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Massive Surprise on Waivers Today: Former First-Round Pick is Officially Available to Kent Hughes and the Canadiens for Free

Published December 7, 2023 at 2:03 PM
BY AARON

In a surprising turn of events in the NHL, Nashville Predators' head coach Andrew Brunette confirmed that former first-round pick Liam Foudy has been placed on waivers, making him available to all teams in the league.

"Nashville Predators head coach Andrew Brunette confirmed at morning practice that Liam Foudy is subjected to NHL waivers. He has collected 3 assists and 7 shots on goal in 12 games with an average ice time of 10:08 per match." - Michael Gallagher

This development is unexpected, especially since Foudy was claimed by Nashville only a few weeks ago.

Drafted 18th overall in the 2018 draft, the 23-year-old forward has struggled to adapt to the NHL level, amassing only 7 goals and 15 assists (22 points) in 102 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators.


Despite his challenges, Foudy's talent is undeniable, and he was once seen as a high-quality prospect. It will be interesting to see if any general managers decide to claim him within the next 24 hours.

Although he only played 12 games with the Predators, Foudy seems to have made a positive impression on his new coach, who had praised his contributions.

"It's hard to come into a team that already has extra players. He brings a lot of speed, and I would like to see him go down to the AHL to improve his finishing and strength. If he isn't claimed, I will be very happy to have him in the organization. I really like this kid, and I like his speed." - Andrew Brunette

It remains to be seen if Liam Foudy will remain a member of the Nashville Predators after 2 PM tomorrow or if he will join a third team this season.


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Massive Surprise on Waivers Today: Former First-Round Pick is Officially Available to Kent Hughes and the Canadiens for Free

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