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Rangers Sign Adam Fox to 7-Year Extension

The New York Rangers locked in a huge piece of their core on Monday, signing Adam Fox to a massive seven-year extension.

The New York Rangers locked up one of the brightest young defencemen in the game on Monday, signing Adam Fox to a seven-year, $66.5 million extension that will carry an AAV of $9.5 million.

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While that is a ton of money, it is great value for Fox, who at just 23 years of age already has a Norris Trophy to his name thanks to an outstanding 2020-21 season. In what was just his second year in the NHL, he recorded five goals and 47 points in 55 games, while also recording a plus/minus of plus19.

“Hey Rangers fans,” Fox said in a video released on the Rangers official Twitter account. “Can’t wait for seven more years with you guys. There’s no place I’d rather be. It’s my home and I can’t wait to spend it with you guys.”

Despite playing his entire career to this point as a Ranger, Fox has actually been a part of three NHL organizations. He was originally drafted to the Calgary Flames in the third-round (66 overall) of the 2016 draft, but was then traded to the Carolina Hurricanes alongside Dougie Hamilton and Micheal Ferland in exchange for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin. He was subsequently traded again, this time to the Rangers in exchange for 2019 second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick in 2020.

It was known for some time that Fox had a chance at becoming an NHL star given the numbers he was able to put up during his college career with Harvard University. In three seasons with Harvard, he recorded an extremely impressive 116 points in just 97 games. That offensive ability has come through at the NHL level, as he has already put up 98 points in 134 career games. He is only getting better, and with nine points in nine games this year he should easily set a new career high.

Adam Fox New York Rangers
Adam Fox New York Rangers

Fox is one of the main reasons the Rangers are on the upswing after declaring a rebuild just three seasons ago. They have some outstanding talent up front, paired with a very competent blueline and a fantastic goaltender in Igor Shesterkin. Currently, they are holding down second place in the Metropolitan Division with a 6-2-1 record.

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