Trent Fox Gets NHL Invite From St. Louis
The six-foot-two forward from Thamesville, Ontario received confirmation this week that he’d be skating with the St. Louis Blues at the annual Traverse City NHL Rookie Tournament this Fall.
Fox, who was the 139th ranked North American skater going into the NHL Draft, was 11th in OHL rookie scoring last season splitting his campaign between the Erie Otters and Belleville Bulls.
He had 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points in 64 games last season in the OHL.
Fox was a 5th round draft pick, 80th overall of the Erie Otters in 2013.
Going undrafted is not the ideal route for a young prospect, but Trent Fox has an exemplar to follow, as his older brother, Dane Fox went undrafted by the National Hockey League, only to go on to win the OHL’s Overage Player of the Year honour, and sign a contract with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. Dane spent last season, his first as a professional, in the ECHL where he scored 30 goals and 45 points in 70 games.
His cousin Lucas Vanroboys was also drafted by the Hamilton Bulldogs in this years OHL draft.