Dane Fox
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Dane Fox

Hometown:

Thamesville Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1993-10-13

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Drafted by London in the third round (51st overall) of the 2009 OHL Priority Draft, Dane Fox appeared in 26 games with the Knights and skated in 23 games with the Strathroy Rockets in the GOJHL. He scored 1 goal with 6 assists and was an even plus/minus with 13 penalty minutes for the Knights during the regular season. Fox skated in two of twelve playoff games and had an even plus/minus with 1 assist. In 23 games for Strathroy he scored 11 goals with 10 assists and had 103 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Fox' ice time steadily increased in his first full season with London. In 51 games he scored 11 goals with 12 assists and was minus-two with 55 penalty minutes. The Knights reached the OHL playoffs despite finishing last in the Midwest Division. Fox played in all six playoff games in the first round series against Memorial Cup-bound Owen Sound and was minus-four with 1 goal and 6 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Fox was among the top scorers for league-leading London before being traded to last-place Erie in January in a trade-deadline deal. Fox scored 11 goals with 12 assists in 34 games with the Knights prior to the trade. He was one of the key offensive players for the Otters after the trade. In 62 games between the two teams Fox scored 23 goals with 31 assists and was minus-12 with 87 penalty minutes. Erie won just ten games and failed to make the OHL playoffs. Fox was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 46th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Fox attended the New York Rangers prospect camp and then suffered a freak foot injury in August which kept him out of the Erie Otters lineup until December. He scored at just under a point-per-game pace after returning, finishing the year with 19 goals and 17 assists in 37 games. Fox was -1 with 78 penalty minutes on an Erie team that had the OHL's second worst record.

 

Talent Analysis

Fox was snubbed twice in the NHL Draft but has now been signed by an NHL club. Fox has solid offensive skills but needs to work on his defensive game.

He has good, but not great, speed and needs to improve on his first step and acceleration.

 

 

Future

Fox was signed to an entry-level contract by the Vancouver Canucks in December of 2013. He is playing for the Erie Otters of the OHL in the 2013-14 season.