New York Rangers’ Adam Fox wins Norris Trophy as best defenseman

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NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: New York Rangers Defenceman Adam Fox (23) skates with the puck during the second period of the National Hockey League game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers on February 7, 2020 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

New York Rangers’ Adam Fox has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman.

Adam Fox has won the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman. The award was announced by the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion and two-time Norris winner Brian Leetch.

Fox finished second among defensemen with 47 points (five goals, 42 assists), He was plus-19 in 55 games and led the Rangers in average ice time per game (24:42), more than three minutes more than defenseman Jacob Trouba, who was second (21:29).

 

“There’s definitely too many people to thank just from growing up, youth hockey coaches, skill coaches, skating coaches, everyone who helped me get to this point,” Fox said. “Of course, the Rangers organization just allowing me to play and giving me the opportunity, of course my teammates. It’s an individual award, but without those guys none of it’s possible.”

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A first-time finalist for the award, Fox is the fourth different Rangers player to win the award and first since Brian Leetch in 1996-97. Doug Harvey (1961-62), Harry Howell (1966-67), and Leetch (also 1991-92) are the others.