Foote, who won a gold medal for Canada in men's ice hockey at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, played 17 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche from 1991-2004 and again from 2007-2011 after the defenseman played three seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
During his National Hockey League career, Foote was known as an elite defensive defenseman, as he only notched 308 points in 1154 regular season games. But he was a career +99 including a +30 during the 2002-03 season with the Avalanche.
Foote, a native of Toronto, also won two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche in 1996 amd 2001. He joins Joe Sakic (19), Peter Forsberg (21), Patrick Roy (33) and Ray Bourque (77) as Avalanche players to have their numbers retired.
At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Foote had one goal in six games. His goal was the game winning goal for Canada in a narrow 3-2 win over Germany on February 17, 2002.