VANCOUVER, BC – Nolan Foote and his older brother, Callan, dreamed of this possibility but never expected it to actually happen.
So when the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Nolan with the No. 27 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on Friday, it brought on a flood of emotions. It meant the Foote brothers have the opportunity to be NHL teammates.
The Lightning selected Callan with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.
“Cal and I sharing that moment together was awesome,” Nolan said. “Then, hugging my mom and my dad is a dream come true.”
Nolan, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound forward, and Callan, a 6-4, 221-pound defenseman, are the sons of former NHL defenseman Adam Foote, who won the Stanley Cup twice with the Colorado Avalanche and played 19 seasons with Colorado, the Quebec Nordiques and Columbus Blue Jackets.