Nick Foligno, named a captain of one of the 2015 NHL All-Star squads in his first All-Star appearance, has become a major piece in the Blue Jackets' puzzle, signed to a six-year contract extension just before the New Year. Here are some of the most impactful moments of the 27-year-old's time so far in Columbus.
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Playoff OT game winner vs. Pittsburgh - April 23, 2014
After telling his teammates he was going to score the game-winning goal in overtime, Nick Foligno went and did just that, leading to the Blue Jackets first-ever playoff victory.
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Between the legs goal - Dec. 3, 2013
Nick Foligno receives a perfect pass from Ryan Johansen as he goes across the goal mouth, gets Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop to follow him before putting the stick between his legs and scoring behind Bishop.
Nick Foligno started hugging goalie Sergei Bobrovsky as a way to celebrate a victory. It has become a staple, at home or on the road, that everyone loves.
No. 100 - Dec. 18, 2014
Nick Foligno gets a rebound off Washington goalie Braden Holtby from a shot by Kevin Connauton and flicks it backhanded to score his 100th career goal.
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The defining moment in Nick Foligno's life that has made him a better man was the birth of his daughter Milana Maria (pictured here along with wife Janelle). It has also made him a better and more mature hockey player, leading to his All-Star selection.