Kurtis Foster
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 5"
BIRTHDATE: 11/24/1981
DRAFTED: CGY: 2000-40 overall
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (2004) Rights traded to Atlanta by Calgary with Jeff Cowan for Petr Buzek and Atlanta's 6th round pick (Adam Pardy) in 2004 NHL Draft, December 18, 2001. Traded to Anaheim by Atlanta for Niclas Havelid, June 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 4, 2005. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to leg injury vs. San Jose, March 20, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 1, 2010. Traded to Anaheim by Edmonton for Andy Sutton, July 1, 2011. Traded to New Jersey by Anaheim with Timo Pielmeier for Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and New Jersey's 7th round pick (Jaycob Megna) in 2012 NHL Draft, December 12, 2011. Traded to Minnesota by New Jersey with Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, Washington's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 NHL Draft and New Jersey's 3rd round pick ((later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Eamon McAdam) in 2013 NHL Draft for Marek Zidlicky, February 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), October 23, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Zagreb (KHL), July 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (KHL), June 27, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germay), December 30, 2014.
2010-11: Appeared in his eighth NHL season, his first with Edmonton… scored 8-14=22 points with 45 PIM in 74 contests…among Oilers defensemen, ranked third in scoring and first in goals…his five PPG ranked tied for second among all Edmonton skaters…had four multi-point games on the season (one multi-assist)…collected 3-3=6 points in his final seven games of the regular season…in the club’s regular season finale, scored 1-1=2 points, including a PPG, Apr. 10 @ COL…also registered a multi-point game (1-1=2), Apr. 2 @ VAN…had a season-high three-game point streak (2-1=3), Feb. 19-23…also had a career-tying two-game goal streak (2-0=2), Feb. 22-23…collected his 100th NHL assist, Feb. 12 vs. OTT…recorded his first multi-point game of the season (0-2=2) and had a +3 rating on Oct. 29 @ CHI…scored his first goal of the season, Oct. 26 @ CGY.

Kurtis and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Peterborough, Ontario in the offseason…the couple has one son, Jackson…his hobbies include golf and baseball…says his most memorable moment away from the rink was getting married…lists his dad as the person who most inspired his hockey career…names Michael Jordan as the one person he would most like to meet...lists Nickelback and Kid Rock as artists he listens to…lists “Seinfeld” as his favorite television show and “Wedding Crashers” as his favorite movie…his favorite food is pizza.