It’s Friday, and it’s time for a ‘Flashback Friday’ here on soogreyhounds.com.
In the eighth edition we travel back to March 17, 2012 where the club retired the #5 jersey belonging to Adam Foote prior to a game against the Windsor Spitfires.
Adam was joined that night by his wife Jennifer and sons Callan and Nolan at centre ice for the special event.
Let’s revisit this event and be sure to stop by every Friday for a new Greyhounds ‘Flashback Friday”!
Adam Foote was selected by the Soo Greyhounds in the 1988 OHL Priority Selection. A defenceman from Whitby, Ontario, Foote posted 38 points (7 goals and 31 assists) in his rookie season with the Greyhounds.
He played for three seasons with the Hounds playing in 186 games, scoring 37 goals and 125 assists. In his final season, he helped the Hounds capture the J. Ross Robertson Cup and appeared in the Memorial Cup.
In a Greyhounds jersey, he was known as a fearless leader, willing to sacrifice anything for his teammates and always taking on the opponent’s best forwards. When Eric Lindros did not want to play for the Soo Greyhounds in 1990 Foote took it personally, a true testament to what being a Soo Greyhound meant to him.
In 1989, the Quebec Nordiques drafted Foote 22nd overall in the NHL Entry Draft. He had a successful career in the NHL, playing his last game with the Colorado Avalanche on April 10, 2011. Foote won two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche in 1996 and 2000. He also won an Olympic gold medal with team Canada in 2002 and a World Cup in 2004.
He will forever be a part of Soo Greyhounds history.