D Adam Fox
2019 2nd Rounder (37th overall)
2020 3rd rounder (conditional)
The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Adam Fox from the Carolina Hurricanes in-exchange for a 2019 2nd round pick and a 2020 conditional 3rd round pick that turns into a 2nd round pick if Fox plays in 30 games next season. Fox who was a main piece in the Carolina – Calgary four player trade last summer, never had any intention of signing with Carolina, just like he had no intention of ever signing with Calgary. College players continue to have success in dictating where they want to play as the worst kept secret in hockey for a year now has been that Fox would end a New York Ranger via trade or as a college free agent in August 2020.
The Rangers are getting a skilled right shot puck moving defenseman who was elite in the transition game at Harvard. A combination that saw Fox put up 116 points in 97 collegiate games. The Hurricanes do very well based on the circumstances, landing what will likely be two-2nd rounders. Amped with a projected $28-$30 million in cap space next season, the Hurricanes now have three-2nd round picks in the 2019 draft that gives them some serious draft capital in owning three of the first 37 picks in the draft. Carolina is also sitting pretty for the 2020 draft as the conditional 2020 third rounder gives them three picks in the third round.
If owner Thomas Dundon expands the payroll, there’s a great opportunity for the Hurricanes to add to the group they have this off-season.