Now that he is healthy enough to return to action, Liam Foudy has been assigned to the London Knights of the OHL. The Columbus Blue Jackets’ prospect was recently named co-captain for the Knights, so this assignment should come as no surprise to fans.
Still, Foudy getting healthy is an important step for the young forward as he continues his development. Selected 18th overall in 2018, he was a project player that was picked because of his athletic profile more than his actual game results up to that point. Foudy had only recorded 57 points in 140 OHL games when he was picked, but exceeded that total in 2018-19 by tallying 42 goals and 80 points in 73 games for the Knights.
After getting into eight AHL playoff games with the Cleveland Monsters, the Blue Jackets have high hopes for Foudy’s eventual ceiling as a top-six forward in the NHL. Elite skating ability and off-the-charts athleticism makes him an extremely difficult player to defend against, something that could make him one of the top players in the OHL this season.