Adam Fox Signs NHL Contract With New York Rangers

Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics
Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics

New York Rangers Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
– Junior defenseman Adam Fox signed an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers, the team announced today (May 2). Fox, who was acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes on April 30, was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the third round (66th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The Jericho, N.Y. native is coming off of his best season at Harvard, one of the greatest years by a blue liner in the history of Division I college hockey. 

Fox (nine goals, 39 assists) was a AHCA/CCM First Team All-American, Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalist, the 2019 Walter Brown Award winner, ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, ECAC Hockey First Team and Ivy League Player of the Year selection. A Winter Academic All-Ivy honoree, Fox finished the season as the top scoring player and defenseman in the country with 1.45 points per game. With 48 points, he broke the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83.

Fox finishes his Harvard career with 116 points (21 goals, 95 assists) in 97 games. He became the fourth defenseman in Harvard history to reach 100 career points, joining Fusco (135 points), Mark Benning '87 (111 points), and Randy Taylor '87 (102 points). He was also the first junior defenseman in college hockey to reach 100 points since Justin Schultz (Wisconsin) in 2011-12. Fox will leave Harvard as a three-time First Team All-American – the third player in program history to achieve that feat, joining Joe Cavanagh '71 and Mark Fusco '83.

On the international stage, Fox won a gold medal with the U.S. World Junior Team in 2017, and earned bronze in 2018. He is currently competing with Team USA at the IIHF World Championships, held in Kosice & Bratislava, Slovakia, from May 10-26, 2019. 

Off the ice, Fox participated in Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk as part of Team Brave Livy to bring awareness to children with cancer. He has also been a part of team community initiatives, including the One Summit Skate in January, as players skated with children fighting cancer at Bright-Landry Hockey Center.