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Kristopher Foucault: Minnesota Wild 4th Round Selection

Kristopher Foucault
North American Skater
Calgary, WHL
Final Rank:  96 Midterm Rank: 
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 1" Weight:  202
Born:  December 12, 1990    
Born in:  Calgary, AB, CAN


Strengths: Terrific goal scorer's hands. Deceptively good speed.

Weaknesses: History of questionable work ethic. One dimensional game.

This guy is a little hard to figure as a prospect - has he finally made the commitment off the ice to be the best player he can be? Are all those highlight-reel goals going to continue or is he just a flash in the pan? He's got good goal scorer's hands and an ability to get to the scoring areas, but almost everything else about his game is underwhelming. Doesn't do much away from the puck. Skating is underrated, however - sneaky fast and has pretty good agility.

Summary: He's arguably got first round hands - his scoring touch is that good. But there's obviously a lot of risk with this guy. This is the kind of guy that if you draft him early and send him to your NHL camp, your head coach might ask why are you sending him this lazy, out of shape teenager. But this guy has such great hands, you have to consider him beginning somewhere around 3rd or 4th round. If you can keep that fire lit under him, you might have a real prospect.

 - Thanks to NHL Draft Notes