Hurricanes trade defence prospect Adam Fox to Rangers

Adam Fox, left, of the United States and Russia's Kirill Belyayev, 14, vie for the puck. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

The Carolina Hurricanes have traded the rights to defence prospect Adam Fox to the New York Rangers.

Fox, 21, was acquired by Carolina along with Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland in a trade last summer with the Calgary Flames for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin. He was originally a third-round pick by the Flames in 2016.

Fox made headlines earlier this season when reports surfaced he didn’t want to sign an entry-level deal with the Hurricanes.

If he returns to Harvard for his senior season next year, Fox would become an unrestricted free agent in 2020 and be free to sign with any team.

Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon said the team was exploring all of its options with Fox.

“We’ll try to trade him,” Dundon said in an interview with The News and Observer on April 1. “I think we’ll do OK. We’ll see.”

Fox was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top college player this season after posting nine goals and 48 points in 33 games at Harvard.

Acquire:
  • Second-round pick (2019)
  • Conditional third-round pick (2020)
Acquire:
  • Adam Fox
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