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Nick Foligno | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
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As expected, Nick Foligno is honored to be the new captain of the Blue Jackets.
"Any time you're named captain of an NHL team, it's something you dream about," Foligno said. "To have this be a reality with a team I care so much about, it's a huge honor. You can't become a leader unless you have respect in the room. It's come naturally and I really enjoy the group we have." His father, Mike, was captain of the Buffalo Sabres for two seasons. Nick feels ready for the responsibility, but he said wearing the "C" won't change him as a player. May 21 - 3:12 PM

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Nick Foligno has been selected as the Columbus Blue Jackets' captain.

He's the sixth player to wear the 'C' in the franchise's history. He's inheriting the role from Rick Nash as Columbus hasn't had a captain since 2012. "He's ready for this next step," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "We faced lots of adversity, and leaders become visible in moments like that." Foligno is coming off of a breakout campaign where he scored 31 goals and 73 points in 79 games.
May 20 - 11:09 AM

Nick Foligno is expected to be named the sixth captain in franchise history for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, and the first since trading away then-captain Rick Nash three seasons ago.

Earlier in the week, coach Todd Richards spoke about the subject of finally having a captain, "we’ve been a very young team for three seasons now, and we’ve talked a lot about waiting for one player to emerge, how that player, when he’s ready, will be obvious to everyone." Foligno appears to be that player. Turning 28 on Halloween and beginning a six-year $33M contract, Foligno had a career year last season for the Blue Jackets by registering 31 goals and 73 points, far exceeding his previous career highs. He also was one of the hometown representatives during the All-Star game.
May 19 - 7:14 PM

In an email sent out to ticket holders two weeks ago, Columbus Blue Jackets president John Davidson announced that the sixth franchise captain will be announced on May 20th.

This will be their first captain since trading Rick Nash to the New York Rangers three years ago. While there's no consensus of whom it will be, there's speculation that it could be 27 year old and newly re-signed to a six-year $33M contract Nick Foligno.
May 15 - 5:49 PM

The Columbus Blue Jacket players think it's time to have a team captain again.

The last captain was Rick Nash who was dealt in 2012. "What it does is allow one guy to have coaches talk to, to have management come down and talk to," leading scorer Nick Foligno said. "It’s a guy that really has the heartbeat of the team in mind. I think that’s really good. That’s why every team has one. We were in such a transition period, I don’t think we really needed one the past three years. But now we’re on to that next phase where we know what type of team we are, and I think it’s important to have a captain who can exemplify that each and every night. It is a guy you can turn to and know he is going to lead us for a lot of years. I know there is a guy in that (dressing) room that can do that." Foligno would be one of the favorites if the team chose to have a captain again.
Apr 13 - 6:55 AM

Nick Foligno picked up a goal in Friday's 4-2 win over Buffalo.

The Blue Jackets have been out of the playoff picture for a while now but they have been really good down the stretch. They are now 11-0-1 in their last 12 games and they appear to be ready to take a big step forward next season. Foligno opened the scoring just 14 seconds into this game. He now has 31 goals and 73 points in 78 games. No one expected him to have that kind of offensive production this season.
Apr 10 - 10:06 PM

Nick Foligno has been chosen as the third star of the week.

He potted four goals and added one assist in three games. He also had his first career hat trick in a a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh. Foligno's efforts helped the Blue Jackets extend their winning streak to nine straight contests.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 6 - 2:26 PM

Nick Foligno became the third Blue Jacket in team history to hit the 70 point mark.

Foligno has had an outstanding season with 30 goals and 40 assists this season to join Rick Nash and Ray Whitney as the Blue Jackets' only 70 point scorers. It has been a breakout season for the son of former NHLer Mike Foligno but this could be a career best for the 27-year-old as he likely will regress next season.
Apr 6 - 5:31 AM

Nick Foligno led the Columbus Blue Jackets' furious 5-3 comeback against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Foligno collected his first career hat trick, also giving him 30 goals on the season. Brandon Dubinsky generated three assists of his own.
Apr 4 - 5:00 PM

Nick Foligno found the back of the net for Columbus Tuesday, as they defeated the Devils by a score of 3-2.

Foligno's career season keeps rolling along, as he tallied his career-best 27th goal of the campaign in the overtime win. Brandon Dubinsky and Jack Johnson also scored for the Jackets in the win.
Mar 31 - 11:59 PM

Nick Foligno recorded an assist in Columbus' 6-2 victory over Vancouver.

Foligno has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five contests. He's already far exceeded expectations with 25 goals and 63 points in 68 games this season, but he's also showing no signs of slowing down in the final weeks of the campaign.
Mar 20 - 10:53 AM

Nick Foligno had two assists on Friday.

The multi-point effort gives Foligno 61 points this season, his best ever in the NHL. Foligno missed a game earlier in the week with the flu that has been working its way through the Columbus dressing room.
Mar 14 - 5:58 AM

Nick Foligno (illness) will return on Thursday.

Foligno wasn't able to play on Tuesday due to the disease. He has 24 goals and 58 points in 63 contests in 2014-15. Look for him to play alongside Corey Tropp and Artem Anisimov His return will correspond with Brandon Dubinsky heading to the sidelines because of an illness.
Mar 12 - 1:53 PM

Nick Foligno (illness) is probable for Thursday's game.

Foligno missed Tuesday's contest due to the disease. He has 24 goals and 58 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 12 - 10:52 AM

Nick Foligno (illness) is not on the ice for the pre-game warmup on Tuesday night.

The Blue Jackets are taking on the Hurricanes in Carolina tonight and they will do so without Foligno. Hopefully the illness doesn't keep Foligno out of the lineup too long.
Mar 10 - 6:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Brandon Saad
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Dalton Prout
7Cody Goloubef
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney