Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Atlantic Youth Hockey League Florham Park, NJ-- Former Long Island Gulls and Harvard defenseman Adam Fox was named the Jim Johannson College Hockey Player of the Year by USA Hockey, announced this week.

Fox, signed an NHL contract with the New York Rangers on May 2, the former Gulls defenseman had played from 2012- 2014 in the AYHL in 45 games he posted 90 points! Fox, had his best season at Harvard in 2018-19, and one of the greatest years by a blue liner the history of Division I college hockey.

Fox (9 goals, 39 assists) was a AHCA/CCM First Team All-American, Hobey Baker Award Finalist, the 2019 Walter Brown Award winner, ECAC Hockey Player of the Year, ECAC Hockey First Team and Ivy League Player of the Year selection. A Winter Academic All-Ivy honoree, Fox finished the season as the top scoring player and defenseman in the country with 1.45 points per game. With 48 points, he broke the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season.

Fox finished his Harvard career with 116 points (21 goals, 95 assists) in 97 games.


The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.

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