Harvard head coach Ted Donato is certainly happy that Jericho, N.Y., native defenseman Adam Fox is on his team.
Fox is making a legitimate Hobey Baker Award case for himself through his junior season and continues to add to an impressive collegiate resume. His 32 points in only 23 games, due to the shortened Ivy League schedule, have him in a tie for 17th nationally but his 1.39 points per game are even with Princeton senior Ryan Kuffner for third in the country and tops among blue liners.
The former U.S. National Team Development Program standout is only the fourth defenseman in Harvard history to reach 100 career points and the first in the country to do so as a junior since Wisconsin’s Justin Schultz, who is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in 2011-12.
“He’s a tremendous player who makes everyone around him better,” Donato, the 15th-year head coach who enjoyed a 796-game NHL career, said of Fox. “His poise with the puck, his patience, his play-making ability, I can’t say enough. I’ve been very fortunate to be around some great players and got to play with and against some great players, but I think what he’s accomplished so far in college is pretty special.”