Nolan Foote at NHL combine

Kelowna Rockets' forward Nolan Foote awaits more fitness testing in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday.

Nolan Foote did not receive all the answers to this test.

The 18-year-old Kelowna Rockets' left-winger was in Buffalo, N.Y., on the weekend at the NHL Scouting Combine.

He told that he received good advice from his older brother, Cal, and his dad, Adam, on what to expect—but there were no shortcuts on offer.

"My brother and my dad have given me lots of advice about the draft and the combine," said Foote. "Cal's advice was some of the questions to expect from teams and how to handle myself in interviews. My dad's advice was to have a good time and enjoy it, it only happens once."

Cal is a Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick playing in the team's minor-league system. Adam, of course, is the Rockets' head coach and veteran of more than 1,154 NHL games and a Stanley Cup champion.

Foote atteded the combine with fellow Rockets Dillon Hamaliuk, Kaedan Korczak and Lassi Thomson. They were four of 15 WHL players among 103 players in total, with 40 Canadian Hockey League representatives.

The combine allowed NHL clubs to interview and assess players as they completed various fitness and medical evaluations ahead of the NHL draft in Vancouver on June 21 and 22.

Hamaliuk only participated in the interview and medical portion of the combine as he continues to recover from an injury.

The top 25 results from 18 fitness tests have been released to the public.

Korczak lead the way for the Rockets placing in the top 25 of 11 tests.

"The fitness tests were a good experience," said Korczak, a six-foot-three, 192-pound defenceman. "I worked really hard the last couple of weeks; I felt prepared going into it today. The combine gave me the chance to meet some the guys that I've played against for years; it was pretty cool to spend some time and get to know them."

Rockets Results at the combine:

Aerobic Fitness: Test Duration

T14. Kaedan Korczak, 14:10

Aerobic Fitness: VO2max (ml/kg/min)

T6. Nolan Foote, 56.0

Agility & Balance: Pro Agility - Left time (sec)

2. Korczak, 4.26

Agility & Balance: Pro Agility - Right time (sec)

9. Korczak, 4.42

Anaerobic Fitness: - Mean Power Output (watts/kg)

T7. Foote, 11.0

T8. Korczak, 10.9

Anaerobic Fitness: - Peak Power Output (watts/kg)

T14. Foote - 15.1

Anthropometry: Wing Span (inches)

T8. Foote, 78.00

Body Composition Juhasz % Body Fat

T13. Foote, 8.05

14. Dillon Hamaliuk, 8.08

FMS: Total FMS Score

T2. Lassi Thomson, 17

T3. Foote, 16

Vertical Jump (inches)

13. Korczak, 21.82

Squat Jump (inches)

T5. Korczak, 17.95

No Arm Jump (inches)

5. Korczak, 20.8

Left Hand Grip (lbs)

T3. Korczak, 150

Right Hand Grip (lbs)

2. Korczak, 165

6. Foote, 145

Standing Long Jump (inches)

21. Korczak, 108.0

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