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2019-20 Player Review: Nick Foligno’s standard season

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Some good, some bad, some ugly!

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Captain Nick Foligno just wrapped up his eighth season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, believe it or not - the most permanent fixture on the current team, Fliggy brings so much to the table: his good nature, the right words, and his fearsome moments of comeuppance, when called for.

So how did this last season pan out for him? A few highlights come to mind, as well as a few lowlights. He definitely demonstrated his defensive prowess throughout, even receiving six fifth-place votes for the Selke Trophy, awarded by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association to a player demonstrating great defense in a season.

In 67 games played in the regular season, with an additional 10 playoff games, Foligno definitely had a busy, rough-handed season. He led the team in penalty minutes with 62, the next closest being Pierre-Luc Dubois with 49. Let’s take a look at the rest of the stats, shall we?

Nick Foligno: 2019-20 Stats

Regular Season

Games Played: 67
Goals: 10
Assists: 21
Points: 31
Plus/Minus: -13
PIM: 62
5v5 CF%: 50.5
5v5 FF%: 53.2

Playoffs

Games Played: 10
Goals: 2
Assists: 4
Points: 6
Plus/Minus: 1
PIM: 10
5v5 CF%: 38.8
5v5 FF%: 39.6

Contract Status

In December 2014, Nick Foligno signed a $33 million 6-year extension contract with the CBJ. This makes his yearly salary $5.5 million with a cap hit of $5.5 million, and he will become a UFA in the 2021-22 season.

High Point

Just need to remind everyone that this happened during the February 20 OT loss to Philadelphia:

Low Point:

It’s gotta be the dirty elbow against Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the November 9 loss to the Colorado Avalanche for me. Foligno was ejected after review, and suspended for three games by the Department of Player Safety. The hit cost him $88,709.67 - big oof, am I right? Hate when I miss three days of work and miss out on 88 Gs. Ah, hockey players - they’re just like us!

Poll

How would you grade Nick Foligno’s 2019-20 season?

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