With a resume that boasts 19 NHL seasons, two Stanley Cups, an Olympic Gold Medal, and a World Cup championship – there’s little left for Adam Foote to accomplish in his hockey career. Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports that Colorado Avalanche captain Adam Foote will announce his retirement from the NHL on Friday.

Foote is currently sidelined with a, ahem, foot injury. The Avalanche have three games remaining in the schedule, including two contests at home on Friday and Sunday. Whether he’s able to suit up or not, it should be expected that the Avalanche will send him off in grand fashion.

Having spent all but three of his 20 NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques , Adam Foote ranks among the franchise’s all-time greats. Foote has worn the ‘C’ in Colorado for the past two seasons, and served as captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets for most of his three-year tenure there.

Adam Foote is the only active NHLer to have played for the Quebec Nordiques. Several notable current players such as Milan Hejduk, Chris Drury and Tim Thomas were drafted when the Avalanche were the Nordiques, but never suited up for the team in Quebec.

Comments (2)

  1. What about Owen Nolan, not retired, obviously waiting until the last possible moment to start a Brett Farve like comeback.

    Dude is still rockin’ it in Zurich, which sounds like more of a vacation than anything.

  2. Obviously you cannot read can you Irish Boy… He said the last active NHL’er. Chris Simon, Owen Nolan and Martin Ruchinksy no longer play in the NHL and so do not count. Foote was the last of the Nordiques to play in the NHL and now that he is leaving, there is no one left. No one in their right mind thinks Owen Nolan or Ruchinsky have a shot at coming back.

    I’m just sad as a Nordiques and Av’s fan.

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