Adam Fox
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New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox grew up a fan of the New York Mets and their third baseman David Wright.

As New York Rangers fans know, defenseman Adam Fox grew up on Long Island, in Jericho. He actually grew up a fan of the team, and now gets to play for his childhood team.

However, like most kids growing up, Fox didn’t only root for hockey teams. Sitting down with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Fox also revealed that he was a fan of the New York Mets and the New York Jets.

In fact, he went on to praise a specific player who wasn’t a hockey player. He said, “I was a big fan of David Wright.” He also added that he admires NBA stars Steph Curry and LeBron James, and golfer Brooks Koepka.

Wright is an excellent role model for any young player in New York, as he was a consummate professional from the time he entered the league until he retired. He was also incredibly effective, producing numbers that could have potentially put him on a Hall of Fame track until he was forced to retire due to back and neck injuries.

Fox also spoke about other topics with Serby during the interview, including how it feels to see his parents at the games. He went to Harvard University and now plays at Madison Square Garden which is just a train ride from his parents’ home on Long Island.

“Yeah, it’s awesome. My parents were pretty fortunate to come to most of my college games ’cause it was pretty close. I was able to see them a little more there. Not as many people in the crowd could spot them pretty easily (smile). I kinda like when they’re there. It’s nice having them there and watch me play. My dad hasn’t had season tickets for a few years now, but I think I could kinda hook him up now with some tickets to games, which is nice.”

Fox has been very impressive early, as his poise with the puck under pressure has stood out. He’s also been better defensively than one would expect from a rookie.

Quite simply, Adam Fox has been a key part of the team this year and should continue to be for years to come.

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