Philadelphia Flyers College Free Agent Target: Spencer Foo

Philadelphia Flyers’ potential college free agent target Spencer Foo?

The 23-year-old right winger is a top college free agent.  Sam Carchidi of Philly.com says the Flyers have an interest in the pair – Spencer Foo, a Union College star, and Mike Vecchione. Foo plays on Vecchione’s right wing. Vecchione is a player the Philadelphia Flyers are expected to be first in line to sign.  Vecchione who attended development camp last summer is good friends with Shayne Gostisbehere, who is actively trying to sell him on joining the Flyers’ organization.

“Ghost” who never played with Foo, has connections in Union and don’t be surprised if he reaches out to persuade both Dutchmen forwards to join him in Philadelphia.

If Vecchione signs in Philadelphia could he sell Foo on coming with him? Foo is a junior and could return to Union next year when his brother Parker Foo will enter his freshman season there.

“One of the biggest reasons for the success is the chemistry that Foo has with his center, Vecchione. The two have been playing on the same line for the better part of three years now. -Joshua Seguin collegehockeynews.com 

Foo, in three years with the Union College Dutchmen, scored 47 goals along with 62 assists and 62 penalty minutes in 111 games played.  Foo spent three years in the Alberta Junior Hockey League before joining Union, scoring 40 goals for the Bonnyville Pontiacs in his final season.

Scouting report on Spencer Foo?

“He’s greasy,” Starman said. “He just does a lot of little things that are fun to watch. He’s got electric speed, hands, guts. He’s not afraid to try something difficult. He’s been good. He’s just fun to watch and he plays with an edge.”

“That consistency has been very important because it has allowed the younger players to see that through consistency breeds success,” Union coach Rick Bennett said. “Spencer is one of the hardest workers in practice each day. Hopefully, that resonates throughout the year and when he moves on. My hope is that my younger players emulate his work ethic and consistency.”- Joshua Seguin collegehockeynews.com 

Having the best season of his career, scoring 24 goals along with 35 assists in 36 games this year, Foo is in the running to be named a finalist for this year’s Hobey Baker. Foo ranked fourth in NCAA scoring.

The Edmonton, Alberta native is the ultimate team player that battles for the puck and can play on both the power play and penalty kill,  a coach’s dream while adding top college point production.

General Manger Ron Hextall would love to add both Foo and Vecchione to his organization and prospect pool. Will Foo receive offers to turn pro but return for his senior year and decline in order to finish his fourth year at Union with his brother? Ron Hextall hopes he can grab both Foo and Vecchione.