2017 NHL Entry Draft

Cal Foote

CAL FOOTEUSA

TAMPA BAY • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 14

 

Previous Team: Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 17

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-4 • Weight: 210 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Dec. 13, 1998 • Hometown: Englewood, Colo.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Colorado Thunderbirds (Bantam AAA); Omaha (USHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Kelowna (Round 2, No. 43 overall)
USHL Futures Draft: 2014 by Omaha (Round 3, No. 39 overall)
Agent: Kurt Overhardt (KO Sports)
WHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Kelowna vs. Kamloops)
First WHL Goal: Sept. 26, 2015 (Kelowna at Kamloops)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a big, solid defender who can really shoot the puck. He has great poise, reads the game well, uses his stick, and can push guys out of the crease. I don't think he's a top power-play guy, but he's getting a lot of responsibility there, and I could see him as a second-unit guy in the NHL." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Shuts down the rush extremely well with good positioning and an active stick. Foot speed is still an issue, and still needs to become a little more mobile. Has the potential to be a good shutdown defenseman at the NHL level." (Mark Sauer, ISS Scout)

• "I don’t know how he is going to adapt (to the NHL). He’s going to be like a sixth defenceman at the next level. I think there was a time he was a first-round pick all day. Now I don’t see that." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He is great on the offensive blueline. He is really intelligent. He sees it and he moves it. He’ll slide one step left or right and he finds lanes and finds guys. I really like him." (Anonymous NHL Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "While he's not a big bangers, he does use his big frame to win puck battles. Also pins and seals well along the walls. Recognizes game situations well. Takes away time and space defensively with excellent stick placement. Determined competitor. Squares his shoulders up to puck carriers and funnels them outside." (Red Line Report)