Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gerry Foley
Gerry Foley played 142 NHL games for three different teams. He was a decent playmaker and checker who saw most of his NHL action in the 1950s then re-appeared years later with the expansion Los Angeles Kings.

Born in Ware, Massachusetts, Foley grew up in Garson, Ontario. He played junior with the OHA's St. Catharines Tee Pees under Rudy Pilous before turning pro in the WHL with the Seattle Bombers in 1952-53. He scored 59 points that year and was named the league's top rookie. Foley spent most of the next three seasons in the minors save for a brief stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1954-55.

On June 5, 1956, the weaker New York Rangers in the Intra-League Draft claimed Foley. He played two full seasons with the Blueshirts playing mostly on the same line as Parker McDonald. Beginning in 1958-59 he settled into a long career in the minors mostly with the AHL's Springfield Indians run by Eddie Shore.

Foley's rights were transferred to the expansion L.A. Kings in May 1967 when they purchased the Springfield team. Nothing changed drastically for Foley as he continued to play a regular shift with the Indians in 1967-68. The next year he played his first NHL contest in eleven years but was chiefly with the WHL's Denver Spurs. Foley retired at the end of the 1968-69 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1950-51 North Bay Trappers NOJHA
1951-52 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 53 13 23 36 41 14 5 6 11 20
1952-53 Seattle Bombers WHL 70 29 30 59 46 5 1 2 3 0
1953-54 Ottawa Senators QHL 43 9 6 15 57 22 7 4 11 14
1953-54 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 16 1 3 4 13
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 8
1954-55 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 61 16 21 37 61 10 5 3 8 8
1955-56 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 59 29 29 58 109 3 2 0 2 2
1956-57 New York Rangers NHL 69 7 9 16 48 3 0 0 0 0
1957-58 New York Rangers NHL 68 2 5 7 43 6 0 1 1 2
1958-59 Buffalo Bisons AHL 68 9 22 31 36 11 5 2 7 15
1959-60 Springfield Indians AHL 31 5 13 18 7 10 1 6 7 4
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 53 15 29 44 27 3 1 4 5 0
1961-62 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 58 18 34 52 36 5 2 5 7 0
1962-63 Springfield Indians AHL 51 11 13 24 18
1963-64 Springfield Indians AHL 62 8 18 26 26
1964-65 Springfield Indians AHL 71 21 34 55 36
1965-66 Springfield Indians AHL 49 12 14 26 26 6 3 1 4 6
1966-67 Springfield Indians AHL 66 26 35 61 31
1967-68 Springfield Kings AHL 71 25 33 58 39 4 1 0 1 0
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1968-69 Denver Spurs WHL 51 10 24 34 16
NHL Totals 142 9 14 23 99 9 0 1 1 2


Rookie of the Year Award - WHL (1953) Traded to Toronto by Cleveland (AHL) with Bob Bailey for Chuck Blair and $30,000, May 30, 1953. Claimed by NY Rangers from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 5, 1956. NHL rights transferred to Los Angeles after NHL club purchased Springfield (AHL) franchise, May, 1967.