St. Louis Blues prospect Erik Foley.

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Blues Prospect Erik Foley Is Self-Described 'Offensive Power Forward'

The St. Louis Blues 20-year-old forward came to St. Louis via trade last season for Paul Stastny.

June 27, 2018 - 2:51 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - There's no chip on Erik Foley's shoulder and he's not out to get the organization that traded him away. The St. Louis Blues 20-year-old forward prospect says he harbors no hard feeling for the Winnipeg Jets, who traded him at last year's deadline for Paul Stastny. 

"They wanted to make a playoff push and they got a really good player in Paul," Foley says. "It's just a part of the game and I'm just happy St. Louis wanted me." 

At then end of the 2017-18 NHL season, Erik Foley quietly had his first taste of the Blues organization. He was still resting after suffering a concussion in the quarterfinal of the NCAA Men's Hockey Championship, playing for the Providence Friars, when he was with the Blues for the final couple weeks of the season. 

He says he met just about the entire Blues roster and they gave him a little warning. 

"They say it's hard to get there, but it's even harder to stay," Foley says. "Once you get there just try to keep working hard." 

In local media's first chance to chat with the Foley, who was a a third-round pick of the Jets in 2015 and leading scorer for the Friars last year (16 goals, 19 assists), he was asked which current pro he tries to model his game after. 

"Evander Kane," Foley says, talking about the Buffalo Sabers 26-year-old forward who had 54-points last year. 

Foley says he plays a similar style, not flashy, but more "run and gun" like Kane. 

"I'm an offensive power forward," Foley says. "I like to work from the wall out, get the puck at the wall and spin off someone then take it to the net. I like to create offense from there and use my body, be heavy and use my shot as well."