Foligno, who turns 25 in August, scored 10 goals and added 13 assists last year, setting a career high in goals and points, and matching his career high in assists. Foligno was a fourth round pick of the Sabres in 2009, having played in junior for the Sudbury Wolves, who were coached by his father, former Sabre and current New Jersey Devils’ assistant coach Mike Foligno. He is the younger brother of Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno.
The Sabres have nearly $10MM in cap space, and their only restricted free agents currently unsigned are Rasmus Ristolainen and Zemgus Girgensons. They currently have six defensemen signed, and Foligno is their sixteenth forward under contract.