The Anaheim Ducks
on Thursday former NHL forward and junior coach Mike Foligno as an assistant under coach Randy Carlyle
Foligno, 51, spent last season as coach and general manager of Sudbury in the Ontario Hockey League, leading the Wolves to a 26-35-7 record and the club’s sixth appearance in the OHL Playoffs since 2003-04. Foligno coached seven seasons with the Wolves, compiling a 189-229-58 record in 476 games along with a 29-31 mark in the playoffs. Sudbury qualified for the postseason in six of seven seasons under Foligno and won the Eastern Conference championship in 2006-07.
A native of Sudbury, Ont., and the father of Ottawa forward Nick Foligno
, Mike Foligno has served as an NHL assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs
in 1995-96 and with the Colorado Avalanche
in 1997-98. He began his professional coaching career with the AHL’s St. John’s Maple Leafs in 1995-96 prior to his time in Toronto and Colorado. In 1998-99, Foligno was named coach of Colorado’s AHL affiliate in Hershey, where he led the Bears to a 186-154-60 record in five seasons and five consecutive appearances in the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Foligno played 15 NHL seasons with Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto and Florida after being selected by the Red Wings with the No. 3 pick in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. In 1,018 career NHL games, Foligno scored 355 goals and added 372 assists for 727 points with 2,049 penalty minutes. He added 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points with 185 PIM in 57 playoff games. His best NHL season came with Buffalo in 1985-86 when he scored a career-high 41 goals and finished with 80 points in 79 games.