2020 Chicago Blackhawks Draft Profile: Jean-Luc Foudy
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Blackhawks have a second-round pick at this coming draft that they can use to bring in a potential asset in the coming years. One such player to have your eyes on might be Jean-Luc Foudy.
Before we dive into what Foudy has to offer to the Blackhawks I think it is important to note a few things. First off, things are going to change a lot before the NHL draft. While Foudy might be low on the draft profile and where he stands, things can change quickly. Secondly, we are looking at where these players could end up five years down the line if everything works out and they project the right way.
The Blackhawks have had a number of players not live up to their full potential in the past, and we are assuming that it does not happen again. So with that all behind us, let’s look at what Foudy has to offer the Blackhawks if they decide to draft him in the coming 2020 NHL draft.
Height: 5 Foot 11
Weight: 168 pounds
Team: Windsor Spitfires
Projected Draft Position:
Right now, Elite Prospects has Foudy ranked 52nd amongst his peers in the 2020 draft class. That has Foudy falling in the middle of the second round, if not later in the draft. However, some other previews have him going towards the beginning of the second round.
Foudy’s stock in the eyes of scouts has dropped since the beginning of the season, and there are many different areas from which he can improve his game. I think with a little size built on in the gym, Foudy could be a great NHL player someday. Foudy does have a brother, Liam, who is currently under contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus drafted him 18th overall in 2018.
Fit With Blackhawks:
If the Chicago Blackhawks have Jean-Luc Foudy still on the board when their second or third-round pick hits the clock at the 2020 NHL draft I think the team should pull the trigger and bring him into the organization. It is important to note, I do not think he will still be available. If the Blackhawks were able to pull in a late first-round pick when they traded away Gustafsson or Lehner then Foudy would have been a great addition in the late first round. However, that is not the case.
The Blackhawks have a great group of players in their organization, and Foudy is another example of a great player. Just listen to him talk about his goals outside of hockey.
There are still a lot of prospects to talk about before the NHL draft. If you have a player you want us to mention before the draft feel free to let us know in the comments!