Hey; it’s me again. I know, I know… it’s been a while. I just figured I would let the hype die down from the draft, free agency and so on. But I’m back and better than ever! And boy do I ever want to talk about the Flames recent signing. From the Union College Dutchman, the Calgary Flames have signed forward Spencer Foo. In his career as a Dutchman, the Edmonton native finished with 112 points (49 goals and 63 assists). The 2017 Hobey Baker Award finalist finished this season strong, leading Division I in assists, plus-minus, and multi-point games.
Foo had interest from several other teams, including the Vegas Golden Knights, Detroit Red Wings, and his hometown, the Edmonton Oilers. But in the end, Foo decided that his best opportunity was with the Calgary Flames. One of the things that he noted was most admirable about the Flames was their depth on the wing, and how he looks forward to playing with such talented linemates. He also believes that Calgary is on the cusp of winning, and told Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun, that they are “going to be a special team in the years to come”.
To top the whole NHL experience off, Flames superstar Johnny Gaudreau took to Twitter to welcome the young up-and-comer to the team, making Foo feel more comfortable with the guys he will be working with.
— Johnny Gaudreau (@johngaudreau03) June 27, 2017
Personally, I think that Foo is going to fit right in here in Calgary, and I look forward to seeing him develop as a player in the Calgary system. He is a very smart player, plays fast with a lot of skill, and ultimately is a competitive guy on the ice. This is the kind of spark that the Calgary Flames need, the “need to win” mentality, and I believe they have hit the jackpot in this with Spencer Foo.
Flames development camp concludes tomorrow, where the prospects will partake in a scrimmage at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Calgary’s Canadian Olympic Park. The game will take place at 9:30 am MT and is open to the public.