By: Lucky Ngamwajasat
OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired defenseman Adam Fox from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for the Blueshirts’ own second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. pic.twitter.com/wU7O07EOXx
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 30, 2019
To NY #Rangers:
D Adam Fox (signing rights)
To Carolina #Hurricanes:
2019 2nd RD pick (NYR)
2020 3rd RD pick (NYR) conditional*
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) April 30, 2019
The 21-year-old defenseman from Jericho recorded 9 goals and 39 assists for 48 points during an impressive season for the Harvard Crimson, averaging 1.45 points per game this season. He also reached 100 career points and is the first junior defenseman to reach that milestone since Justin Schultz did it during the 2011-12 campaign.
A past contributor to MSGNetworks.com, prospect analyst Steve Kournianos gave a scouting report on Fox’s game.
— Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) April 30, 2019
Other hockey watchers, such as Mike Grinnell of the Spittin’ Chicklets Podcast, believe the Blueshirts have just added a rising star to their group of defensemen.
Adam Fox is only defenseman in college hockey over last 20 years to average over a point and a half per game. The Rangers just got an absolute stud.
— Mike Grinnell (@MikeGrinnell_) April 30, 2019
Here’s an interesting fact discovered by European-based Rangers fan @StatBoy_Steven:
— Stat Boy (@StatBoy_Steven) April 30, 2019
Dimitri Filipovic of Yahoo and ESPN argues that the price the Rangers paid for Fox was worth paying.
Adam Fox was almost certainly going to eventually sign there anyways, but when you’ve banked 30 picks in a 3 year span like the Rangers have you can afford to give up a couple just to make sure
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) April 30, 2019
Here are some of the highlights from Fox’s outstanding season from Harvard.
Despite the trade for Fox, the Rangers still have a plethora of picks heading into this year’s NHL Draft and could still have as many as three first-round picks if the Dallas Stars reach the Western Conference Finals. (image courtesy of CapFriendly)