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July 10: Two-time Stanley Cup winner Adam Foote is born

Defenseman won championships with Avalanche in 1996, 2000

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1971: Defenseman Adam Foote is born in Toronto. Foote is taken by the Quebec Nordiques with the No. 22 pick in the 1989 NHL Draft, joins them in 1991 and helps the franchise, which relocates to Denver and becomes the Colorado Avalanche, win the Stanley Cup in 1996 and 2000. He plays with Colorado until 2005-06, joins the Columbus Blue Jackets for two-plus seasons but returns to the Avalanche in 2008 and remains until his retirement after the 2010-11 season. He finishes his NHL career with 308 points (66 goals, 242 assists) in 1,154 games, and is the last member of the Nordiques to play in the League. 

The Avalanche retire his No. 52 on Nov. 2, 2013. His son Cal Foote, a defenseman, is taken by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 draft.



1948: Chico Resch, who won the Stanley Cup with the New York Islanders in 1980, is born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Resch played 571 NHL games with the Islanders, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers and had a career record of 206-177-77 with a 3.22 goals-against average and .886 save percentage.

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