The New York Rangers send two draft picks to acquire Jericho native Adam Fox from the Carolina Hurricanes.
The waiting is over. Adam Fox is coming home.
After a year of being linked to the New York Rangers, Adam Fox has finally been dealt to the Blueshirts. Fox entered the league as a 2016 third round draft pick by the Calgary Flames. He was later shipped to the Carolina Hurricanes last summer in the blockbuster trade that included Noah Hanifin, Dougie Hamilton and Elias Lindholm.
Fox was not interested in signing with either Calgary or Carolina. Instead, his desire to play for his hometown team held strong.
Fox’s 2019 options were to either return to college at Harvard or hope Carolina traded his rights. It was previously reported that the Rangers would be the team he’d be most likely to sign with.
Rather than waiting for Fox to hit unrestricted free agency next summer, the Blueshirts decided to act now and bring in Fox for the 2019-2020 campaign.
In exchange for the rights to Adam Fox, Jeff Gorton sent a 2019 second round pick and a 2020 conditional third round pick to Carolina. The 2020 draft pick will become a second round pick if Fox plays in more than 30 games next season.
The Rangers had to pay a hefty price, but they just added an impact player.
The 5-foot-10 offensive defenseman is coming off of a terrific season for the Harvard Crimson. Fox, a Hobey Baker finalist, tallied a whopping 48 points in 33 contests. The 21-year-old offensive defenseman should have an instant impact, as he should provide immediate aide to New York’s struggling defense.
The Rangers’ rebuild continues to move forward. There is a lot to be excited about on Broadway.