TAMPA BAY, FL – Throughout the year, tampabaylightning.com will periodically talk to Lightning players or coaches to get their first-hand account of a critical moment from the season or just what’s on their mind currently.
In this installment, we hear from Nolan Foote, who was selected by the Lightning in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, joining his older brother Cal, a 2017 first round pick of the Bolts, in the organization. Nolan Foote comes to the Lightning from the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, where he recorded nearly a point a game during the 2018-19 season with 36 goals and 63 points in 66 regular season games. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound power forward is an attractive prospect for the Lightning, Tampa Bay assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting Al Murray saying Foote has a NHL shot right now in an interview after the prospect’s selection. “It’s a quick release. It’s a hard shot,” Murray said from the Rogers Arena draft floor. “He’s a big body who plays with an edge. He’s a good skater, and we think he’s got room to improve.”