In the aftermath of the New York Rangers’ first-round defeat at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, there have been a lot of fans down on the organization, and rightfully so. This was a really bad end to what was a really strong season on Broadway. People are questioning what happened to the stars on the roster of the New York Rangers and why they didn’t show up in the postseason when the team needed them most.
One of those Rangers stars did show up and had a strong playoff performance to go with a good regular season. That person is Adam Fox. One of the New York natives on this roster, Fox has had a great time with the Blueshirts since the Rangers acquired the want-away defenseman from the Carolina Hurricanes. Fox only wanted to play for the New York Rangers and he has proven himself to be a major success.
In his career with the Rangers, Fox has collected 36 goals and 199 assists for 235 regular season points in just 285 NHL games. He’s already won the James Norris memorable trophy as the best defenseman in the NHL and it was announced on May 4th that he would be a finalist again after his sensational 2022-23 season with the New York Rangers. He will be a finalist for the second time in his career.
Fox tallied 12 goals and 60 helpers this season for 72 points in 82 games. On top of the offensive production, Fox was one of the best players on the New York Rangers roster defensively and has shown himself to walk among the elites in this league yet again. He was named alongside Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche. It’s unlikely that Fox wins it with Karlsson passing the 100-point plateau, but he is top 3.