The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Liam Foudy to the roster on emergency recall from the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Foudy, 20, recorded two shots and a hit in 10:23 of ice time in his NHL debut on Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 6-2, 182-pound forward collected 20-24-44, 18 penalty minutes and is +28 in 33 games with London this season, serving as one of the club's co-captains. He is tied for the team lead in plus/minus and ranks second in points-per-game (1.33). In 218 career OHL games, he has racked up 89-78-167, 91 penalty minutes and a cumulative +66 plus/minus rating since 2016.
The Scarborough, Ontario native has represented Canada at several international competitions, including this year's IIHF World Junior Championship, where he picked up 3-1-4 in seven games and helped Canada capture the gold medal. He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 18th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Buffalo Sabres. Game time from KeyBank Center is 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game can also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 the Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.