Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Adam Fox, a former Defenseman on the Long Island Gulls, has won the NHL’s Norris Trophy. The award recognizes the top defenseman in the league. With only his second season playing in the League, the 23-year-old beat out Tampa Bay’s victor Hedman who is considered the best defenseman in the world. Fox’s childhood idol and former Norris Trophy winner Brian Leetch presented the award.

During this season, Fox was at the top of NHL defensemen with 42 assists and ranked second in points at 47. He also ranked second in power-play assists and third in power-play points. He played across 55 games with an average of 24:42 time on ice.

"I was able to tell my family and let them know,” said Fox. “They're the ones who put in a lot of the hard work, too, with me. Obviously I get a lot of recognition, but there's a lot of people that help along the way and they deserve credit just as much."

After departing the AYHL, Fox went on to play for Harvard University and was part of the US NTDP. During the 2013-14 season with the AYHL, he earned 51 points on the Gulls 16U – National team.

Congratulations to Adam!

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