|Lee Fogolin Sr.|
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|Teams||Detroit Red Wings|
Chicago Black Hawks
|Born||February 27, 1926,|
Fort William, ON, CAN
|Died||November 29 2000 (aged 74),|
|Pro Career||1946 – 1957|
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.
- Lee Fogolin Sr. played in 2 NHL All Star Games in 1950 and 1951.
- His son Lee Fogolin Jr. won 2 Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers in 1984 and 1985.
- His grandson Michael Fogolin played for the Prince George Cougars in the WHL and died in his sleep on May 26, 2004 of a possible heart condition.