– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired forward Dane Fox from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for future considerations. Fox will immediately join Carolina’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.
Fox, 22, is in his second professional season, spending the majority of the year with the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL. The Chatham, Ont., native leads all Kalamazoo skaters in goals (26), points (50) and penalty minutes (87), appearing in 53 games this season. Fox (6’0”, 185 lbs.) ranked second among Wings players in goals (30) and penalty minutes (110) during his rookie season with Kalamazoo in 2014-15.
Fox signed with Vancouver as an undrafted free agent on Dec. 28, 2013, during his final season of junior hockey with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He led the OHL in goals that season, finding the net 64 times and totaling 107 points in 67 games played.