Rangers Roundup: Adam Fox on captaincy; Brody Lamb leaves camp; and more

Adam Fox was asked about Rangers captain.

By Forever Blueshirts
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Jan 26, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) brings the puck up the ice against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period of a game at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Fox had an amazing season for the New York Rangers that ended with a Norris Trophy. On a recent episode of NHL.com’s At The Rink Podcast, he addressed the vacant captaincy on the team.

Host Dan Rosen asked him if he felt not having a captain was a missing element. Fox’s response was poised and informative.

Adam Fox on the Rangers needing a captain

“It’s tough to say about needing one. i think we’ve had some guys who are great leaders, and guys with experience,” he began. “The way our team has been with young guys, it would have helped with some direction with one guy to have a voice in that sense.”

Chris Drury has made it a point this season to name a captain, which is an absolute different approach than the way former President John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton handled it.

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May 6, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox (23) during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The previous management group did not want to rush naming a captain and wanted to allow that player to emerge. However, after two seasons that never happened. Drury is now allowing Gallant to get to know the players more in order to help make the final decision.

“I think every team needs multiple guys to step up and be a leader,” Fox continued. “I think it’s nice to have one guy who is the voice but you need a lot of guys to step up.”

Finally, when he was asked if he was the guy to be captain, Fox laughed it off. “That ain’t up to me – you’re asking the wrong guy.”

Prospect Brody Lamb heads back to the USHL

Rangers prospect Brody Lamb has left camp to join his USHL team per multiple reports.

Rd 4, 104: Brody Lamb, RW, (6’1, 165 lbs)

NYR Press ReleaseLamb, 17 (turns 18 years old on August 30), skated in 24 games with the Dodge County Wildcats in Minnesota, registering 52 goals and 35 assists for 87 points, along with 12 penalty minutes. He was named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year in 2020-21, as he led all players in the state in goals and points. The 6-1, 165-pounder also recorded 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 19 games with Team TDS Transportation in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League (UMHSEHL) and two assists in 10 games with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The Rochester, Minnesota native served as Dodge County’s captain this past season, and he also tallied 66 points (46 goals, 20 assists) in 22 games with Dodge County in 2019-20.

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