He was probably going to sign there anyway, but Adam Fox is officially a New York Ranger.
The Long Island, New York native, whose rights were owned by the Carolina Hurricanes was sent to the Rangers for a second round pick in the 2019 draft, and a conditional third round pick in the 2020 draft.
Although it was basically guaranteed he was going to be a Ranger, since he practically said “I’m not signing anywhere but New York”, Jeff Gorton decided to pull the trigger on the trade, and it makes a lot of sense. Prior to this trade, Gorton had 30 picks to use as trade bait, many of which have been acquired through the rebuilding process.
The Hobey Baker award finalist has done something over his college career at Harvard that no other defenseman in hockey has accomplished in the last 20 years, average over a point and a half per game over his college career so far. The right handed defenseman has 21 goals and 95 assists over three years at Harvard. The 2019 Hobey Baker award finalist has been a stud for the Crimson in his three years there.
With the addition of Fox, the Rangers now have four prospects ranked in the top 50 prospects with the addition of Fox, according to ESPN. With Vitali Kravstov ranked eleventh in front of him, and Fox comes in at 30. Followed goalie Igor Shestyorkin and defenseman K’Andre Miller of the Wisconsin Badgers behind Fox at 33 and 37 respectively. All of these prospects and two picks in the first round, one of which being number two overall, Jeff Gorton is speeding up this rebuild. With an active offseason and a solid young core, the Blueshirts are looking to build a team that could compete now, and for years to come.
Adam Fox wanted to live out his childhood dream and play for the New York Rangers, he’s got his wish. Welcome to New York, Adam Fox.