Rockets grab son of former NHLer in bantam draft

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KELOWNA – The Kelowna Rockets have picked the son of former NHLer Adam Foote with its first selection at the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft in Calgary.

Nolan Foote, a 6’1” and 150-lbs forward, was selected in the second round of the draft and 43rd overall.

“Nolan is the player we wanted all along,” Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton says in a media release. “We’re thrilled to get him.”

Hamilton traded the Rockets first round pick to Prince Albert as part of the trade for Leon Draisaitl earlier this year.

Nolan Foote is the second of Adam Foote’s sons the Rockets have drafted, according to the release. The team picked defenceman Cal Foote in the second round of the 2013 Bantam Draft and he was at the Rockets training camp last year.

Meanwhile Kelowna players Mitchell Prowse and Eli Zummack were the first local players to be picked up in the draft Thursday morning, both going in the second round. Prowse went 35th overall to Victoria while Zummack went 36th overall to Red Deer.

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