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Dynamic defender who puts the team first.


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September 2020 – Adam Fox was undeniably the Rangers top rookie of 2019-20. The defender’s consistently reliable play throughout the season assisted him in working his way up the team’s depth chart to a top-3 position. By year-end, Fox was David Quinn’s sole powerplay specialist along with a four-man forward unit. If not for an otherwise exceptional rookie class, Fox would likely have been a top-three candidate for the Calder Trophy. He’s not yet reached his offensive ceiling, though, which will ultimately be determined by how much of a 5-on-5 workload he can take on in the coming years. Brayden Olafson

January 2020 – Kicking off his rookie NHL campaign with the Rangers, Adam Fox has demonstrated exceptional poise and maturity. The 21-year-old defender has been challenged by a wildly successful Calder peer group that includes both Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar. While Fox hasn’t been among the top-echelon of rookie defensemen in this anomaly of a year, his exceptional two-way play would have him in the Calder discussion almost any other year. His reliable play has resulted in gradually increasing five-on-five deployment and stable deployment on the man-advantage. Considering the questions that surrounded Fox’s opportunity with the Rangers after they acquired Jacob Trouba, the Harvard alum has already built a strong foundation for what is shaping up to be a consistent and reliable fantasy career. Brayden Olafson

May 2019 – Fox recently completed another wildly successful season at Harvard – his third campaign with the Crimson. 2018-19 saw the right-shot defender lead the entire nation in points-per-game (1.45) and was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker award. He made it clear to the Hurricanes that he would not be signing with their organization and would return for a senior season and test free agency in the summer of 2020 if a trade wasn’t facilitated. That trade has now been completed. The New York Rangers have sent a 2019 second-round selection (37th overall) and a conditional third-round pick to Carolina for Fox’s rights. It is expected he will sign an entry-level deal immediately. Fox will instantly become the team’s top fantasy prospect defender and should slide right into an offensive role in 2019-20. Cam Robinson

June 2018 – Fox was traded to Carolina along with Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland (for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin). Fox will find things more wide open in terms of the depth chart of his organization, and his future role as an offensive defenseman becomes more clear. Dobber

Jan 2018 – Fox looked inpressive during the WJC for Team USA. He was one of the brightest spots on the team. Honestly, scroll on and see the comments that were made about Harvard’s potential this season. They lost some significant firepower up front so it’s expected that Fox’s numbers are where they are. If anything, it makes him more acquirable via trade. Get to it. – Joel Henderson

July 2017 – Mr. Fox’s production began to slow down near the end of the year but his 40 points in 35 games is still insanely impressive. His role should increase for Team USA at the WJC but his first half point totals might be a big lower due to the strength of Harvard. If you notice him struggle in the first half of the year, that might be a chance to acquire him in a trade in your deep leagues. On the other hand… if he’s still available he has a ton of potential in deep points only leagues. Get him while you can. – Joel Henderson

Jan 2017 – Fox finished second in defensive scoring with four assists in seven games duriung the WJC 2017. He also continues to add jewelry to his international accomplishments. Overall, he showed off his vision well by his creative and timely passing, but also sat for periods of time for defensive lapses. You can be confident that Calgary Flames are happy with this 2016 selection. – Joel Henderson

 

Dec 2016 – The list of accomplishments Adam Fox has under his belt already is long. He led all USNDTP Under-18 defensemen in goals, assists, as well as points in 2015-16 with 59 points in 64 games. He holds the single season record for points by a dman, and sits third all-time in USNDTP history by a blueliner. He was the 2016 U18 WHC best Defenseman, voted to the all-star team by media, etc etc etc. He is currently putting up stellar numbers as a rookie for Harvard. 

Fox is an offensive wizard. He finds ways to gather assists like the greatest easter egg hunter. He plays with a confidence and authority that is hard to miss. His stickhandling, vision, ability to get shots through quickly from the point are elite in his draft class. Being an offensive, right-handed shooting defenseman, it’s surprising that he lasted as long as he did in the 2016 draft. He has all of the tremendous skills you’d want from an offensive minded player. If you’re into effective breakouts, smart zone-exiting passes, and someone not afraid to join the rush or cycle the puck deep, he’s your guy. Fox is always a huge asset on the PP, creating havok simply by not spending much time in his own zone. His top end speed could improve, but his edgework and skating in traffic are solid. He is reliable defensively too, but he may need to work on that aspect a bit when he transitions to pro. Harvard will be a good place to slowly improve skills.  

Fox is one of the sneaky fantasy assets of the 2016 draft. His value is only sneaky though, if you focus on the first-round prospects. He continues to drive the pace of offensive production at every level and that should continue once he turns pro. There is no reason to sleep on Adam Fox, you might just have to wait a little bit for him. Once he turns pro, it shouldn’t be an immediate jump to the NHL. Expect at least a year in the AHL as he will have to prove his worth at every level. He is a PP specialist with the potential for much more. – Joel Henderson 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 17, 1998
Height 5‘10”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 3; Overall: 66

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 New York Jr. Islanders QC INT PW2 0 22 2|        
 2012-2013 Long Island Gulls 14U AAAAYHL 14U21 12 2739 39|        
  Elite Hockey Group OHL Cup4 1 34 0|        
 2013-2014 Long Island Gulls 16U AAAAYHL 16U22 14 3751 38|        
 2014-2015 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL34 3 1417 26|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP54 4 2327 40|        
  USA U17WHC-176 0 22 0|        
 2015-2016 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL25 5 1722 2|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP64 9 5059 12|        
  USA U18WJC-187 1 89 0|        
 2016-2017 Harvard Univ.NCAA35 6 3440 6|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 44 2|        
 2017-2018 Harvard Univ.NCAA29 6 2228 12|        
  USA U20WJC-207 1 45 0|        
 2018-2019 Harvard Univ.NCAA33 9 3948 14|        
  USAWC8 0 11 0|        
 2019-2020 New York RangersNHL70 8 3442 32|Playoffs3 0 00
 2020-2021 New York RangersNHL- - -- -|        

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