|Dwight Alexander Foster
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 4.2.57 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Boston Bruins, 7.21.81
How he left: Traded to the Detroit Red Wings for cash, 10.29.82
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Foster was a solid two-way player that could be used on the power play and the penalty kill, as well as provide a
balance of goals and assists for whatever line he was put on and even win a good amount of faceoffs.
These "Renaissance Man" type of players don't come around that often, that's for sure.
After a kick-ass junior career with the Kitchener Rangers, he had a decent pro career, even though he never did replicate
the type of numbers he put up in juniors.
He did have the one good year with the Rockies (even WITH the -53), but with the Devils, he got off to a slow start and
was assigned to Wichita of the CHL. While there, the Detroit Red Wings would buy his rights for a dollar... I think I
know where the Wings got the idea of buying Kris Draper's services for that price now. lol
He had a few good seasons with the Wings and a return to the Bruins in similar fashion, but never played a full season
in that period. Knee injuries always seemed to come up. About 4 of them total, I think, in that 5 year period, a couple
of them involving cartilage troubles. Ultimately, it lead him to retire in 1987.
In that last year, he began preparing for life after hockey with the establishment of Consolidated Benefit Plans, a
financial and insurance consulting firm, and Foster, Glotzhober & Associates, a registered investment advisory firm. He
had also founded the McKinley Technology Group in 2006, and Riverstat Cost Containment Partners, the latter also
taking on the roles of managing director and chief financial officer.
Two of his three sons had played. Alex did play professionally, while Peter played 4 years for Air Force before starting
his service with the USAF.
|Entry Draft: 1977 First Round Pick (16th overall) by the