After helping the USA capture gold at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday, defenceman Adam Fox was back in the lineup for Harvard this past weekend.
And there was no post-World Juniors lag for the 18-year-old.
Fox, the Calgary Flames' third round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, registred three points in Harvard wins against Quinnipiac and Princeton.
"He's so smart. He makes plays. He's great on the power play. He has great vision," Flames assistant general manager Craig Conroy said earlier this season.
"He's just an offensively-gifted guy that makes plays, makes things happen every time he's on the ice. His vision and his hockey sense are so strong. And he's always had skill too. I worried about the size and the speed of the game but obviously that hasn't affected him at all."
Fox, a freshman, now has two goals and 19 points in 13 games, which ranks him second in scoring among all ECAC defenceman. He trails Gavin Bayreuther, a senior at St. Lawerence, by four points but has played seven less games than Bayreuther.
The Jericho, NY product kicked off his week in Montreal at the World Junior Championship, playing three games for the USA.
In Monday's 3-2 quarter-final win over Switzerland, he had one shot on net and 12:30 of ice time. He followed that up with 11:18 of ice time in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout victory over Russia in the semi-finals.
His best game of the tournament came in the gold medal match-up against Canada on Thursday. He picked up three assists - including setting up the third period equalizer for the USA, sending the game into overtime - and put in 14:32 of work in the 5-4 shootout victory.
There was little time for celebration, however, as Fox immediately returned to Harvard for their Friday night contest against Quinnipiac. He assisted on Sean Malone's first period goal and Alexander Kerfoot's second period power play marker in the 5-2 victory at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center in Cambridge, MA.
On Saturday, Fox scored his second goal of the season with a second period power play tally in Harvard's 5-2 win over Princeton on home ice.