Bryan Fogarty

2017 Inductee – Athlete, Hockey

Bryan Fogarty Bryan Fogarty was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Brantford, Ontario. He was an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) superstar in the late 1980's. He was chosen 1st overall in the 1985 OHL draft by the Kingston Canadians before future National Hockey League (NHL) players Adam Graves (6th), Bryan Marchment (12th) and Brendan Shanahan (13th). In 1989, after breaking Bobby Orr's twenty-three year old record of 38 goals by a defenseman and smashing Cam Plante's record of 140 points by defenseman with 155 points in 60 games with the Niagara Falls Thunder in 1988-1989, he was named Canadian Major Junior Hockey Player of the Year. Both records still stand. As does his single game record of 8 assists accomplished twice (1988-1989).

Although he spent most of his nine year pro hockey career in the minors, it should be noted that Bryan was chosen 9th overall in the 1987 NHL draft by the Quebec Nordiques, six spots before Joe Sakic. He maintains the distinction of recording the last natural hat trick as a defenseman, with the Quebec Nordiques, on December 1, 1990 against the Buffalo Sabres, in a 4-2 home game win. He was the 1st Nordiques defenseman to record a hat trick.

Bryan passed away March 6, 2002. He was 32 years old.

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