September 22, 2017
Walleye sign veteran forward Foster
Former BGSU Falcon forward Alex Foster has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2017-18 season.
Foster played two seasons for Bowling Green from 2004-2006 with a total of 82 points (18G, 63A) over 72 contests including a massive 51 points (11G, 40A) during the 2005-06 season. The Canton, Michigan native went on to start his start his professional career that following year that has included a three game stint in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2007-08 season.
“Alex has a tremendous skill set that he has displayed for many years at elite levels,” said Head Coach Dan Watson. “He has been a proven scorer and his playmaking skills will be a big piece in our attempt to bring a championship to Toledo. Alex brings great leadership to our team that is evident by his being an assistant and a captain in the AHL for Toronto.”
The 5’11”, 195 pound forward appeared in 312 AHL games over six seasons with the Toronto Marlies that saw him post 150 points (58G, 92A) with a plus 8 rating. He picked up career bests with 18 goals, 28 assists and 46 points with a plus 17 rating during the 2017-18 season. Starting with the 2011-12 season, Foster started playing in Europe including a 36 game stint last season with Belfast (10G, 18A). In total, Foster has appeared in 601 professional games with 116 goals and 203 assists.
“Adding Foster gives us five veterans heading into our training camp,” says Watson. “We have one, maybe two veterans with some lingering physical issues. If all five veterans are healthy and ready to go at the start of the season, then I’ll have a decision to make.”