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.