Thursday, March 29, 2018

Foley latest to sign entry level contract with Blues

Power forward acquired in Stastny trade from Jets will report to 
San Antonio, gets three-year deal that begins with 2018-19 season

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues have added a fourth college player to their arsenal with the signing of power forward Erik Foley to a three-year entry-level contract on Thursday.

Foley's signing comes on the heels of the Blues inking two-year entry-level deals with forwards Nolan Stevens and Austin Poganski and free agent defenseman Mitch Reinke. 
(St. Louis Blues photo)
Erik Foley signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blues.

Foley, who just finished his junior season at Providence College, was acquired in the Feb. 26 trade deadline day deal with the Winnipeg Jets, along with a 2018 first-round pick, for center Paul Stastny.

Foley, 20, will report to San Antonio of the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout contract after undergoing a physical examination in St. Louis, and his entry level deal won't kick in until the 2018-19 season.

Foley, listed at 6-foot, 185 pounds, led the Friars with 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 38 regular-season games and was named to the Hockey East First All-Star team.

Foley played in 110 career games at Providence and finished with 88 points (38 goals, 50 assists). 

A Mansfield, Massachusetts native, Foley appeared in seven games with the UNited States at the 2016-17 World Junior Championships and helped the team capture the Gold Medal. 

Prior to his collegiate career, Foley spent a year with the United States Hockey League's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and was a teammate of Reinke's with the RoughRiders in 2014-15, where Foley was named to the league's all-rookie team.  

Foley was originally drafted by the Jets in the third round (78th pick) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

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