Adam Fox pegged as a fantasy hockey breakout candidate

Fantasy sports continues to grow in popularity as a means to engage fans more. The great thing about it are the projections and in particular who the breakout candidates will be.

NHL.com is starting to put forth their projections and named Rangers defenseman Adam Fox as a breakout candidate. The 22 year-old ranked 7th on the list.

Adam Fox, NHL fantasy hockey

#7 Adam Fox, D, NYR (22)
NHL.com rank: 155; mock draft: 129

The New York Rangers defenseman ranked third among rookies at his position in points per game (0.60) behind Cale Makar (0.88) and Quinn Hughes (0.78) and fifth among rookie skaters in the category. Fox was on an 82-game pace for 49 points despite not playing on the first unit of New York’s power play, which ranked seventh in the NHL (22.9 percent). If Fox wins the PP1 spot from Tony DeAngelo and gains exposure to elite forwards Artemi PanarinMika Zibanejad and potentially rookie left wing Alexis Lafreniere, Fox could shatter his point and power-play point (13) totals and finish among the top 15-20 fantasy defensemen.

We recently ran a feature on Fox, here’s an excerpt below:

Adam Fox did everything but win the Calder Trophy

Adam Fox stats
Fox had a great rookie season (Robert Sabo)

Fox played in all 70 Rangers games this season posting eight goals with 42 points. The Jericho, NY native was a plus 22 while averaging 18:54 minutes of ice time. He also was a strong contributor to the power-play pitching 22 assists. He tied for second among all NHL rookie defensemen in goals.

He became the fifth rookie defenseman in franchise history to have at least 40 points in a season, joining Ron Greschner, Reijo Ruotsalainen, Brian Leetch, and Mike McEwen.

When the Calder Trophy ( NHL Rookie of the Year) finalists were announced, Fox’s name was missing. That didn’t take away from his name being mentioned amongst the many media reporters around the NHL. Fox ended up fourth in voting receiving 430 total votes along the way. After last season. there will be nothing but higher expectations for him.

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