Cal Foote Signs One-Year Deal with Devils

NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Devils announced today that the team signed free-agent defenseman Cal Foote to a one-year, two-way contract worth $800,000 at the NHL level and $350,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level ($450,000 guaranteed) for 2023-24. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.

Foote, 24, finished the 2022-23 season with the Predators, after he was traded to Nashville from Tampa Bay on Feb. 26, 2023. A righthanded shot, Foote played in 24 games with Nashville and another 26 with Tampa Bay, totaling seven points (2g-5a) and 63 PIM last season.

In total, Foote has played 141 career regular-season contests (5g-14a) since his NHL debut with Tampa Bay on Jan. 13, 2021, vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. The 6’5″, 225lbs. blueliner has also recorded 121 career PIM and five fighting majors at the NHL level. Foote was a member of the 2021 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning. During Tampa’s Cup run, Foote appeared in 13 playoff games, totaling two assists and averaging 11:29 time on ice per game.

Born Dec. 13, 1998, the Denver, CO native, was selected 14th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2017 NHL Draft. As a member of the Lightning franchise, he played parts of five seasons in the AHL with Syracuse from 2017-18 to 2021-22 and earned 64 career points (18g-46a) in 155 regular-season games. Before his professional career, he played his Junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets from 2015-16 to 2017-18 and was named team captain in his final WHL season. He led all Kelowna defensemen with 57 points (6g-51a) in 2016-17 and again in 2017-18 (19g-51a-70pts).

Cal Foote Traded to Predators for Tanner Jeannot

NASHVILLE, TN – The Nashville Predators are continuing their fire sale, as they have traded Tanner Jeannot to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Cal Foote, a 2025 first-round pick (top-10 protected), a 2024 second-round pick, a 2023 third-round pick, a 2023 fourth-round pick, and a 2023 fifth-round pick.

Lightning sign defenseman Cal Foote to two-year contract

TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Cal Foote to a two-year, one-way contract worth $850,000 AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Foote, 22, played in 35 games in his first NHL season with the Lightning, posting one goal and three points to go along with a +9 rating and 29 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 227-pound defenseman made his NHL debut in the Lightning’s season opening game this past season against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 13. Foote netted his first career NHL goal on January 30 against the Nashville Predators. He also skated in six games with the Syracuse Crunch in 2020-21, recording a goal and four points.

Foote scores first NHL goal to help Lightning defeat Predators

TAMPA BAY, FL – Cal Foote scored his first NHL goal, one of four second-period goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves for the Lightning (4-1-1).

Pekka Rinne made 29 saves for the Predators (4-4-0), who lost to the Lightning in regulation for the first time (9-1-2). Filip Forsberg had two assists.

Brannstrom and Foote Among NHL Network’s top 50 prospects

Experts from NHL Network unveiled their list of promising young players on the “NHL Tonight: Top 50 Prospects” program. Players age 25 and under who have played fewer than 25 NHL games (regular season/Stanley Cup Playoffs) were eligible.
KO Sports, Inc. and AMA clients Erik Brannstrom (Las Vegas, 2017 1st Round Draft pick) and Cal Foote (Tampa Bay, 2017 1st Round Draft pick) were among the top 50 named.

Cal Foote ready for training camp with Lightning

BRANDON, FL – Cal Foote never has to go far for advice on how to prepare for a career in the NHL.

The 19-year-old defenseman, who was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, just turns to his father, Adam, who played 19 NHL seasons and won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996 and 2001.

“We’re a hockey family through and through with my dad, my mom and my brother,” Foote said. “So we’re always talking about hockey and my dad is always there to tell us about his experiences in the NHL and offer advice on what we can do to be the best players we can be.”

Cal Foote shows why he is a huge prospect in AHL playoff debut

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Cal Foote is still only 19 years old.

Watching him play, it seems hard to believe, but the 14th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2017 National Hockey League Draft, still has room to grow both literally and figuratively.

Making his professional playoff debut for the Syracuse Crunch, the 6-foot-4, 212 pound defenseman — yes, he’s the son of Colorado Avalanche legend Adam Foote — led all skaters with five shots on goal in the Crunch’s convincing 6-2 win over the Rochester Americans in Game 1 of the American Hockey League North Division semifinals.

He showed a smoothness in both his game as a whole, but in particular his skating that are uncommon for someone his size, and seems to be on track to follow in the footsteps of his famous father to have a lengthy NHL career.

Lightning sign 2017 First Round Draft Pick Cal Foote to entry-level contract

TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Cal Foote to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Foote, 6-foot-4, 212 pounds, played in 60 regular season games for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League this season, recording 19 goals and 70 points. He led all Rockets blue-liners for goals, assists and points, while also ranking second overall on the team for plus/minus with a plus-31 rating. Foote also appeared in four playoff games as the Rockets lost to the Tri-City Americans in the first round of the WHL playoffs. He was second on the team for points with six.