Dane Fox (born October 13, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Center currently playing for the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Dane Fox
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Born (1993-10-13) October 13, 1993 (age 28)
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Utica Comets
Charlotte Checkers
Frederikshavn White Hawks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

On December 28, 2013, the Vancouver Canucks signed Fox as a free-agent to an entry-level contract,[1] and he was assigned to continue playing with the Erie Otters[2] where, during the 2013–14 OHL season,[3][4] he registered a career-high 64 goals in 67 games to lead the OHL in goals scored.[5]

During the 2015–16 season, his second professional year within the Canucks organization, Fox was primarily assigned to secondary affiliate, the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. In leading the Wings in scoring with 50 points in 53 games, Fox was still unable to gain promotion to the AHL with the Utica Comets on a full-time basis and on March 7, 2016, Fox was traded by the Canucks to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations, in which a minor-league loan of players was completed.[6] Fox was directly assigned to the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers.

As a free agent in the off-season from the Hurricanes, Fox opted to continue in the ECHL, signing a one-year deal with the Missouri Mavericks on August 25, 2016.[7]

Approaching his fourth European season, Fox after a one-year stint in the Danish Metal Ligaen with the Frederikshavn White Hawks, opted to return to former club and newly renamed, Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the DEL, on August 16, 2020.[8]

PersonalEdit

Dane Fox was born in Chatham, Ontario on October 13, 1993, to Carla and Kevin Fox. He was raised at his family's soy bean farm in Thamesville, Ontario alongside his sister Megan and brother Trent.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 London Knights OHL 26 1 6 7 13 2 0 1 1 0
2010–11 London Knights OHL 51 11 11 22 55 6 1 0 1 6
2011–12 London Knights OHL 34 13 19 32 54 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Erie Otters OHL 28 10 12 22 33 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Erie Otters OHL 37 19 17 36 78 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Erie Otters OHL 67 64 43 107 122 14 8 11 19 26
2014–15 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 70 30 15 45 110 3 0 1 1 4
2015–16 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 53 26 24 50 87
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Missouri Mavericks ECHL 71 34 42 76 138
2017–18 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 16 14 30 58 12 4 5 9 12
2018–19 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 34 6 6 12 53 7 1 1 2 16
2019–20 Frederikshavn White Hawks DEN 48 24 35 59 116
AHL totals 2 0 1 1 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Most Goals Scored (64) 2013–14 [10]
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy - OHL Overage Player of Year 2013–14 [11]
First All-Star Team 2013–14 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canucks sign OHL goal-scoring leader Dane Fox | Yardbarker.com
  2. ^ Canucks sign centre Dane Fox - Vancouver Canucks - News
  3. ^ Canucks prospect Dane Fox a sudden OHL star, on near goal-a-game clip
  4. ^ Dane Fox’s torrid scoring transforms him from unknown to blue-chip prospect - The Globe and Mail
  5. ^ Otters rally to win playoff opener against Spirit | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News
  6. ^ "Canucks trade Dane Fox to Hurricanes for future considerations". Sportsnet.ca. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "Carzo, Fox bolster Mavericks forward unit". ECHL. August 25, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Dane Fox is coming back to Ice Tigers" (in German). Nürnberg Ice Tigers. August 16, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  9. ^ "What does Dane Fox say?". NHL.com. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "OHL Roundup: Fox scores twice, including winner, as Otters edge Spirit 4-3 in OT". National Hockey League. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "Dane Fox named overage player of the year". Ontario Hockey League. April 28, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "OHL announces 2013-14 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. April 15, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.

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