New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox talked to Bill Pidto on “MSG 150” about his time at prospect camp and jump to the NHL.
Fox was drafted 66th overall in the third round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames. The next season, his rights were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes and it became evident that he was not willing to sign with them.
The Hurricanes decided to cut their losses and traded his rights to the Rangers for two draft picks in April.
In early May, Fox officially left Harvard University as he signed an entry-level contract with the Rangers. He then went on to play for Team USA at the World Championships this past May in Slovakia, and now is in Stamford, CT, wearing the sweater of the team he grew up watching as a kid.
Pidto asked Fox what motivated him to leave college and turn pro.
“The next step in my development was to turn pro, I felt the Rangers presented a good opportunity for mem to make that jump.”
Fox, along with his prospect teammates, will scrimmage for the remainder of the week. He will then head to his native Jericho, NY to continue his workouts with an emphasis on getting stronger and quicker, along with building up his strength, in order to compete in the NHL every day.
Fox has an excellent opportunity to grab a roster spot on defense and be on the ice for opening night Oct. 6 against Winnipeg at MSG.