Kristopher Foucault
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Kristopher Foucault


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4th round (103rd overall), 2009


202 lbs.

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2008-09: Kristopher Foucault split the first half of the season between the AJHL and WHL – appearing in four games with Kootenay before being traded to the Calgary Hitmen in a mid-year deal. He scored 18 goals with 23 assists in 41 games for the Canmore Eagles and was named to the AJHL All-Star game prior to heading to Calgary. After posting just one assist with Kootenay, he scored 9 goals with 7 assists and was +5 in 22 games with the Hitmen. Foucault’s coming-out party happened during the 2009 WHL playoffs when he was the fourth-leading scorer for the Hitmen with 11 goals and five assists in 18 games as Calgary reached the WHL finals. Ranked 96th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings he was selected by Minnesota in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

2009-10: Foucault proved to be a streaky scorer, going through dry periods but then putting up points in bunches, in his first full season with the Calgary Hitmen. Playing on a Calgary team that dominated the WHL, winning 52 games and capturing the playoff championship, he scored 22 goals with 21 assists and was +3 in 68 regular season games. He scored just 3 goals with 1 assist in Calgary's first eight playoff games, before getting hot, scoring a series-clinching overtime goal against Medicine Hat, and finishing the playoffs +8 with 9 goals and 7 assists in 23 games. In four Memorial Cup games he scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was +4.

2010-11: Foucault made his pro debut as a 20-year-old, skating in one game with the AHL's Houston Aeros following a difficult final season of junior hockey with Calgary. Foucault had no points or penalties in his appearance with the Aeros. He skated in 68 games for Calgary as the Hitmen won just 20 games after wining the WHL championship and competing in the Memorial Cup the previous spring. Foucault was Calgary's leading scorer with 25 goals and 23 assists and was -10 with 60 PMs. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Wild in May 2011.

2011-12: Foucault made his NHL debut in February, skating in one game for Minnesota before returning to the Wild AHL affiliate Houston; where he spent most of his first pro season. He skated 12 shifts for the Wild with no points nor penalty minutes in just under nine minutes of ice time. Foucault scored 14 goals with 18 assists in 70 games for the Aeros and was minus-seven with 44 penalty minutes. Five of his 14 goals were scored on the power play. Houston finished fourth in the West Division; falling to Oklahoma City in four games in a best-of-five first round playoff series. Foucault scored 1 goal and was minus-two in four playoff games.

2012-13: Foucault was limited to 28 games with Minnesota's AHL affiliate in Houston in his second pro season. A healthy scratch at times and then injured during the season, he scored 3 of his 5 goals on the power play and had 6 assists; finishing -7 with 4 penalty minutes. The Aeros were fourth in the South Division and lost to Grand Rapids in the first round of the playoffs. Foucault was -1 with no points nor penalty minutes in four playoff games.


Talent Analysis

With good size and the ability to play at both ends of the ice, Foucault has the potential to be a power forward in the NHL.



He has slipped down the depth chart a lot, but still has above-average size and skill and can put up some points at the AHL level given the right opportunity.


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