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Foote signs entry-level contract with Lightning

Forward was No. 27 pick in 2019 NHL Draft

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Nolan Foote signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old forward, the No. 27 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, had 63 points (36 goals, 27 assists) in 66 games this season for Kelowna of the Western Hockey League, leading the team in goals and power-play goals (17).

Foote (6-foot-3, 188 pounds), who has 138 points (68 goals, 70 assists) in three seasons in the WHL, is the younger brother of defenseman Callan Foote, selected by the Lightning with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, and son of Adam Foote, a former defenseman who played 19 seasons in the NHL.

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