Adam Fox Named 2019 Hobey Baker Award Top Ten Finalist

Adam Fox Named 2019 Hobey Baker Award Top Ten Finalist

Junior defenseman Adam Fox is Harvard's fifth Hobey Baker Award Top 10 finalist in the last five seasons. 


Junior defenseman Adam Fox has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, the award's committee announced on Wednesday (March 20). This marks the fifth straight year that Harvard has had a top-10 finalist for college hockey's highest honor. 

Fox (nine goals, 37 assists), a ECAC Hockey First Team and Ivy League Player of the Year selection, is having a historically great season as one of the top blue liners in the nation. He is the top scoring player and defenseman (per game) in the country with 1.48 points per game. He leads ECAC Hockey with a plus-24 rating. This past weekend Fox tied the school record for points by a Harvard defenseman in one season, set by Mark Fusco '83, who had 46 points (13-33-46) in 1982-83. He has a chance to become the first defenseman in Division 1 college hockey to reach 50 points since Brendan Smith (Wisconsin) had 52 points in 2009-10.

A native of Jericho, N.Y., Fox became the fourth defenseman in Harvard history to reach 100 career points, joining Fusco (135 points), Mark Benning '87 (111 points), and Randy Taylor '87 (102 points). He is the first junior defenseman in college hockey to reach 100 points since Justin Schultz (Wisconsin) in 2011-12.

Off the ice, Fox led the team's participation in Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk as part of Team Brave Livy to bring awareness to children with cancer. He has also participated in several team community initiatives, including the One Summit Skate in January, as players skated with children fighting cancer at Bright-Landry Hockey Center. One Summit is a non-profit organization committed to helping children battling cancer build courage, self-confidence and the resilience needed to continue their fight.

The second phase of fan balloting will run through the end of March, and the Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists will be announced on April 4. The winner of the 2019 Hobey Baker Award will be announced on April 12 in a nationally televised show on NHL Network. 

2019 Hobey Baker Award Top 10 Finalists
Joey Duszak, Jr., D, Mercyhurst
Taro Hirose, Jr., F, Michigan State
Adam Fox,  Jr., D, Harvard
Quinn Hughes, So., D, Michigan
Mason Jobst, Sr., F, Ohio State
Cale Makar, So., D, Massachusetts
Chase Priskie, Sr., D, Quinnipiac
Patrick Newell, Sr., F, St. Cloud St.
Jimmy Schuldt, Sr., D, St. Cloud St.
Nico Sturm, Jr., F, Clarkson