The NHL has announced that Adam Fox is a finalist for the Norris Trophy which is awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.”
The award is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
From the NHL:
- Playing in his second NHL season, Fox ranked among the top defensemen in assists (1st; 42), points (2nd; 47), power-play assists (2nd; 21), takeaways (3rd; 38) and power-play points (3rd; 23) across 55 contests.
- Fox, who also placed seventh among all skaters in total time on ice (1,358:51) while recording a +19 rating, accumulated nearly half of his points during a 12-game streak from March 17 – April 8 (3-19—22), the fourth-longest by any player in 2020-21 and second-longest by a blueliner behind only Dougie Hamilton (14 GP w/ CAR).
- The 23-year-old Jericho, N.Y., native is the Rangers’ first Norris Trophy finalist since 1996-97, when Brian Leetch won the award for the second time (also 1991-92 w/ NYR), and is seeking to become the fourth player in franchise history to capture the trophy, after Leetch, Harry Howell (1966-67) and Doug Harvey (1961-62).
Fox is looking to be the first Ranger since Brian Leetch in 1997 to win the Norris Trophy.
Three Rangers have won the Norris Trophy: Doug Harvey (1961-62), Harry Howell (1966-67) and Brian Leetch (1991-92, 1996-97).