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Adam Foote
Adam Foote
Number: 52
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 10, 1971
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Acquired from Columbus in exchange for a conditional first-round draft choice in 2008 or 2009 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2009.
Drafted: QUE / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (22nd overall)
Enters his 19th season in the NHL, his 17th with the Avalanche/Nordiques franchise…Was named team captain on Sept. 11, 2009, becoming just the second captain in Avalanche history and only the ninth in the 30-year history of the franchise…Member of Colorado’s 1996 and 2001 Stanley Cup championship teams…Originally selected by Quebec in the second round (22nd overall) of the 1989 Entry Draft, Foote has appeared in more regular season (920) and playoff games (170) than any other defenseman in franchise history…Only Joe Sakic (1378) sits above him on the overall games-played list…Ranks as the second-highest scoring defenseman in franchise history with 251points (56g/195a)…Needs just three points to break the team record for scoring by a defenseman (currently held by Sandis Ozolinsh with 253)…Foote’s 195 assists are already a club record among backliners…Overall, has amassed 300 points (66g/234a) and 1,501 penalty minutes in 1,107 career games…The veteran blueliner is a combined +108 throughout his career…Ranks fourth among active defensemen in regular season games played, behind only Nicklas Lidstrom (1412), Mathieu Schneider (1289) and Roman Hamrlik (1232)…Only Lidstrom (247) has appeared in more playoff games among active D (Chris Pronger is tied with Foote for second on that list)…Has represented Team Canada in three Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006)…Helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

2009-10 SEASON
Named team captain prior to the start of training camp on Sept. 11…Tallied nine points (0g/9a) and was +8 in 67 games…Left in the first period (jaw) on Nov. 17 at Calgary…Missed five games, Nov. 18-27…Placed on IR, Nov. 27 (retro to Nov. 17) and activated on Nov. 28…Left in the second period (ankle) on Jan. 8 at Carolina and missed seven games, Jan. 9-28…Placed on IR, Jan. 15 (retro to Jan. 8) and activated on Jan. 29…Appeared in his 900th game as a member of the Avalanche/Nordiques on Feb. 10 vs. Atlanta…Left in the first period (back) on Feb. 12 vs. Phoenix…Skated in his 1,100th career game on March 24 vs. Los Angeles…Recorded his 300th NHL point on April 4 vs. San Jose…Surpassed 1,500 career penalty minutes on April 11 vs. Los Angeles. PLAYOFFS: Skated in all six postseason games, tallying one assist and a team-high 10 penalty minutes.

2008-09: Missed a total of 40 games due to injuries…Reached his 1,000th NHL game on Oct. 12 at Edmonton…Passed Michel Goulet (813) for the second-most games played in franchise history on Oct. 14 at Calgary…Was injured in the second period on Nov. 22 at Los Angeles and did not return (upper back / knee)…Missed a total of nine games from Nov. 24-Dec. 9…Became the franchise leader in career assists by a defenseman (182) on Dec. 12 vs. Chicago…Missed 17 games after injuring his tricep muscle on Jan. 4 vs. Minnesota…Placed on IR, Jan. 6 (retroactive to Jan. 4) and activated on Feb. 15…Recorded a season-high two points (1g/1a, +4), including his first goal in 106 games, Feb. 20 at Washington…Missed the final 14 games of the season after suffering a head injury on March 12 vs. Minnesota. 2007-08: Was acquired by the Avalanche at the trade deadline, re-joining the franchise after two-plus seasons in Columbus…Skated in 12 games for Colorado (0g/1a), with the Avs posting a 9-2-1 record in those games…Appeared in a combined 75 games between the Avalanche and Blue Jackets, notching 16 points (1g/15a) and 107 penalty minutes…Made his return to the Avalanche on Feb. 26 at Calgary, logging 18:30 of ice time in just over two periods after arriving from Columbus…It was his first regular season game with the franchise since April 4, 2004 vs. Nashville…Missed seven of 10 games due to a hip injury, March 8-26…Served as team captain of the Blue Jackets…Played in 63 games for Columbus (1g/14a) and was leading the club in ice time (24:01) prior to the trade. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 10 postseason games for Colorado, finishing second on the squad in average time on ice (21:14). 2006-07: Led the Blue Jackets in ice time for the second straight season at 24:44…Missed the final 17 games with an ankle injury suffered March 2 at Dallas. 2005-06: Named the fourth captain in Blue Jackets history on Dec. 6…Had 22 points (6g/16a) in 65 games during his first season with Columbus…Led the club in ice time (24:33) and short-handed goals (2)…Made his Blue Jackets debut on Oct. 5 at Washington, which was also his 800th NHL game…Scored a short-handed goal in overtime on Oct. 26 vs. Nashville…Missed four games due to a groin injury on two occasions (Nov. 25-Dec. 1 and Dec. 15-21)…Sat out nine games due to a hip injury, Dec. 30-Jan. 16. 2003-04: Matched his career high with 22 assists in 73 games for the Avalanche…Compiled a career-best five-game assist/point streak from Jan. 4-11…Scored a career-high two goals, including the overtime winner, on March 10 at Edmonton. PLAYOFFS: Led all Avalanche skaters in time on ice during the playoffs with an average of 25:21…Assisted on Marek Svatos’ overtime winner in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Dallas on April 14…Collected two assists in Game Five (WCQF) on April 17. 2002-03: Established career highs in goals (11) and points (31) with Colorado…Posted a career-best +30 plus/minus rating…Recorded his 200th NHL point on March 22 vs. Chicago…Suffered a groin injury Dec. 3 vs. Calgary and missed two games…Sat out two games with a hamstring injury from March 3-7. PLAYOFFS: Missed Game Six (WCQF) at Minnesota with a broken foot…Returned to the lineup for Game Seven. 2001-02: Missed the first 16 games of the season recovering from off-season shoulder surgery (returned to action Nov. 8 at Ottawa)…Scored the Avs’ fastest goal to begin a game for the season on Jan. 21 vs. Buffalo (0:28)…Also teamed with Chris Drury for the fastest two goals of the season (0:09) on Jan. 23 at Edmonton, equaling a franchise record. PLAYOFFS: Ranked second in blocked shots during the playoffs with 55…Team-high 13 hits in Game Three (WCF) against Detroit. 2000-01: Missed a total of 47 games due to injury…Sat out 12 games (Nov. 22-Dec. 19) with a right heel stress fracture…Missed 35 games with a separated right shoulder suffered Jan. 4 vs. San Jose. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 23 playoff games for the Stanley Cup champions…Became the franchise’s all-time leader in postseason games with 116 (since been broken)…Scored the tying goal at 9:52 of the third period in Game Three (CQF) at Vancouver on April 16…Skated in his 100th career playoff game on April 30 at Los Angeles (Game Three, WCSF)…Scored the winning goal and tied his career playoff high with three points (1g/2a) in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals at New Jersey (June 7). 1999-00: Played in his 500th NHL game in the season opener on Oct. 5 at Nashville…Missed 23 games due to injury…Suffered a bruised shoulder on Oct. 21 at Ottawa (missed six contests)…Suffered bruised ribs Nov. 17 vs. Florida, forcing him to sit out eight games…Injured his groin on Feb. 10 vs. Calgary and missed six games. PLAYOFFS: Set personal highs in assists (7) and points (7) during the postseason…Finished third among NHL defensemen with 61 hits…Suffered an eye injury in Game Two (WCF) at Dallas on May 15, forcing him to sit out Game Three. 1998-99: Ranked first among Avalanche defensemen in plus/minus with a +20 rating…Missed 15 games due to an injured elbow. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 19 postseason games for Colorado…Posted a +4 rating in Game Five of the Conference Finals on May 30 at Dallas. 1997-98: Appeared in 77 games for Colorado. PLAYOFFS: Skated in all seven contests against Edmonton (WCQF). 1996-97: Led Avalanche defensemen in plus/minus with a +16 rating (tied for second on the team overall)…Was “plus” or “even” in 60 of 78 games played. PLAYOFFS: Finished tied for first among Avs defensemen with a +3 rating during the postseason. 1995-96: Skated in 73 games during the franchise’s first season in Denver…Missed the first two games of the year due to a broken wrist. PLAYOFFS: Helped the Avalanche capture its first Stanley Cup…Appeared in all 22 games and finished tied for second in the league in plus/minus (+11). 1992-93: Played in a career-high 81 games during his first full season in the NHL…Set a career best with 168 penalty minutes. PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in Game One of the Adams Division Semifinals vs. Montreal (April 18). 1991-92: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 19 vs. Detroit…Collected his first assist/point on Nov. 21 vs. Montreal and scored his first goal on Jan. 14 vs. Calgary (against Mike Vernon). 1990-91: Named to the Ontario  Hockey League’s First All-Star Team with Sault Ste. Marie. Has represented Team Canada in three Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006)…Helped Canada win the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City…Made his Olympic debut for Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan…Won a gold medal and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey…Led all players with a +7 rating and collected three assists during that tournament…Also represented Canada at the1996 World Cup of Hockey.

Adam and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Callan (12) and Nolan (10)…Nickname is “Footer” or
“Footie”…Spends his offseasons in Toronto…His charity organization, the Foote Foundation, supports numerous charities, including breast cancer awareness…Hockey idol growing up was Borje Salming…Favorite sport other than hockey is lacrosse.

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