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Adam Foote

Born:July 10, 1971Draft:1989 Nordiques #22 Overall
Hometown:Toronto, OntarioPosition:Defense
Known For:Two Stanley CupsShoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Vancouver Canucks (Asst. Coach)

Adam David Vernon Foote (born July 10, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman and current assistant coach of the Vancouver Canucks. He is also the former head coach of the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. He was best known for his physical presence and gritty play as a stay-at-home defenseman.

Foote was drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) 22nd overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques. He began his National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Nordiques in 1991–92 before relocating with the franchise to the Colorado Avalanche, where he won two Stanley Cups in 1996 and 2001. In 2005, Foote signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, where he served as team captain for three seasons. He then returned to the Avalanche in 2008 via trade, where he would eventually complete his playing career. Foote was the last active NHL player from the Quebec Nordiques. Internationally, Foote won a gold medal in 2002 Winter Olympics and a World Cup championship in 2004 with Team Canada.

Adam Foote Quebec Nordiques
Adam Foote, Quebec Nordiques (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
February 26, 2008Columbus Blue JacketsColorado AvalancheFirst-Round Pick
(Lucas Sbisa)
Fourth-Round Pick
(David Savard)

Adam Foote Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • OHL First All-Star Team (1991)
  • Stanley Cup Winner (1996, 2001)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (2002)
  • World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (2004)
  • World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal (1996)
  • No, 5 Jersey Retired By Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (March 15, 2012)
  • No. 52 Jersey Retired By Colorado Avalanche (Nov. 2, 2013)