Dane Fox Signs With Germany’s Nurnberg Ice Tigers
The 23-year-old forward is coming off his best professional season when he scored 34 goals and 76 points, along with 138 penalty minutes with the ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks.
“Dane Fox is a young, talented scorer and playmaker with an outstanding shot,” said Ice Tigers sports director Martin Jiranek in a team news release. “He plays very physically fit hockey and is always ready to defend his teammates. With just 23 years, he has not yet reached the end of his development.”
The DEL is a league filled with ex-NHL players, including Chatham’s Ryan Jones who plays for the Koln Sharks.
Nurnberg’s roster includes former NHLers Tom Gilbert, David Steckl, Milan Jucina, Steven Reinprecht, Phillipe Dupuis, Brandon Segal, Colton Teubert, Brett Festerling, and Niklas Treutle, along with several other NHL draft picks.
Fox was a prolific scorer in the OHL, totalling 64 goals and 107 points in his final season with the Erie Otters, when he was named the league’s top overage player. The performance earned him a contract with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. His rights were later traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.