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Lee Fogolin Sr.
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Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 27, 1926(1926-02-27),
Fort William, ON, CAN
Died November 29 2000 (aged 74),
Pro Career 1946 – 1957

Lidio John Fogolin, Sr. (b. February 27, 1926 in Fort William, Ontario - d. November 29, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks of the NHL.

Playing career[]

Lee Fogolin started his professional career with the Omaha Knights of the USHL in 1946. The next year he played for the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL. He saw his first NHL action for the Detroit Red Wings in the 1948 playoffs. He began the 1949 season with Indianapolis before being called up to the NHL full time. He played the next 3 seasons with Detroit winning the Stanley Cup with them in 1950. In 1951 he was traded to the Chicago Black Hawks along with Steve Black for Bert Olmstead and Vic Stasiuk. He played the final 6 years of his career on less than impressive Chicago Black Hawks teams. In 1957 he signed on as a player-coach of the Calgary Stampeders of the WHL. He broke his elbow that season and decided to retire at its conclusion to concentrate on coaching full time.

Coaching career[]

Lee Fogolin coached 1 season in the WHL in 1957. He did not return to coaching until 1971 with the Thunder Bay Twins of the USHL where he stayed for 2 seasons.

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