Adam Fox has been named as one of the three Norris Trophy Finalists along with Cale Makar and Erik Karlsson.
On TNT, Henrik Lundqvist said of Fox, “he’s incredible. He’s not as flashy as Makar or Karlsson, but he’s so smart, just the way he gets out of a tough position, people can hardly hit him because he’s so smart. The way he sets his teammates up, I saw it all year long. He’s a very smart hockey player, but because he doesn’t have the speed like Makar people might not think he’s as good.”
From the NHL: “Fox finished eighth among defensemen with 12-60—72 in 82 games to guide New York to 107 standings points, the seventh-most in the team’s 96-year history. He became the second Rangers blueliner to register consecutive 70-point seasons, following Brian Leetch (2x, most recently 1995-96 and 1996-97), as well as the second-fastest defenseman in franchise history, behind Leetch (211 GP), to accumulate 200 career points (241 GP on Jan. 1 at FLA). The 25-year-old Fox also placed among the leading 2022-23 blueliners in takeaways (t-1st; 88), power-play assists (4th; 28), assists (t-4th; 60), game-winning goals (t-4th; 5), power-play points (7th; 29), total time on ice (7th; 1,998:58), plus/minus (t-11th; +28), average time on ice (13th; 24:23), shooting percentage (15th; 7.5%) and goals (t-17th; 12). Fox, who in 2020-21 became the second defenseman in League history – after Bobby Orr (1967-68 w/ BOS) – to win the Norris Trophy within his first two NHL campaigns, is seeking to again follow Orr (3x) as the second player to capture the award multiple times within his first four seasons.”
Adam Rotter: It’s a deserving honor for Fox as he was terrific for most of the season. As Ryan Lindgren got hurt and more minutes were piled on his game seemed to stagnate a bit toward the end of the year, but he was dynamite in the games the Rangers won against NJ and then he unfortunately had that giveaway that basically sealed Game 7 for NJ. Still, Fox is arguably the Rangers best skater and second best player overall behind Igor Shesterkin.