  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    72    0   18   18   92  16   0   5   5  36
1983-84  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    80    5   16   21  125  19   1   4   5  23
1984-85  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    79    4   14   18  126  18   3   1   4  16
1985-86  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    80    4   22   26  129   8   0   2   2  10
1986-87  Edmonton Oilers             NHL    35    1    3    4   17  --  --  --  --  --
1986-87  Buffalo Sabres              NHL     9    0    2    2    8  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        924   44  195  239 1318 108   5  19  24 173

See also

References

  1. ^ [1]

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Preceded by
Blair MacDonald
Edmonton Oilers captains
198183
Succeeded by
Wayne Gretzky
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