Top NCAA free agent Spencer Foo has shortened his list of teams he wants to sign with, and the Edmonton Oilers are still on it.
Along with Edmonton, the Vegas Golden Knights, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly also among Foo’s potential teams. He will reportedly make a decision between the expansion draft and the start of free agency.
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The Oilers would be fortunate to land a deal with Foo, who would add a lot to the lineup. He can play either right wing or centre, both areas where Edmonton needs to add depth. Foo has also shown outstanding offensive ability and has top-six potential.
The 23-year-old turned many heads this past season, posting 26 goals and 62 points through 38 games with Union College this past season. Not only was he an outstanding playmaker, but he showed that he can score goals and take charge. An outstanding skater with great on-ice vision, Foo is able to play a solid game and add offensive edge.
In the past year, the Oilers have had outstanding success with NCAA free agents. Drake Cagguila has been an outstanding addition to the Oilers lineup, filling out the bottom-six and finding his offensive edge late in the season. Matthew Benning has flourished into a potential top-four defender and has added depth and puck-moving acumen to the right side of the Oilers’ defence corps. Nick Ellis has shined in Bakersfield and has taken over as the starter at the AHL level.
With the amount of NCAA signees that have had success with the Oilers organization, Edmonton may be able to attract Foo to sign here. Of course, dependent on how the expansion draft goes, the Oilers may have to address missing pieces, and signing Foo would be a start.