A slick, playmaking center who finds his teammates with exceptional vision and an outstanding passing ability. He uses his elite speed to get around defenders and find open space. Foudy could stand to shoot more often as he possesses a good yet seldom used shot.
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