27 Facts About Adam Foote


Adam Foote was born on July 10,1971 and is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman, and the former head coach of the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League.

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Adam Foote was best known for his physical presence and gritty play as a stay-at-home defenceman.

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In 2005, Adam Foote signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he served as team captain for three seasons.

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Adam Foote then returned to the Avalanche in 2008 via trade, where he would eventually complete his playing career.

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Adam Foote was the last active NHL player from the Quebec Nordiques.

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Internationally, Adam Foote won a gold medal in 2002 Winter Olympics and a World Cup championship in 2004 with Team Canada.

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Adam Foote was named the head coach of the Kelowna Rockets in 2018.

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Adam Foote grew up playing hockey for the Brooklin-Whitby Minor Hockey Association.

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Adam Foote was a teammate of future NHLer Keith Primeau for several years, leading their teams to several OMHA "AA" Championships in the early 1980s.

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Adam Foote was selected 22nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

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Adam Foote won his first of two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche that year, sweeping the Florida Panthers in the Finals.

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Five years later, Adam Foote helped the Avalanche to a second Stanley Cup championship in 2001, defeating the New Jersey Devils in seven games.

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Adam Foote was immediately named an alternate captain for the upcoming season, but was assigned the Blue Jackets' captaincy in December 2005 when defenceman Luke Richardson stepped down from the position.

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Three seasons later, with his contract set to expire, Adam Foote was traded from the Blue Jackets back to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for two conditional draft picks on February 26,2008.

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The trade occurred amid speculation that the Blue Jackets were trying to re-sign Adam Foote to keep him in Columbus, but could not meet Adam Foote's asking price.

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Adam Foote managed one goal and 15 assists for a total of 16 points in 75 games with the Avs and Blue Jackets combined.

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On June 30,2008, Adam Foote agreed to re-sign with the Avalanche with a two-year $6 million deal at $3 million per season.

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Adam Foote was the last former Nordique to be active in the NHL.

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On November 2,2013, Adam Foote had his number 52 jersey retired by the Avalanche, joining elite company in Ray Bourque, Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg in sharing the honour.

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Adam Foote played minor hockey in Whitby, Ontario, and lived in Newcastle, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Ontario.

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Adam Foote lived there during the late 1990s before relocating to Whitby.

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Adam Foote and his wife Jennifer have two sons – Callan, who was born prematurely on December 13,1998, and Nolan, born November 29,2000.

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Adam Foote debuted for Team Canada at the inaugural World Cup in 1996, scoring one goal as Canada finished as runner-up to the United States.

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Two years later, Adam Foote was named to Team Canada for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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Adam Foote managed an assist in six games as Canada finished in fourth place, losing to the Czech Republic in the semi-finals, then Finland in the bronze medal game.

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At the next Winter Olympics in 2002, Adam Foote helped Canada end a 50-year gold medal drought in the ice hockey tournament by defeating the United States in the final.

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Adam Foote won another championship two years later and was even selected to the Tournament All-Star Team in his second World Cup in 2004, defeating Finland in the final.

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