Liam Foudy is staying in the Blue Jackets organization.
The 18th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft signed a two-year, two-way extension that will keep him with the organization through the 2023-24 season. The salary structure, first reported by Aaron Portzline, is in the tweet below. The first year of the contract is a two-way deal and the second year of the contract is a one-way deal.
“Liam got off to a solid start last season in Cleveland and was playing well before he was injured and missed the final three months of the season,” GM Jarmo Kekalainen said in the team's release. “He is an elite skater. He’s worked very hard to solidify the other areas of his game and we believe Liam has a very bright future with our club.”
Foudy, 22, played in one game in the 2021-22 season and has played in 27 total regular-season games for the Jackets, recording five assists while playing 12:41 per game. In 10 career playoff games, all for the Jackets, he scored one goal and two points.
In the 2021-22 season, Foudy played 29 games for Columbus' AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, and scored seven goals and 19 points before suffering an upper-body injury that caused him to miss the final 39 games of the season. In 41 career AHL games, all with the Monsters, he has scored 10 goals and 35 points.