The Colorado Avalanche picked center Jean-Luc Foudy at No. 75 overall in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft.
Foudy, 18, recorded 43 points (15 goals, 28 assists) in 59 contests with the Windsor Spitfires in 2019-20, his second campaign in the Ontario Hockey League. The Scarborough, Ontario, native had 49 points (eight goals, 41 assists) in 63 contests in his rookie season in 2018-19, leading all OHL rookies in assists and ranked fifth in points.
The 5-foot-11, 177-pound forward represented his country and registered two goals and two helpers in five contests to help Canada win a silver medal at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Foudy was rated as the No. 33 North American skater on the NHL Central Scouting’s final list.
The Avalanche acquired the selection from the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, 2019 along with Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosen. Toronto received Tyson Barrie, Alexander Kerfoot and Colorado’s 2020 sixth-round pick (No. 180) in the transaction.
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Jean-Luc Foudy was selected 75th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round of the 2020 NHL Draft on Wednesday. The 5-foot-11, 177-pound center recorded 43 points (15 goals, 28 assists) in 59 contests with the Windsor Spitfires in 2019-20, his second campaign in the Ontario Hockey League.
The Scarborough, Ontario, native helped Team Canada win a silver medal at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup after notching two goals and two helpers in five outings.
Foudy comes from an athletic family as his mom, France Gareau, anchored Canada’s silver medal-winning relay team in the 1984 Summer Olympics, his father, Sean, played six campaigns in the Canadian Football League. His brother, Liam, was drafted at 18 overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018 and made his NHL debut this past season.
Jean-Luc Foudy recently answered a few questions about himself.
What is your hockey nickname?
Who was your hockey idol growing up?
Which NHL player would you want to be quarantined with?
Who would you be the most starstruck to become teammates with?
When you can travel again, where is the first place you’ll go?
What is one thing you can’t stop eating?
What was your first concert?
What is one thing that your teammates love to chirp you about?
What’s number one on your bucket list?
Win a Stanley Cup
What is something interesting about your family?
We have all competed for Team Canada