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Kurtis Foster

Kurtis Foster  #3

Defenseman
NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: November 24, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Carp, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: CGY / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (40th overall)
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (2004) Rights traded to Atlanta by Calgary with Jeff Cowan for Petr Buzek and Atlanta's 6th round choice (Adam Pardy) in 2004 Entry Draft, December 18, 2001. Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta for Niclas Havelid, June 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 4, 2005. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to leg injury vs. San Jose, March 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2010. Traded to Anaheim by Edmonton for Andy Sutton, July 1, 2011. Traded to New Jersey by Anaheim with Timo Pielmeier for Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and New Jersey's 7th round choice (Jaycob Megna) in 2012 Entry Draft, December 12, 2011. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey with Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft and New Jerszey's 3rd round choice ((later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Eamon McAdam) in 2013 Entry Draft for Marek Zidlicky, February 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), July 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (KHL), June 27, 2014.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL