Friday, May 3, 2013

Adam Foote's son now Kelowna Rockets property

Lyon Messier, Tyson Barrie, Adam Brown and J.T Barnett. You can now add to that list Cal Foote. Who is Cal Foote?
The 14 year-old was selected by the Kelowna Rockets in the second round of Thursday's WHL bantam draft.
What does the Denver, Colorado resident have in common with the players mentioned above? All five have prominent fathers that have connections to the NHL and four of the five at one time wore Kelowna Rockets colours.
Lyon Messier is Mark Messier's son. Lyon spent a small amount of time with the Rockets during the 2007-2008 season. Tyson Barrie is the son of former Tampa Bay Lightning owner Len Barrie. Adam Brown is the son of Vancouver Canucks assistant coach Newell Brown. J.T Barnett is the son of former Wayne Gretzky agent Mike Barnett. Cal Foote is the son of former NHL d-man Adam Foote. Foote (pictured) is apparently interested in playing in the WHL rather than going the NCAA route, which many, but not all American born players tend to do. If Cal (Callun is his whole name) is even half the player his dad (Adam) was, the Rockets made a nice pick in the second round.

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