Cal Foote

by olafson1393 on January 8, 2018

Cal Foote, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-4

Weight: 210

Born: 1998-12-13

Hometown:  Engelwood, Colo. USA

Drafted: 2017 by Tampa Bay Lightning, 14th overall








January 2018 – One of the seven youngsters representing Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championships, Foote was also one of the Canadians’ most reliable defenders. Paired up, primarily with returning defender and 2016 13th overall selection Jake Bean, the duo provided a steadfast and assertive wall for the competition. Foote will be credited with one of the top plays of the tournament – a diving glove save off of the goal line which was simply one of the most obvious examples of the blueliners’ excellent sense of awareness and instinctiveness that led to him being drafted earlier than expected in 2017. After being awarded the gold medal, Foote has returned to Kelowna where he’ll rejoin Canada’s captain Dillon Dube on the WHL’s Western Conference leading Rockets squad. The Rockets have yet to make any major acquisitions leading into the WHL’s January 10th trade deadline but should remain competitive in the West, regardless. Brayden Olafson

October 2017 – Foote didn't stand much of a shot to crack the Lightning lineup this fall, especially considering the heavy depth that they already have battling for a regular spot in the lineup. The new Kelowna Rockets captain has made a splash, however, in his return to junior, tallying eight points in his first three games back. He's been dangerous on the power play with Canuck second-round-pick, Kole Lind who leads the Rockets' in scoring. There is no doubt that his current scoring pace is unsustainable, however, Foote is showing an offensive flare that wasn't as evident prior to being drafted. The Rockets look to be a contender in the WHL's Western Conference and Foote should remain at the forefront. If he can continue producing at half of his current rate it will be an improvement from his last campaign which will surely accelerate his Lightning development timeline. Brayden Olafson


July 2017 – With the 14th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Steve Yzerman and the Tampa Bay Lightning selected right-shot defenseman, Callan Foote, son of former Avalanche defenseman, Adam. After bolstering the Lightnings defensive prospect depth on the left side with the acquisition of Mikhail Sergachev, Yzerman looked to the right. The December-born defender possesses exemplary hockey sense, which, in some cases he is forced to use in order to compensate for his oafish skating ability. At 6-foot four-inches, Foote wears a size-sixteen skate, which would almost certainly provide a hindrance to overcome for any player. Typically a two-way style defender, Foote can be seen making plays to pinch and hold the offensive zone regularly. That being said, Foote is fully conscious of the current inaptitude in his own skating to know when and when not to do so. Foote reeks of NHL capability though, and will solidify a position of confidence for the Bolts. Foote will spend another season developing with The Kelowna Rockets of the WHL before making a transition to professional hockey. Brayden Olafson


May 2017 – Cal Foote is a chip off the old block as the son of NHL great defenseman Adam Foote. Like his dad, Cal plays a solid, physical, defense first type of game. Foote has great size and strength to play a hard-nosed game; he skates well and always makes very good decisions in terms of puck reads and positioning. Foote and his younger brother look to to be the next in a long line of defense studs to come out of the Kelowna Rockets system. He projects to be a very safe pick but outside of his peripheral stats in hits and blocks will have lower fantasy value than NHL value. Foote does posses some offensive ability, he can skate the puck out of the zone to create offence and occasionally joins the rush. He has a heavy shot and can play the point on the power play..  Peter Harling



Fantasy Outlook: B-

Top-pairing, big-minute defenseman.




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