|Assets:||Displays outstanding work ethic and grit. Has all-around ability and a willingness to learn and improve. Pays the price to put up offensive numbers. Can play anywhere needed, and any role.|
|Flaws:||Lacks a little consistency from game to game, including in the physical department. Isn't as gifted as his father Mike in terms of scoring goals, nor is he as big as brother Marcus.|
|Career Potential:||Solid, hard-working and versatile forward.|
|4/21/2014||Missed the last 6 regular season and first 2 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|4/04/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/14/2013||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|11/09/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|11/07/2013||Missed 1 game (personal reasons).|
|11/05/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|10/20/2013||Missed 3 games (personal reasons).|
|10/15/2013||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|4/03/2013||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|3/31/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|7/06/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year contract.|
|7/01/2012||Acquired from the Ottawa Senators.|
|7/21/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract.|
|3/16/2010||Missed 13 games (broken right leg).|
|1/31/2010||Broken right leg, late March.|
|12/30/2009||Missed 7 games (arthroscopic knee surgery).|
|12/16/2009||Arthroscopic knee surgery, day-to-day.|
|4/04/2008||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/20/2008||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/23/2008||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|2/12/2008||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/29/2008||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/03/2008||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/27/2007||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/14/2007||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/21/2007||Signed by the Ottawa Senators.|
|9/26/2006||Returned to his junior team (Sudbury-OHL).|
|7/01/2012||Columbus Blue Jackets traded Marc Method to the Ottawa Senators for Nick Foligno.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (28th overall) in 2006.|
Nick Foligno scores in crushing loss to Pens | 04/28/2014 10:03 PM
NewsNick Foligno scored his second goal of the playoffs, but it wasn't enough to keep the Blue Jackets in the postseason after a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
ImpactFoligno notched a pair goals in four games his spring, proving himself to be a valuable contributor for the upstart Jackets. Fedor Tyutin and Artem Anisimov also scored goals for Columbus in the defeat while Jack Johnson registered a pair of assists.
Nick Foligno calls his overtime goal | 04/24/2014 9:07 AM
NewsNick Foligno predicted his overtime winner on Wednesday.
Impact"Nick's exact words were: 'I'm going to go out and score the OT goal. I haven't done a whole lot until now. But I'm going to find a way to score. I hope you don't mind,'" teammate Brandon Dubinsky said. Foligno lived up to that pledge, scoring just 2:49 minutes into overtime. It was his first playoff point in two games.
Nick Foligno caps comeback with OT winner | 04/23/2014 10:05 PM
NewsNick Foligno played hero for the Blue Jackets Wednesday as his overtime winner sealed a 4-3 victory over the Penguins.
ImpactIn one of the best games of the young postseason, Columbus fell behind 3-0 in the first period of this contest only to tie it in the final minute before Foligno capped things off. Ryan Johansen, Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner all scored goals for the Jackets, who have now drawn even with Pittsburgh in the series through four games.
Nick Foligno cleared to play in Game 3 | 04/21/2014 6:56 AM
NewsNick Foligno (knee) has been cleared to play in Game 3.
ImpactFoligno was cleared after Game 2 on Saturday and will likely play alongside R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov as the series against the Penguins moves to Columbus Monday. He had 18 goals, 39 points and 210 hits this season so his presence in the lineup will provide a boost to the Blue Jackets.
Nick Foligno could play in Game 3 | 04/20/2014 10:30 AM
NewsNick Foligno (knee) skated after practice on Saturday and could be good to go for Game 3.
ImpactFoligno has been out of action since April 3 and the Blue Jackets miss his presence as he had 18 goals, 39 points, 96 penalty minutes and 210 hits this season in 70 games.
Nick Foligno is now a possibility Saturday | 04/18/2014 12:55 PM
NewsNick Foligno (knee) looked good in Friday's practice.
ImpactBlue Jackets coach Todd Richards was "excited" by how well Foligno performed. He was previously ruled out for Game 2 on Saturday, but it looks like he might play after all.
Nick Foligno won't be available for Game 2 | 04/17/2014 5:33 PM
NewsNick Foligno (knee) won't play in Game 2 Saturday night.
ImpactCoach Todd Richards said that Foligno could possibly be back on Monday for Game 3 back in Columbus.
Nick Foligno (knee) might play in Game 2 | 04/16/2014 9:29 AM
NewsNick Foligno (knee) might be able to play in Game 2 of the first round.
ImpactFoligno was already ruled out for the Blue Jackets' playoff opener on Wednesday. He had 39 points and 96 penalty minutes in 70 contests in 2013-14.
Nick Foligno (knee) is out for Game 1 | 04/15/2014 10:03 AM
NewsNick Foligno's lower-body injury is related to his knee.
ImpactFoligno won't participate in Game 1 of the Blue Jackets' first round series. However, he should be able to return before the round is over. He had 39 points and 96 penalty minutes in 70 games this season.
Nick Foligno may not be ready for Game 1 | 04/12/2014 10:56 AM
NewsNick Foligno (lower body) may not be ready for the start of the playoffs.
ImpactHe has been sidelined since Apr. 3 with a lower-body injury. In 70 games this season, Foligno has 18 goals and 39 points, along with 96 penalty minutes and 210 hits. His physical style would certainly benefit the team come postseason time.
Nick Foligno is out with lower-body injury | 04/04/2014 12:38 PM
NewsNick Foligno has suffered a lower-body injury.
ImpactFoligno might miss what's left of the regular season. His brother, Marcus Foligno, got a similar diagnosis with the Buffalo Sabres, so this is obviously not a good day for the family.
Nick Foligno scores lone goal for Jackets | 03/21/2014 9:42 PM
NewsNick Foligno scored the lone Blue Jackets' goal in a 3-1 home loss to the New York Rangers on Friday night.
ImpactFoligno's 18th marker of the year is his 37th point in 64 games this season. The winger snapped a three game pointless drought as the 26 year old former first round pick is 10 points from reaching his career high.
Nick Foligno gets 200th career point | 03/02/2014 6:50 AM
NewsNick Foligno's empty net goal on Saturday was the 200th point of his NHL career.
ImpactFoligno's goal was the 83rd of his NHL career in his 450th NHL game. He has 16 goals and 33 points in 54 games this season with 83 penalty minutes, making him a viable fantasy player in deeper pools.
Foligno's two goals lead Blue Jackets to win | 02/04/2014 3:01 AM
NewsNick Foligno scored twice in the third period to lead the Blue Jackets to a 4-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center.
ImpactFoligno now has 15 goals and 16 assists with 81 penalty minutes in 50 games this season. RJ Umberger also had a strong night with a goal and assist, while Ryan Johansen also scored for the Blue Jackets. It was Johansen's 23rd goal this season.
Nick Foligno scores 13th of the season | 02/02/2014 7:10 AM
NewsNick Foligno scored his 13th goal of the season on Saturday.
ImpactThe goal comes after Thursday's game in which he picked up 17 penalty minutes, making it quire a fantasy week for the 26-year-old winger. Foligno is now up to 29 points and 81 penalty minutes with a plus-two rating, making him quite fantasy-relevant in pools that use PIMs as a category.
Nick Foligno is doing well in December | 12/20/2013 10:00 AM
NewsNick Foligno found the back of the net on Thursday.
ImpactFoligno has been pretty hot this month with four goals and six points in eight games. That's helped him shake off his disappointing 2013 campaign with 19 points in 29 contests this season.
Nick Foligno will suit up on Monday | 12/16/2013 5:01 PM
NewsNick Foligno (upper body) will play Monday.
ImpactHe took part in the team's morning session and is fine to play despite suffering an upper-body injury on Saturday. Foligno has 17 points, 42 penalty minutes and 74 hits in 27 games.
Nick Foligno likely to play Monday with UBI | 12/16/2013 7:25 AM
NewsNick Foligno is probable to go on Monday despite suffering an upper body injury Saturday.
ImpactIf Foligno is unable to go, the Columbus Dispatch said that Jack Skille will be recalled from the minors. Foligno is having a fine fantasy season with nine goals and 17 points in 27 games to go with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating. He is worth looking at in deeper pools.
Nick Foligno scoring again for Columbus | 12/09/2013 5:43 AM
NewsNick Foligno has eight goals and 16 points in 23 games this season.
ImpactFoligno's career high is 17 goals and 47 points so he is certainly on his way to beating those marks if he is able to stay healthy. He is also playing well defensively and is now on a top-two line with Ryan Johansen and R.J. Umberger. He is worth looking at in deep pools at this time.
Nick Foligno scores, adds assist in CBJ win | 12/06/2013 10:27 PM
NewsNick Foligno notched a goal and an assist in Columbus' 4-0 win over Minnesota Friday night.
ImpactFoligno somehow pulled off a highlight reel behind-the-back pass to feed R.J. Umberger an easy goal. Foligno has eight goals and 16 points in 23 games.
Nick Foligno scores only CBJ-TBL goal Tuesday | 12/03/2013 9:52 PM
NewsNick Foligno scored the lone goal of the Columbus Blue Jackets' 1-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.
ImpactFoligno made a between-the-legs move for his seventh tally of the season. He's marginal in certain formats, although his PIM production (38 in 22 games) make him more interesting in others.
Nick Foligno picks up 12 penalty minutes | 12/01/2013 6:52 AM
NewsNick Foligno was benched in the third period Saturday after picking up 12 penalty minutes late in the second.
ImpactFoligno picked up a two minute minor for unsportsman-like conduct and a 10 minute misconduct as he went after the Bruins Dennis Seidenberg who hit him earlier in the shift. "He was asking me to fight so I said 'OK,'" Foligno said. "But he goaded me. It's my fault. You can't put the team in that situation. It's my fault. I should know better than that. But I was just seeing red. No excuse. We're down 2-0 and I've got to find a way to stay on the ice. But I was trying to get the team going a little bit. It's one of those things where you wish he would have dropped his gloves and it would have been settled. But he didn't." Foligno has been a good fantasy player this season with six goals and 13 points in 21 games as he also has 38 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating.
Foligno finds the back of the net Wednesday | 11/21/2013 9:42 AM
NewsNick Foligno scored a goal in Columbus' 2-1 overtime win Wednesday.
ImpactFoligno has recorded a point in four of his last five contests. That gives him five goals and 10 points in 16 games this season.
Nick Foligno scores in loss to Bruins | 11/14/2013 10:03 PM
NewsNick Foligno scored his fourth goal of the season Thursday night, but the Blue Jackets were beaten by Boston in overtime by a score of 3-2.
ImpactFoligno has now registered seven points in 12 contests, which projects to nearly 50 points over a full season. Blake Comeau also found the back of the net in the losing effort for Columbus.
Foligno (personal) likely to play Thursday | 11/13/2013 1:30 PM
NewsNick Foligno (personal) is projected to be back in Columbus' lineup on Thursday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactFoligno's newborn daughter has a heart condition and he has understandably been spending time with his family. He has missed three of the Blue Jackets' last four contests and he might miss more games down the road.
Nick Foligno (personal) is out Tuesday | 11/12/2013 9:46 AM
NewsNick Foligno (personal) will miss Tuesday's game against Washington.
ImpactFoligno might rejoin the Blue Jackets for Thursday's contest in Boston. He has missed two of the Blue Jackets' last three contests for personal reasons.
Nick Foligno (personal) won't play Saturday | 11/09/2013 6:14 PM
NewsNick Foligno is back on the sidelines due to "personal reasons."
ImpactHe won't play Saturday and didn't suit up on Tuesday. Foligno's newborn daughter was discovered to have a heart condition, so he has been away from the team to be with his family. He was able to play on Thursday, so the issue looks like it could be a day-to-day situation.
Nick Foligno will dress Thursday night | 11/07/2013 11:42 AM
NewsNick Foligno will be back in the lineup Thursday night.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactHe has missed some time to be his family because it was discovered that his newborn daughter has a heart condition. Foligno has six points and 13 penalty minutes in 10 games this year.
Nick Foligno (personal) doesn't play Tuesday | 11/06/2013 9:33 AM
NewsNick Foligno missed Tuesday's game for personal reasons.
ImpactWe don't have any details beyond that, so we'll simply regard Foligno as day-to-day for now. He has three goals and six points in 10 contests this season.
Nick Foligno back with the Blue Jackets | 10/21/2013 7:23 AM
NewsNick Foligno returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday after missing a week of action because of personal reasons.
ImpactFoligno's newly born daughter was found to have a heart condition which was diagnosed only one day after her birth. "That was first and foremost on my mind," Foligno said. "The team was great about it and the guys were great about it. They understood that I needed to be home with her to figure out what the next step would be. The good news is that long-term it seems like she's going to be fine. We'll have to cross some tough roads in the sense of what we might need to do to get her better. But she can get better and she will get better." His daughter was released from the hospital Saturday so we wish all the best to Foligno, his wife and daughter.
Nick Foligno in for Jack Skille with Columbus | 10/20/2013 3:48 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets are getting Nick Foligno back after he missed about a week because of personal reasons.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactJack Skille will be a healthy scratch to make room for Foligno, who has two points (both goals) in four games so far this season. He has three seasons with at least 14 goals in his career, including a career-high 47 points with Ottawa in 2011-12. He had an OK 2012-13 debut with Columbus, scoring 19 points in 45 games.
Jackets Nick Foligno will sit out again today | 10/19/2013 10:40 AM
NewsNick Foligno will be missing again from the Columbus lineup today when the Blue Jackets face the Washington Capitals.
ImpactFoligno has not played since last weekend because of what the club is calling a personal issue but Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said it was "possible" he could return on Sunday against Vancouver.
Nick Foligno still out for personal reasons | 10/17/2013 4:05 PM
NewsNick Foligno (personal) hasn't rejoined the Blue Jackets and consequently will miss Thursday's game.
ImpactIt's not known when Foligno will return. He has two goals and seven penalty minutes in four games in 2013-14.
Nick Foligno (personal) out for Tuesday | 10/15/2013 2:29 PM
NewsAccording to coach Todd Richards, Nick Foligno went back home for "personal reasons."
ImpactHe was at Joe Louis Arena in the morning, but did not skate and won't play against the Red Wings on Tuesday. Foligno has two goals and seven penalty minutes in four games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nick Foligno pots goal in 3-2 SO win | 10/05/2013 10:20 PM
NewsNick Foligno sniped a goal for Columbus in its 3-2 shootout victory Saturday night against the Islanders.
ImpactFoligno's marker tied the game up in the third period. As someone who will get around 15 goals and 40 points, the winger really isn't recommended in fantasy leagues. Mark Letestu scored the other goal for Columbus. RJ Umberger, Nikita Nikitin, Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson had the assists.
Nick Foligno scores OT winner for Columbus | 04/15/2013 11:58 PM
NewsNick Foligno notched two points, including the winning goal with only 29 seconds left in the overtime period, to lift the surging Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 triumph over the Avalanche in Colorado Monday night.
ImpactThe goal was Foligno's sixth of the season and his assist was his 12th of the season. The Jackets are trying to put an exclamation mark on their 2013 season with a playoff berth after finishing dead last in the NHL last season. Also scoring for Columbus on Monday were R.J. Umberger, Nick Letestu and Blake Comeau.
Nick Foligno (upper body) will play Thursday | 04/04/2013 5:07 PM
NewsNick Foligno will get back into the fold for Columbus on Thursday after being activated from injured reserve Wednesday night.
ImpactHe has been out of commission since March 26 due to an upper-body injury. Foligno will join R.J. Umberger and Ryan Johansen on the team's second line against Nashville.
Nick Foligno could return to lineup Thursday | 04/02/2013 4:45 PM
NewsNick Foligno (upper body) should practice Wednesday and could return to the lineup the next night against Nashville.
Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
ImpactFoligno was hurt a week ago on a hit from Vancouver's Alexander Edler. The Jackets retroactively placed him on injured reserve Monday, meaning Thursday is the first time he's eligible to be activated. Check back after tomorrow's practice session for an update.
Nick Foligno placed on injured reserve | 04/01/2013 4:44 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Nick Foligno (upper body) on the injured reserve list.
Orange County Register
ImpactFoligno was injured Tuesday against the Canucks when hit by Alexander Edler. He has now missed the last three games but is eligible to return on Thursday when the Blue Jackets play Nashville. Foligno has 15 points in 33 games this season.
Nick Foligno now unlikely to play Sunday | 03/31/2013 10:19 AM
NewsUpdating an earlier item, Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno is unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against Anaheim.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThe recall of Nicholas Drazenovic by the club likely means Foligno will be unable to go. Hold off on activating him until news around his injury gets a little better.
Nick Foligno questionable for Sunday's game | 03/31/2013 9:23 AM
NewsNick Foligno is likely to be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Ducks.
ImpactFoligno has missed two games with an upper-body injury after being by the Canucks Alexander Edler earlier in the week and remains day-to-day. Stay tuned for updates prior to game time.
Nick Foligno battles undisclosed injury | 03/28/2013 9:08 AM
NewsNick Foligno is dealing with an undisclosed injury.
ImpactFoligno sustained the ailment on Tuesday, but managed to play through that game. "Once the game stops and adrenaline stops ... he's a little sore today," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. Consider Foligno questionable for Thursday's contest.
Foligno is bright spot in CBJ quiet night | 03/27/2013 1:00 AM
NewsNick Foligno was the Blue Jackets' only threat on Tuesday night, as he recorded five shots on goal in Columbus' 1-0 overtime shootout loss.
ImpactFoligno has been very quiet this season offensively, mustering just 15 points in 33 games played. He has shown some signs of life of late however, coming off a two-goal performance on Friday. However, don't expect a spike in production anytime soon.
Nick Foligno scores a pair in win over Flames | 03/23/2013 1:10 AM
NewsNick Foligno registered two goals for the Blue Jackets in a 5-1 win over Calgary Friday night.
ImpactThe move to Columbus has been a fruitful one for the former Senator, who has registered 15 points and 22 penalty minutes in 31 contests. Colton Gillies, Jared Boll and Artem Anisimov all found the back of the net in the win.
Nick Foligno OK after getting his 'bell rung' | 03/22/2013 9:05 AM
NewsNick Foligno is fine after his collision with Nashville's Taylor Beck in the second period on Tuesday night.
Impact"My ears were ringing," Foligno recalled. "I think I literally had my bell rung." He required assistance to get off the ice, but passed his cognitive tests and returned for the third period. He should be fine to play Friday night. Foligno has been quiet of late with just one assist and two shots in his last five games. He has 13 points and 62 hits over 30 matches this season.
N. Foligno ends drought Tues. with 2 assists | 02/26/2013 11:15 PM
NewsNick Foligno picked up two assists in Columbus' 5-4 overtime loss to Dallas Tuesday.
ImpactThe multi-point effort snapped a five-game pointless drought for the Blue Jackets winger. Foligno has eight points in 20 games this season. Mark Letestu also had two helpers in the loss, while Cam Atkinson and R.J. Umberger found the back of the net in the defeat.
|Goals||2||at Ana||Feb 3||2|
|Assists||2||at Tor||Nov 25||2|
|Points||2||5 times-last:at Ana||last:Feb 3||2|
|Penalty Minutes||17||vs. Wsh||Jan 30||5|
|Plus/Minus||2||3 times-last:vs. Det||last:Mar 11||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:at Ana||last:Feb 3||1|
|Power Play Points||1||6 times-last:at Ana||last:Feb 3||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||70 times-last:at Phi||last:Apr 3||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||70 times-last:at Phi||last:Apr 3||0|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:at NYI||last:Mar 23||6|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Ott)|
|Penalty Minutes||124||2011-12 (Ott)|
|Plus/Minus||+6||2 times-last: 2012-13 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2008-09 (Ott)|
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