Foligno set a career high with 47 points last year, but had struggled with inconsistency throughout his career with the team. Despite looking good on the second line with center Kyle Turris and deity Daniel Alfredsson, Foligno also saw significant time on the fourth line. He was expected to face a challenge for the spot by forward Jakob Silfverberg, who had an outstanding season in the SEL, leading his team to the championship as captain and taking home both the regular season and playoffs MVP awards.
Methot is a large defensive defenseman, and should start the season as Erik Karlsson's new partner.
|2011 - Marc Methot
Here's a quick look at Methot by SBNation: