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Fantasy Summary

A slick playmaker who finds his teammates with exceptional vision and an outstanding passing ability


Observations

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June 2022 – Foudy made up for his underwhelming regular season with a clutch playoff run for the Eagles. His squad was eliminated in the third round but along the way he put up 7 points in 9 games including 3 GWG and 2 OT winners. This will raise the expectations on him for 2022-23, where he will once again be a top-six staple and perhaps start to see his first NHL cups of coffee. Hayden Soboleski

February 2022 – After a rookie campaign worthy of an ELC, Foudy has not taken the next step in 2021-22. His four goals, ten assists, and 61 SOG in 38 games is near-identical to last season in very similar usage. Still bouncing between center and wing, Foudy has spent time on all lines in the top-nine and both powerplay units. His flashes of high skill show his offensive potential but he experiences long cold streaks that need to be eliminated before he becomes a legitimate option for an NHL audition. Expect a few more years of AHL duties, but the fantasy upside is still present. Hayden Soboleski

May 2021 – Foudy has signed his ELC with the Avalanche. His play in the AHL has made it evident that returning to the OHL in 2021-22 would have been squandering development time better spent continuing to practice against tougher and more mature competition. Foudy maintained a consistent spot in the Eagles lineup, usually in the top-six, rotating between center ice and the wing. His 14 points in 34 regular season games was respectable for a rookie, although heavily lopsided with only 3 goals in that mix. His speed and positional awareness with the puck made him pro-ready as an 18-year-old; it will be a treat to watch him continue to develop in the AHL for another 2 years or so before pushing for NHL consideration. Hayden Soboleski

February 2021 – With the OHL still not operational, the Avalanche have been able to loan Foudy to the AHL for the start of the 2020-21 Eagles season. In Game 1 he slotted in on the top line wing beside Shane Bowers – a big deal considering there are wingers on the squad who have been in the organization longer who would typically get the first chance to ride shotgun in the top-six. He will likely head back to Windsor if the OHL returns, but for now it will be valuable to play pro hockey as long as he can. This will be a step up from his short-term loan spent in the 3rd-tier Swedish league when Covid first hit. Hayden Soboleski

October 2020 – Foudy was drafted 75th overall by the Avalanche. Foudy is expected to spend two more years in the OHL before turning pro.  Jokke Nevalainen

April 2020 – The reality is that Jean Luc Foudy had a less productive season that he likely hoped for prior to his draft year. His skating remains elite and he can dazzle at times in transition and as he works his way through the offensive zone, zigging and zagging around the attacking zone. The skill and potential are still very high for Foudy. He passed the puck to the middle of the ice in the offensive zone at a near-elite level and he understands that funneling the puck to the slot and net-front area creates the most dangerous chances. The flaws in his game are obvious but fixable if the player is willing to put in the work. Foudy will likely shift to the wing at the next level and if he does, he profiles much better as a playmaking winger. His defensive game is a major red flag as his effort in the defensive end is lacking. His ability to transition the puck up the ice is another near-elite trait but he does need to get his hands to catch up with his feet at times. The intrigue of Foudy’s upside is massive because the ceiling seems extremely high because of the high-end traits that he possesses. Tony Ferrari

July 2019 – Under a year out from the 2020 NHL Draft, Foudy is one of the top prospects available. His strong skating and consistent energy have helped make him one of the premier playmakers in the class. He exhibits excellent vision and hockey IQ at both ends of the ice. His offensive zone prowess is intimidating when he is going full bore as he seems to be able to make any pass he wants whether it be a simple touch pass or feeding the puck through feet. He has a good shot, although not elite, but fails to use it often enough. The young Spitfires’ center put up an impressive 41 assists as a rookie last year and will likely build on that with a consistent top-six role this upcoming season. While his defensive zone coverage would likely be aided by a higher compete level, his high-level hockey sense leads one to believe that it will improve. Watch for Foudy to add his shot into his offensive arsenal more consistently and improve his motor in the defensive end one the course of his draft eligible season. –Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 13, 2002
Height 5‘11”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 3; Overall: 75

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Toronto Titans U16 AAAGTHL U16- - -- -|        
  Toronto Titans U16 AAAOHL Cup5 0 11 0|        
 2017-2018 Toronto Titans U16 AAAGTHL U1652 25 3560 40|        
  Toronto Titans U16 AAAOHL Cup1 1 01 0|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-164 1 45 2|        
 2018-2019 Team Blue U17-Dev- - -- -|        
  Windsor SpitfiresOHL63 8 4149 16|Playoffs4 0 11