New York Rangers are wasting no time in strengthening their squad for the next NHL season. The Rangers announced on Thursday that they have signed Harvard’s defenseman Adam Fox on an entry-level contract.
Rangers managed to get Fox, who was 66th overall pick in 2016, in a trade with Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday by sending a second-round pick in this year and a conditional third-round choice in 2020 in exchange.
“This is a player that not only did we watch for the (2016) draft and for the last couple years since the draft, but now he looks like a player who’s ready to come out and be a pro and push to make our team,” – said NY Rangers’ general manager Jeff Gorton. “The biggest thing is the skill. We’re trying, as we move this thing forward and rebuild the team, we’re looking at players that can make a difference, and this guy has high-end skill. He can really move a puck, his power-play ability is really good, he can run a power play, he has always played well in big games.”
Adam Fox will enter the NHL after a successful 2018-19 season with Harvard University in which he contributed with nine goals and 39 assists. Fox was also a part of United States’ national team on 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship where he took part in winning the bronze medal.
It’s definitely a pretty special opportunity,” – said Fox after inking a deal with the Rangers. “Having been to enough games in the crowd and then being able to play on the ice – it’s always special. Hopefully, I’ll be fortunate enough to put on a Rangers jersey and play on that ice.”