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Dwight Foster

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-10 (178 cm) ▪ Weight: 190 lbs. (86 kg)

Born: April 2, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario
Draft: Boston, 1st round (16th overall), 1977 NHL Amateur

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1977-78 20 BOS NHL 14 2 1 3 1 1 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 24 8.3
1978-79 21 BOS NHL 44 11 13 24 10 -1 14 9 2 0 0 11 2 0 57 19.3
1979-80 22 BOS NHL 57 10 28 38 13 23 42 8 1 1 2 25 3 0 68 14.7
1980-81 23 BOS NHL 77 24 28 52 21 4 62 18 3 3 5 26 2 0 107 22.4
1981-82 24 CLR NHL 70 12 19 31 12 -53 41 10 1 1 0 15 4 0 97 12.4
1982-83 25 TOT NHL 62 17 22 39 15 -9 60 13 3 1 1 16 5 1 85 20.0
1982-83 25 NJD NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1982-83 25 DET NHL 58 17 22 39 15 -8 58 13 3 1 1 16 5 1 83 20.5
1983-84 26 DET NHL 52 9 12 21 8 -4 50 7 0 2 1 12 0 0 75 12.0 Selke-21
1984-85 27 DET NHL 50 16 16 32 13 12 56 13 0 3 0 15 0 1 69 23.2 Selke-11
1985-86 28 TOT NHL 68 6 12 18 7 -18 52 4 1 1 0 12 0 0 49 12.2
1985-86 28 DET NHL 55 6 12 18 7 -13 48 4 1 1 0 12 0 0 41 14.6
1985-86 28 BOS NHL 13 0 0 0 0 -5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
1986-87 29 BOS NHL 47 4 12 16 5 1 37 3 0 1 0 11 0 1 23 17.4
6 yrs BOS NHL 252 51 82 133 51 23 165 40 6 5 7 74 7 1 287 17.8
4 yrs DET NHL 215 48 62 110 44 -13 212 37 4 7 2 55 5 2 268 17.9
2 yrs NJD NHL 74 12 19 31 12 -54 43 10 1 1 0 15 4 0 99 12.1
Career NHL 541 111 163 274 106 -44 420 87 11 13 9 144 16 3 654 17.0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1977-78 20 BOS NHL 14 0.14 0.07 0.21 0.10 0.43 1.71 2 1 3 1 3 0 2 0 1 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
1978-79 21 BOS NHL 44 0.25 0.30 0.55 0.22 0.32 1.30 9 11 20 8 33 7 34 7 -1 0.9 0.4 1.3
1979-80 22 BOS NHL 57 0.18 0.49 0.67 0.23 0.74 1.19 8 24 32 11 53 7 30 7 23 1.4 1.3 2.7
1980-81 23 BOS NHL 77 0.31 0.36 0.68 0.27 0.81 1.39 18 22 40 16 76 12 91 31 4 2.3 1.1 3.4
1981-82 24 CLR NHL 70 0.17 0.27 0.44 0.17 0.59 1.39 9 14 23 9 52 10 109 14 -53 0.1 0.0 0.1
1982-83 25 TOT NHL 62 0.27 0.35 0.63 0.25 0.97 1.37 14 18 32 13 65 16 73 15 -9 1.6 0.6 2.2
1982-83 25 NJD NHL 4 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -1 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
1982-83 25 DET NHL 58 0.29 0.38 0.67 0.27 1.00 1.43 14 18 32 13 65 16 72 15 -8 1.7 0.6 2.3
1983-84 26 DET NHL 52 0.17 0.23 0.40 0.16 0.96 1.44 7 9 16 6 36 1 56 17 -4 0.1 0.7 0.7 Selke-21
1984-85 27 DET NHL 50 0.32 0.32 0.64 0.26 1.12 1.38 13 13 26 11 44 0 69 37 12 1.4 0.9 2.3 Selke-11
1985-86 28 TOT NHL 68 0.09 0.18 0.26 0.10 0.76 0.72 5 9 14 5 27 3 81 39 -18 -1.0 0.6 -0.4
1985-86 28 DET NHL 55 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.87 0.75 5 9 14 5 25 2 70 34 -13 -0.5 0.5 0.0
1985-86 28 BOS NHL 13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 0.62 0 0 0 0 2 1 11 5 -5 -0.5 0.0 -0.5
1986-87 29 BOS NHL 47 0.09 0.26 0.34 0.12 0.79 0.49 3 10 13 4 24 0 39 16 1 -0.3 0.6 0.3
6 yrs BOS NHL 252 0.20 0.33 0.53 0.20 0.65 1.14 40 68 108 40 191 27 207 66 23 3.6 3.5 7.1
4 yrs DET NHL 215 0.22 0.29 0.51 0.20 0.99 1.25 39 49 88 35 170 19 267 103 -13 2.8 2.6 5.4
2 yrs NJD NHL 74 0.16 0.26 0.42 0.16 0.58 1.34 9 14 23 9 52 10 110 14 -54 -0.1 0.1 0.0
Career NHL 541 0.21 0.30 0.51 0.20 0.78 1.21 88 131 219 84 413 56 584 183 -44 6.3 6.2 12.5

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1978-79 21 BOS NHL 11 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
1979-80 22 BOS NHL 9 3 5 8 3 2 2 0 1 1
1980-81 23 BOS NHL 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
1983-84 26 DET NHL 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
1984-85 27 DET NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1985-86 28 BOS NHL 3 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1986-87 29 BOS NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
Career NHL 35 5 12 17 6 -3 4 4 0 1 1 16 0.0

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1973-74 16 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 67 23 32 55 61
1974-75 17 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 70 39 51 90 88
1975-76 18 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 61 36 58 94 110
1976-77 19 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 64 60 83 143 88
1976-77 19 Canada WJC-A 7 2 5 7 4
1977-78 20 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 61 36 58 94 110
1977-78 20 Rochester Americans AHL 3 0 3 3 2
1978-79 21 Rochester Americans AHL 21 11 18 29 8
1979-80 22 Binghamton Dusters AHL 7 1 3 4 2
1982-83 25 Wichita Wind CHL 2 0 1 1 2
Career 3 Seasons AHL 31 12 24 36 12
Career 1 Season CHL 2 0 1 1 2
Career 1 Season OHA-Jr. 67 23 32 55 61
Career 4 Seasons OMJHL 256 171 250 421 396
Career 1 Season WJC-A 7 2 5 7 4

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1975-76 18 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 8 4 6 10 28
1976-77 19 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 3 2 4 6 2
1977-78 20 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 8 4 6 10 28
Career 3 Seasons OMJHL 19 10 16 26 58

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 10 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Dwight Foster 3.4 2.7 2.3 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.4
Andy Brickley 90.8 3.1 2.6 2.5 2.0 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Rudy Migay 89.7 3.1 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Armand Mondou 89.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Bill Lindsay 88.8 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.7 0.8 0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.5
Marcus Nilson 88.2 3.5 2.8 2.4 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1
Ron Schock 87.1 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.6 1.3 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 -0.4
Rey Comeau 86.9 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1
Jeff Shantz 85.8 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.9
Paul Cyr 84.5 3.3 3.0 2.3 1.9 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3
Patrik Stefan 84.3 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Dwight Foster 3.4 2.7 2.3 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.4
Andy Brickley 90.0 3.1 2.6 2.5 2.0 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2
Rudy Migay 89.7 3.1 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.3
Marcus Nilson 88.2 3.5 2.8 2.4 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1
Rey Comeau 86.9 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 -0.1
Armand Mondou 86.2 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Jeff Shantz 85.8 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.9
Paul Cyr 84.5 3.3 3.0 2.3 1.9 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.0 -0.3
Patrik Stefan 84.3 3.5 2.7 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.7
Kevin LaVallee 84.0 3.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.0
Lou Angotti 84.0 4.0 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.6 1.4 0.5 0.5 -0.1 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 21, 1981: Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 21, 1981.

June 30, 1982: Transferred to New Jersey when Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.

October 29, 1982: Rights traded to Detroit by New Jersey for cash, October 29, 1982.

March 11, 1986: Traded to Boston by Detroit for Dave Donnelly, March 11, 1986.

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