16-year-old Adam Fox, from Jericho, New York, was drafted in 2014 during round 8 #142 overall by Kitchener Rangers in the OHL Priority Selection. Prior to 2014, he was selected in round 21 #303 overall by Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL Entry Draft. Fox has committed to Harvard where he will play college hockey.
Ever since Fox was younger he always had a desire to get on the ice.
“My dad got me into hockey at a young age and I loved it ever since. I never really knew that I could try and make something out of hockey, I always just played it for fun.”
After learning about other hockey players, Fox began to have an admiration towards Adam Graves.
“I grew up a huge Rangers’ fan and always saw the great things he would do off the ice as well as being a great player on the ice. My parents always told me what a great person he was.”
Not only is Fox inspired by former athletes, but also his family.
“My brother also inspired me so much growing up. He was born with a hip disease and had to end up giving up hockey, the sport he loved so much. He supports me and is always rooting for me.”
Growing up, Fox says his parents played a big role in his success.
“They would always do whatever necessary to make me happy. I always remember my dad getting up at 5 in the morning to take me to the rink before school. My parents both made great sacrifices to make me happy.”
If Fox was not playing hockey he says he would probably be playing lacrosse or golf.
When Fox committed to Harvard, “It was such a great feeling.”
“I have always wanted to go there since I was a little kid. My family and I knew it was an easy decision to make.”
Fox also currently plays for the U.S. National Team Under-17.
“There is no better feeling than putting on the USA jersey everyday. You know you represent your country and that is a great feeling. It has been an unbelievable experience being able to play international teams and be able to travel to different countries.”
While traveling to other countries, Fox says it is an unbelievable experience that he will never forget. He played in the World Challenge and helped win Silver for USA,
Fox owes not only all of his success to family, but to his coaches as well.
“No specific coach has inspired me to play, but I have been fortunate enough to have been able to play for great coaches over the years. They taught me many great things on becoming a better hockey player and person.”
Fox is not going anywhere anytime soon. He plans on playing another year for the US National Team then play for Harvard’s team. Look out for Fox as he one day wants to make it in the NHL.
“I would want to be remembered as being a good person and friend. I would want people to remember me more for who I am as a person than as a hockey player.”
Peace, love, toodles.