Nolan Foote always has to be on his toes.
At the rink or at home, there's always a lesson to be learned by the 2019 NHL Draft eligible 18-year-old forward.
It's the standard when you're the son of former NHL defenseman Adam Foote, who pulls double-duty as both father and coach.
"He's non-stop giving advice and I love it," Nolan Foote said. "There will be an NHL game on at home and he'll rewind it and just show me that play or whatever it is. Growing up with the rink in the backyard, he was always shooting pucks with me when he had time. He was always trying to improve my game. I can't thank him enough for that. Now he's on the bench. It's great."
Adam, who had 308 points (66 goals, 242 assists) in 1,154 NHL games with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets and twice won the Stanley Cup (1996, 2001), was hired by Kelowna of the Western Hockey League on Oct. 23 -- early in Nolan's third season.
It wasn't without some careful consideration by Rockets owner, president and general manager Bruce Hamilton.