1OB Prospect Report: Liam Foudy Impresses In Early Stages of OHL Season

By Paul Berthelot on October 15, 2018 at 1:07 pm
Liam Foudy celebrates scoring a pre-season goal for the Blue Jackets

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When the Blue Jackets selected Liam Foudy in the first round this summer, one thing was certain: he can skate.

Throughout development camp and training camp, his speed was evident. The questions with Foudy were whether or not the rest of his game would catch up to feet (skates?).

If this goal from the weekend is any indication, his development is coming along nicely.

Foudy scored twice more on Sunday and now has six goals and one assist in seven games so far this season. Foudy doesn’t have that sniper shot that Oliver Bjorkstrand had when he tore up the WHL, but he has a nose for the net and cashes in on a lot of rebounds.

Also have a good weekend were the Jackets' top two NCAA prospects, Carson Meyer and Andrew Peeke.

Meyer, making his Ohio State debut after transferring from Miami (Ohio), had a goal and an assist against Arizona State. After everything Meyer, a Powell native, has gone through it was great to not only see him back on the ice but having success. Meyer is going to be an interesting player to follow, and there's still so much unknown with him.

At Notre Dame, we know quite a bit about their captain. Not known for his offensive prowess, Peeke was putting up points over the weekend. In two games he racked up four assists – which is a strong start considering he'd only put up 14 points in the last three seasons. Hopefully this opening weekend was a sign of an offensive step taken by Peeke, as a strong year at both ends of the rink would go a long way toward his NHL prospects.

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