(March 8, 2006) -- John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that free agent forward Alex Foster has been signed to a contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition, the club also announced that Foster has been assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
Foster, a 21-year-old native of Canton, Michigan, led Bowling Green State University in scoring this season collecting 51 points (11 goals, 40 assists) with 40 penalty minutes in 38 games played. Heading into last weekend's playoffs, Foster was one of just five players in the NCAA to record over 50 points this season. Foster also scored at least one point in 30 of the 38 games he played in.
Foster was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Month in November after scoring 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in eight games played.
During two seasons at Bowling Green State University, Foster posted 82 points (19 goals, 63 assists) in 72 games.
Alex's father, Dwight, played in 541 NHL games over 10 seasons (1977-87) with the Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies and Detroit Red Wings.