Report: Adam Foote leaving coaching role with Avalanche

Former Colorado Avalanche defenceman Adam Foote speaks at a ceremony to retire his number 52 jersey. (Chris Schneider/AP)

Former defenceman Adam Foote is reportedly moving on from the Colorado Avalanche organization, according to BSN Denver’s Adrian Dater.

Foote, who has been spending time working with the Avalanche as a defensive coach since retiring in 2011, is stepping away from his development role to spend more time with his family, according to Dater.

The longtime NHLer’s son Callan was drafted 14th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning this summer after a breakout campaign with the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets. Foote’s other son, 16-year-old Nolan, also suits up for the Rockets.

The elder Foote spent 17 years in the Avalanche organization as a player, dating all the way back to the team’s days as the Quebec Nordiques, while also suiting up for a brief three-year stint in Columbus. He amassed 308 points and 1534 penalty minutes through 1154 career tilts.

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