Although Blackhawks prospect Parker Foo had one year of eligibility remaining at Union College, he won’t be playing his senior season there. Instead, Kunlun Red Star of the KHL announced (Twitter link) that they’ve signed the winger to a two-year contract.
The 22-year-old was a fifth-round pick (144th overall) of Chicago back in 2017 following a strong season and dominant playoffs with Brooks of the AJHL. However, that offensive prowess hasn’t carried over to the NCAA ranks as he hasn’t become a go-to scorer through his first three seasons there. This year, Foo was limited to just 20 games due to injury where he picked up three goals and four assists.
While the contract is for two seasons, that won’t affect his timeline to be signed to an entry-level deal. The Blackhawks will hold Foo’s rights until August 15, 2021 which means that he’ll still have a year left in China by the time he needs to sign. At this point, he’d need a strong showing overseas to earn that contract but at the very least, he’ll get to play with his brother Spencer Foo, a former Calgary prospect as he too signed a two-year deal to remain with Kunlun.