The impressive offseason for Adam Fox continues as the New York Rangers defenseman was named the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award winner on Wednesday.
New York Rangers’ rookie defenseman Adam Fox was the winner of the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award as the top rookie in training camp The announcement was made on Wednesday.
Past winners of the Sjoberg award include Dominic Moore, Henrik Lundqvist, Brandon Dubinsky, Oscar Lindberg, Carl Hagelin and Jesper Fast
Fox was obtained at the conclusion of last season in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The defenseman played three seasons with Harvard University where he earned high honors prior to signing an entry-level contract with the Blueshirts in May.
- ECAC All-Rookie Team (2017)
- ECAC First All-Team (2017, 2018)
- NCAA East First All-American Team (2017, 2018)
The team had high hopes of him making the team and he proved them right with a stellar performance beginning with the Traverse City Prospect tournament.
Fox took that momentum into a training camp where he was able to secure a top-six position with the club. The defenseman played a smart hockey game, minimizing mistakes while displaying strong hockey smarts as he competed to make the team.
He was named to the opening night roster on Monday.
The 21-year-old practiced alongside Marc Staal this week and is expected to be paired with him when the team opens up the 2019-2020 season against the Winnipeg Jets Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.