Cross Checks: Marcus Foligno

From the official NHL release:

BUFFALO’S FOLIGNO NAMED NHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH


NEW YORK (April 2, 2012) – Buffalo Sabres left wing Marcus Foligno, who recorded 11 points (six goals, five assists) and compiled a +10 rating in 11 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for March.

Foligno edged Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent Hopkins (3-9—12 in
15 games), New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (3-8—11 in 17 games), Philadelphia Flyers right wing Matt Read (7-4—11 in 16 games), Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (5-6—11 in 14 games) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (4-7—11 in 16 games) for the award.

Foligno had 5-2—7 and a +6 rating in his first five games after being recalled from Rochester (AHL) March 9, making him the third Sabre in franchise history to record seven or more points in his first six career games (he made his NHL debut Dec. 20). He also joined Teemu Selanne and Evgeni Malkin as the only active players to score five or more goals in their first six NHL games.

Selected by the Sabres in the fourth round (104th overall) of the
2009 NHL Draft, Foligno joins Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (October and November), New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (December), Buffalo center Cody Hodgson (January) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (February) as Rookie of the Month award winners this season.

Marcus Foligno in March

Date Opponent G A PTS Result
March 10 at Ottawa 1 0 1 4-3 win (shootout)
March 12 MONTREAL 0 1 1 3-2 win (overtime)
March 14 COLORADO 2 0 2 5-4 loss (shootout)
March 17 at Florida 0 1 1 3-2 loss (shootout)
March 19 at Tampa Bay 2 0 2 7-3 win
March 21 MONTREAL 0 0 0 3-0 win
March 23 at NY Rangers 0 2 2 4-1 win
March 24 MINNESOTA 1 0 1 3-1 win
March 27 at Washington 0 0 0 5-1 win
March 30 PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 5-3 loss
March 31 at Toronto 0 1 1 4-3 loss
Totals 6 5 11

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