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.
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