Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s Top 25 Under 25 ranking. We had almost 100 submissions from Columbus Blue Jackets fans. Stay tuned as we count down the 25 highest voted players for the next month. Today, 18th ranked Liam Foudy.
18th out of 40 eligible players
Writer Rank: 21st
Reader Rank: 16th
Highest Placement: 3rd (1 vote)
Most Common Placement: 15th, 16th, and 18th (8 votes each)
2021 Rank: 13th (down 5)
Birthdate: February 4, 2000
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Weight: 187 lbs
Position: Center/Right Wing
Acquired: Drafted 18th overall in 2018
Liam Foudy only played 30 games total last season, missed the last three months of the season due to injury, and wasn’t too impressive in any of his appearances. He recorded a 7-12-19 stat line in 29 games with the Cleveland monsters, which is decent enough, but is a big downgrade from his 16 points in 12 games from the season before. He got one shot off, one hit thrown, and one goal against in his one game with the Blue Jackets this season, a 9-2 slaughtering at the hands of the Florida Panthers.
Foudy’s a bit hard to predict, as he’s still an elite skater, and has showed flashes of brilliance during the 2020 Playoff bubble, but has really struggled to impress since then. With the logjam of forwards in the system, expect Foudy to play most of the season in Cleveland, bearing any injuries or a complete resurgence with the Monsters.