https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/240385/nolan-foote

Fantasy Summary

Big-bodied winger with good puck skills and a heavy shot, needs to work on his skating ability but projects as a solid middle six winger with upside as a powerplay specialist.


Observations

Click to Expand

March 2022 – Foote’s offensive production actually dropped this year, with his point-per-game rate going from 0.7 last season (17 points in 24 games) to 0.56 this time around (27 points in 48 games). His two-game NHL stint didn’t yield much promise either, as the prospect was kept pointless and played just over seven minutes in both matches. The 21-year-old’s size and scoring ability seem like assets that should be helping him find his groove in the NHL, but it doesn’t seem to be working out that way. The work ethic also remains a concern. His window of opportunity is closing, especially with the firepower the Devils have added through the draft as of late. Hadi Kalakeche

March 2021 – Foote has started his AHL rookie season on the right foot, with eight points through eleven games played with the Binghamton Devils. At this rate, he will earn a call-up to the big club in no time, especially with how desperate New Jersey is for offence at the moment.  Hadi Kalakeche

 

September 2020 – Foote’s trade to New Jersey last February will facilitate the power-forward’s ascent to the NHL, with few wingers ahead of him in goal-scoring threat in the Devils’ depth chart. An undisclosed lower-body injury kept him out of Kelowna’s lineup for a considerable time, and could harm his need to improve his skating, but he still managed to captain his injury-riddled team to a .500 finish by staying top three in WHL players his age for primary points per sixty. He improved his defensive-zone positioning and effort level as well as the season progressed. Reminds me of Tomas Vanek. Hadi Kalakeche

 

March 2020 – Foote did not play the second half due to injury and should be 100% for next season.  Chris Wassel 

February 2020 – Foote has been traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New Jersey Devils, along with Vancouver’s conditional first-round pick in 2020, in exchange for Blake Coleman. Foote moves to a team with more opportunity to produce as he has fewer players blocking his path and two soon to be great centers to feed him pucks. Pat Quinn
November 2019 – Nolan Foote was returned to the Kelowna in the WHL for his first post-draft season, where he was promptly named the captain of the Rockets for the 2019-2020 season. Through the opening 21 games of the 2019-2020 season, Foote leads the Rockets with 11 goals and 28 points, while also adding an additional two goals and three points for Team WHL at the recent CIBC Canada-Russia Series. Foote appears to be a favorite to make Canada’s roster for the World Junior Championships in December, which would be a good opportunity to see how he stacks up against his age group on the international stage. Brandon Holmes

June 2019 The Lightning welcomed a second Foote to the family in the First Round of 2019 Draft, as they selected Nolan with the 27th Overall Pick. Brother of current Bolts prospect, Cal Foote, Nolan is a power winger who put together a solid goal-scoring campaign this year in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets, tallying 36 goals and 63 points in 66 games played. What makes Nolan a tantalizing prospect is a combination of size, puck skills, and a heavy shot; he’s going to make his money at the pro ranks scoring goals from below the hash marks and his ability to handle the puck in tight greatly aids his ability to do so. Nolan has the ability on occasion to score from the outside with his heavy shot and does a good job changing angles on netminders with quick flashes of stick handling, however, his biggest hurdle is improving his skating ability and learning to play with more pace. Nolan is likely a couple of years out from making an impact at the NHL level and will head back to Kelowna in the WHL for the 2019-2020 season to continue his development after signing his entry-level contract with the Lightning on June 25th. Brandon Holmes

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.2
NHL Certainty 8.2
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 29, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 27

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Colorado Thunderbirds QC Int PW2 0 22 4|        
 2014-2015 Colorado Thunderbirds 14U AAAT1EHL 14U4 1 34 0|        
  Colorado Thunderbirds 14U AAA14U AAA15 18 1230 38|        
 2015-2016 Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 18 2038 10|Playoffs3 0 00
 2016-2017 Kelowna RocketsWHL52 19 1635 25|Playoffs17 2 68
  Canada Black U17WHC-176 0 22 8|        
 2017-2018 Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 12 0|