Blue Jackets name Foligno team captain
Foligno follows defenseman Lyle Odelein (2000 02), forward Ray Whitney (2002 03), defenseman Luke Richardson (2003 05), defenseman Adam Foote (2005 08) and forward Rick Nash (2008 12). Columbus has not had a captain since trading Nash to the New York Rangers prior to
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"Over the past three seasons, Nick Foligno has distinguished himself on the ice, in the dressing room and in our community," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement. "He has earned the respect of his teammates, coaches and our fans through his work ethic on and off the ice, as well as his passion for the game and compassion for others. We are proud to introduce him as the next captain of our hockey club."
Foligno, 27, is coming off the best season of his eight year NHL career as
cheap ray bans he set career highs in virtually every offensive category with 31 goals and 42 assists for 73 points with 50 penalty minutes and a plus 16 rating in 79 games. He led the team in goals, points, plus/minus rating, power play goals (11), shooting percentage (17 percent) and multi point games (17).
Foligno ranked 10th tied in the NHL in points and 12th tied in goals, and served as a team captain at the 2015 NHL All Star Game held at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets were hampered by injuries throughout the season. They missed the Stanley Cup
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"He’s ready for this next step," coach Todd Richards said. "We faced lots of adversity, and leaders become visible in moments like that."
Foligno was selected this past
fake ray bans season as the winner of the club’s Community MVP Award, which recognizes the player who best exemplifies community stewardship.
Ottawa’s first pick (28th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft, Foligno spent five seasons with the Senators before joining the Blue Jackets in July 2012.
Foligno represented the United States at the 2009 and 2010 IIHF World Championships and spent just over a year with the United States National Development Program before a three year stint with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves from 2004 07.Articles Connexes：