A Calgary Flames farmhand is reportedly headed overseas with the goal of taking part in the next winter Olympics.
Spencer Foo is joining the KHL’s Kunlun Red Star, giving him a chance to play for China in the 2022 Games, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
Foo spent this past season with the AHL’s Stockton Heat after playing 62 games with the team, and four with the Flames in 2017-18.
The 25-year-old forward posted 17 goals and 38 points over 67 contests with Stockton in 2018-19.
Calgary signed Foo out of Union College as an undrafted free agent in June 2017. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, an annual honor given to the NCAA’s top men’s hockey player, following a stellar 2016-17 campaign.
The NHL didn’t participate in the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and it’s unclear whether the league’s players will be allowed to return to the grandest international stage for the Beijing games in 2022.
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