After telling teams he wanted to take a little time off and think about his decision fully, NCAA free agent Spencer Foo has now met with five different teams. Ken Campbell of The Hockey News reports that he could make his decision as soon as this weekend, and that interested teams still include Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Edmonton among others.
Foo was a Hobey Baker finalist in this his junior season with Union College, and was named to the All-American first team after scoring 62 points in 38 games. His teammate Mike Vecchione already signed with Philadelphia, and Foo could follow him there soon to join fellow Union alum Shayne Gostisbehere. He’s also been linked to Calgary in the past, attending development camp with the Flames last summer. In 2015, the San Jose Sharks hosted him at their own development camp, though there has been no recent link between the two sides.
The Edmonton-born forward—who grew up an Oilers fan—was an offensive force during his junior season, and at 22 will progress rapidly through whichever system eventually signs him. Like Vecchione, there has been some debate over whether he could handle the center ice position in professional hockey, with his most likely landing spot on the right wing. With speed to burn and a nose for the net he’ll try to follow the example set by fellow undrafted college player Conor Sheary and find success early in his pro career.