The Rangers added a promising young defenseman Tuesday, trading for Carolina Hurricanes prospect Adam Fox.
Fox, 21, was a third-round draft pick by the Calgary Flames in 2016, but chose instead to play at Harvard. The Flames traded his rights to the Hurricanes last year, but Fox, who just completed his junior season, reportedly informed Carolina that he did not intend to sign with the team.
A native of Jericho, Long Island, Fox was an All-American at Harvard and was twice a member of Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Championship, winning a gold medal in 2017. At Harvard, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound, right-handed defenseman led the nation last season with 1.45 points per game (nine goals, 39 assists for 48 points in 33 games). He also broke the school record for points by a defenseman in one season.