Former Union College hockey standout Spencer Foo is reportedly close to making a decision as to which NHL team he’d like to suit up for, and the Detroit Red Wings are on his list of possibilities.
From last night: Red Wings finalists to land top college free agent Spencer Foo: https://t.co/4FzcSUBwDW
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 20, 2017
His agent Michael Kaye confirmed that the four teams he’s considering are the Red Wings, the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.
According to The Athletic’s Craig Custance, Foo was reportedly very impressed with the offer that the Red Wings presented. Multiple meetings as well as conversations with Director of Player Evaluation Jiri Fischer has also kept his interest in the Red Wings high.
And then, of course, there’s Little Caesars Arena. The brand new, state of the art venue was very attractive to Foo, according to Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal.
Feeling is Detroit may have inside track on the RW Foo after his visit there where they rolled out red carpet showing him new rink
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) June 26, 2017
Foo finished his collegiate career with 49 goals and 62 assists. He is ranked 18th on Union’s all-time scoring list, and 11th on the Division I era scoring list. He scored scored 26 goals with 36 assists in 38 games last season. Foo also led his team in power-play goals with 11, plus/minus rating at +29 and shots on goal with 151.
His efforts were recognized with him being named a 2016-17 All-ECAC Hockey First Team selection and a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist.