|Birth Day:||January 29, 1959|
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He played soccer during his early years growing up in Italy.
Foligno was drafted 3rd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He played 1018 career NHL games, scoring 355 goals and 372 assists for 727 points, while adding 2049 penalty minutes. His best offensive season was the 1985–86 season with the Buffalo Sabres, when he scored 41 goals and 80 points, both career highs. On December 21, 1991, while with the Maple Leafs, he broke his foot while playing against Buffalo, causing him to miss a majority of the season.
December 2, 1981: Traded to the Buffalo Sabres along with Dale McCourt and Brent Peterson in exchange for Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith. December 17, 1990: Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Buffalo's 8th round pick in the 1991 Draft (Tomas Kucharcik) in exchange for Brian Curran and Lou Franceschetti. November 5, 1993: Traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for cash.
Foligno was married to wife Janis until her death in 2009 during his time as coach in Sudbury. They have four children, Cara (teacher in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic school board, Lisa (lacrosse player at Canisius College), Nick and Marcus. Nick was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, made the 2007–08 Senators team and is currently the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Marcus was drafted 104th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Marcus won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and joined the Sabres in the 2011–12 season, and currently plays for the Minnesota Wild.
On September 21, 2016, it was announced that Foligno was hired as a scout for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
Currently, Mike Foligno is 63 years, 6 months and 19 days old. Mike Foligno will celebrate 64th birthday on a Sunday 29th of January 2023. Below we countdown to Mike Foligno upcoming birthday.