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79. Adam Foote

One of the most interesting Hall of Fame cases has to belong to that of Adam Foote, a player who was never an All Star in his professional career, and never finished higher than tenth in Norris Trophy voting.  Despite this, there is no doubt that Foote carried significant value for every team that he played on and what he did would never really reflect in a boxscore. 

Foote was a traditional stay-at-home blueiner and while many hockey players are described as having grit, Foote might have been the literal definition of it.  His play balanced powerful offences and he was a vital part of the Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup in both 1996 and 2001.  Foote would five times be asked to represent Canada in major international tournaments; the Olympics three times and the World Cup of Hockey twice.  Foote owns a Gold Medal in both the Olympics and the World Cup and that does help elevate a resume that was never considered good enough to be an All Star.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Quebec Nordiques
  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Team Canada (Olympics 1998, 2002 & 2006 Olympics, World Cup of Hockey 1996 & 2004)

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Colorado Avalanche 1996 & 2001)  
    Olympic Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 2002)
    World Cup of Hockey Gold Medal (1) (Canada, 2004)
    World Cup of Hockey Silver Medal (1) (Canada, 1996)

Should Adam Foote be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 67.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 9.6%
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