Jeff Foss
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Jeff Foss

Hometown:

Fargo North Dakota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1988-12-12

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

6th round (166th overall), 2008

Weight:

205 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Foss had a busy season this year, playing for three different squads. He ended his high school career at Moorhead in Minnesota- he ended with 46 points (15 goals, 31 assists) in 26 games. He moved to the UMWEHL, bluelining for Team Great Plains where he recorded 16 points (3g+13a). He finished the year by joining up with the Sioux Falls Stampede for 11 games, where he notched an assist.

2007-08: Foss completed a superb freshman season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he posted four points (one goal, three assists) playing in 38 games. Foss played much of the season alongside fellow Minnesotan Bryan Brutlag and was one of the Engineers top four defensemen, playing in all situations. Foss’ first collegiate (and only goal of the season), a shorthanded tally, came back on Nov. 30 against Princeton.

2008-09: Foss appeared in 39 games as a sophomore for RPI, scoring 2 goals and 9 assists for 11 points along with 58 PIMs.

2009-10: In his junior season, Foss scored 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points in 39 games for the Engineers.

Talent Analysis

Foss is a mobile, two-way defenseman with size and excellent skating ability. He plays a simple yet intelligent defensive game and his decision-making is also very good. He uses his size and long reach quite effectively, whether it is making good outlet passes or defending one-on-one. While Foss is not a particularly physical rearguard, he will play the body when necessary.  

On the offensive side, Foss can be found jumping into the play often. He transitions quite well and is very poised with the puck. 

One attribute that made Foss so effective at RPI this season was his stick work. He did an excellent job of taking away passing/shooting lanes. While he was also did a nice of job tying up opposing players’ sticks, it is an area that should continue to progress in as his collegiate career moves along. As Foss develops more physical strength, he’ll become a more effective defenseman both at the collegiate and pro levels.

Future

Foss just graduated and will move on to Milwaukee this season.

Nashville Predators 2008 draft class produced several NHL regulars

by Shaun Bisson
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Colin Wilson - Nashville Predators

Photo: Colin Wilson, Nashville's seventh overall selection in 2008, has developed into a key top-nine forward for the Predators. (courtesy of Danny Murphy/Icon SMI)

 
At the 2008 NHL Draft the Nashville Predators had a rather interesting day, with three of the players they drafted going on to become full time NHL players. Despite having two first round picks, the Predators' greatest success came with first round pick Colin Wilson, second round pick Roman Josi, and seventh round pick Anders Lindback. While some of Nashville’s picks seemed to make sense at the time their fans may be left scratching their heads at most of the middle to late round picks from 2008.

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