Defenseman Corey Foster was born October 27, 1969. A standout junior defenseman for the Ontario Hockey League's Peterborough Petes, Foster was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round (12th overall) of the 1988 NHL Draft. Perhaps the best asset of the 6-foot-3, 204-pound blueliner, apart from his size, was a heavy slap shot from the point.
Foster, whom the Flyers acquired as part of a three-way trade with the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings in May 1991, spent 25 games with the Flyers in 1991-92 after breaking his collarbone during the preseason and missing the first six weeks of the season.
When he returned, Foster played a point on the power play for coach Paul Holmgren's club, scoring three goals (one on the power play) and seven points while posting a minus-14 rating at even strength.
After leaving the Flyers, Foster made appearances in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders. He later had a lengthy career overseas, including four seasons in Japan with the Kokudo Bunnies and a year in Germany with the Berlin Capitals. After his playing days ended, Foster pursued a coaching career.