The uncertainty about Adam Fox’s future with the Hurricanes is over. His signing rights have been dealt to the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2019 NHL draft (37th overall) and a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2020 draft. The 3rd round pick in 2020 becomes a 2nd round pick if Fox plays 30 or more games in the 2019-20 season.
The Jericho, New York native was drafted 66th overall by the Calgary Flames in 2016 and his rights were acquired by the Hurricanes as part of the Dougie Hamilton/Micheal Ferland/Elias Lindholm/Noah Hanifin trade in June 2018. He had informed the Hurricanes following Harvard’s loss in the NCAA hockey tournament that he would not sign with them, and speculation immediately began that the Hurricanes would look to flip his rights, likely to the Rangers who had frequently been mentioned as a possible destination had Fox reached free agency after next season.
TRADE:— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) April 30, 2019
To NY #Rangers:
D Adam Fox (signing rights)
To Carolina #Hurricanes:
2019 2nd RD pick (NYR)
2020 3rd RD pick (NYR) conditional*
* Condition: If Fox plays more than 30 games next season, the 2020 3rd RD pick becomes a 2020 2nd RD pick instead.https://t.co/pOmLyOX15A pic.twitter.com/3By8dLLro0
Following is the press release from the team:
CANES ACQUIRE PAIR OF PICKS FOR ADAM FOX
Carolina receives second-round pick in 2019, conditional third rounder in 2020
Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for the rights to defenseman Adam Fox.
The conditional third-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft becomes a second-round pick if Fox plays at least 30 NHL games for the Rangers during the 2019-20 season.