Adam Fox is headed home.
The Jericho, New York native and former Harvard standout has been traded from the Hurricanes to the Rangers for a second round pick in this year's draft and a conditional third-rounder in 2020.
Fox wrapped up his collegiate career last month with the Crimson, where he was a three-year starter and scored 116 points during his tenure. In 2018-19, he had nine goals and 39 assists. The 21-year-old also served as an alternate captain on the 2018 U.S. World Junior Championships team and was a member of the gold-medal winning group the year prior.
The Flames selected the defenseman in the third round (66th overall) in 2016. On June 23, 2018, Calgary traded his rights to Carolina. But Fox made it clear he wouldn't sign an entry-level deal with the Hurricanes, and the organization ultimately made the decision to trade him.
The third-round pick the Rangers are sending to Carolina, which currently holds a 2-0 lead over the Islanders in the second round of the playoffs, for next year could become a second-rounder if Fox plays 30 games in 2019-20, per TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Fox adds to the Rangers' growing stable of young defenders -- including last year's first-rounders K'Andre Miller and Nils Lundkvist, and prospects such as Libor Hajek, Ryan Lindgren and Yegor Rykov -- while providing a right-handed stick on the back end.
The Rangers wound up with Jimmy Vesey in a similar, yet not identical, manner back in 2016. Vesey -- another former Harvard player -- had his rights owned by the Predators, but collegiate players who skate for four years are allowed to choose their ultimate destination. So, Vesey signed with New York and has now played three seasons with the team.