Liam Foudy

Columbus Blue Jackets
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Fantasy Summary

Fantastic skater who can control the play at high speeds. Plays center, oozes skill, talent and maturity, but lacks consistency and physicality. Great puck-handling skills with a strong nose for the net. Must improve defensive game before making it to the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 4, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 18

Observations

April 2020 – After a brief two-game emergency stint with the Blue Jackets, the 20-year-old was back in the OHL to assume his usual role with the London Knights. The Scarborough native capped off his final year in Juniors with a stellar 18-game point-streak, proving his readiness to make the jump next year. Foudy was exceptionally consistent all season, finishing with 68 points (28G + 40A) in 45 games while being held off the score sheet in just six matches. Combine that with a solid gold medal performance at this year’s WJC, where he posted four points in seven games. The Jackets will be giving him every opportunity to earn a roster spot out of camp next year, meaning fantasy owners should have him locked and loaded next season. Dave Hall
 
February 2020 – The 2018 first-round-pick has been unexpectedly summoned by the Blue Jackets on an emergency basis and is expected to make his NHL debut immediately. The move comes as a surprise considering mid-season junior promotions are very rare, especially when there are options through their affiliated AHL squad. The London Knights co-captain has been as consistent as you can get this season, posting 43 points (20G + 23A) through 32 OHL games. It’s alright fantasy owners, you have the right to be excited. It is not a reach to assume that he sees time on the top-six and could even enjoy some secondary minutes on the power-play at some point. The Jackets’ will have nine games to decide whether to burn a year off of his entry-level deal or assign him back down to pursue his final shot at a Memorial Cup. Dave Hall
 

December 2019 – No surprise here, Foudy has been selected as one of team Canada’s forwards heading to the Czech Republic to compete for gold. While this will be his first WJC action, the Ontario native has represented his country in both U-18 and U-17 tournaments in the past. The London Knights’ captain plays a responsible 200-foot game, all while being an extremely consistent point producer. The speedy forward can be used throughout the lineup and will slot in as a key addition to a team hoping to bounce back from a  disappointing finish one year ago. Through 20 OHL games, he has produced 13 goals, 13 assists and a plus-18 rating. Dave Hall

 

November 2019 – It’s been a good start to the season for the 2018 first-round-pick. Since returning from injury, the fourth-year OHL veteran has registered points in all games but one. Currently tied for second on the London Knights in goals, Foudy has racked up 15 points (8G + 7A) for a respectable 1.36 points-per-game in 11 matches. With the WJHC just over a month away, the Ontario native stands a very strong chance to slot into Canada’s forward group and should play a key role in chasing gold. The two-way pivot recently represented team OHL in their annual two-game series with the Russians. Although he was held off the scoresheets, his skating abilities were definitely on display and looked solid in both match-ups. Dave Hall 

 

October 2019 – Foudy has been re-assigned to the London Knights after suffering an injury that forced him to miss training camp. The 20-year-old was named the clubs co-captain for the season but was forced to miss their first seven games. The smooth-skating forward has since returned to the roster and has wasted no time making an impact on the scoresheet. In two games, he has five shots, two goals, and a +1 rating. Playing in his fourth and final junior season, the former first-round pick should be a prime candidate for a late-season call up to the pro rankings. You should also keep an eye out for him this winter as he looks to win a spot on Team Canada to compete for gold in this year’s WJHC. Dave Hall

 

April 2019 – The Blue Jackets have assigned center Foudy to the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL. The 2018 first round pick is expected to join the team prior to the first game of the Calder Cup playoffs. This should serve as a great opportunity to experience pro hockey and accelerate his development. Frank Pellegrini

 

January 2019 – Foudy has been named OHL Player of the Week. He recorded four goals and four assists in three games. He also extended his goal streak to nine games and his point streak to ten games. Frank Pellegrini

December 2018 – Foudy has been named to the preliminary roster for Canada in the 2018-2019 IIHF World Junior Championship (WJC) in British Columbia. Having represented the team last year, he should make the team again and play a key role. A captaincy or alternate would not be a surprise. Frank Pellegrini

October 2018 – Foudy had signed an entry level contract in July and has been assigned to the OHL’s London Knights. He is a late bloomer who surprised many when the Blue Jackets selected him in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, but he has a lot of upside. He is blazing fast, but his hands need to catch up to his feet before he can play in the NHL. He has the overall skill set needed to get there but putting it all together is going to be the key to determining how long it will take. It would not be a surprise if he earned a middle-six role in the NHL by the start of the 2019-2020 season. If not, one season later. Frank Pellegrini

August 2018 – It will continue to be a very busy summer for the Blue Jackets first-rounder. Liam Foudy just signed a three-year, entry level contract with the big club. Foudy then received an invitation to Canada’s World Junior Summer Showcase in Kamloops, B.C. The showcase begins this week, Foudy then plans to train in London, Ont. in preparation for the upcoming Knight’s campaign. Expect him to take part in the Jackets rookie tournament followed by their training camp in September before the OHL schedule begins. Foudy ended last year playing second-line center and intends to win that spot full time this year. Jesse Sherman

July 2018 – The Columbus Blue Jacket’s first pick in the 2018 draft broke out in a big way during the second half of last year playing for the London Knights. Liam Foudy is considered to be one of the best skaters from the OHL in his draft class. He is slated for a bigger role this fall. With potential to have high fantasy upside, Foudy should be a middle-six forward for Columbus down the road. Jesse Sherman


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Markham Majors U16 AAA GTHL U16 32 19 19 38 14 |          
  Team GTHL Red OGC-16 5 1 4 5 2 |          
 2016-2017 London Knights OHL 58 9 6 15 19 | Playoffs 13 0 0 0
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 0 3 3 0 |          
 2017-2018 London Knights OHL 65 24 16 40 22 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 2 2 4 0 |          
 2018-2019 London Knights OHL 62 36 32 68 32 | Playoffs 11 6 6 12 12 
  Cleveland Monsters AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 8 2 0 2
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2019-2020 London Knights OHL 45 28 40 68 24 |          
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 3 1 4 4 |          

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