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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.


Observations

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July 2020 – As expected, Liam Foudy has joined the club and is slated to be on the starting roster when they face-off against the Maple Leafs in August. While he has been practicing on the club’s fourth-line, do not be shocked to see him sneak in a shift or two with the team’s top-six and power-play units. Although his chances are high to make the club out of camp, his play during the summer will serve as a good indication of where he sits in the pecking order for the 2020-21 campaign.  Dave Hall
 
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-