Dane Fox Returns To Former Club In Germany, Signs With DEL’s Nurnberg Ice Tigers
Thamesville’s Dane Fox has signed to play pro in Germany’s top league, the DEL, returning to his former team and former league.
Fox spent last season playing for the Frederikshavn White Hawks in Denmark, but has re-signed to play for the Nurnberg Ice Tigers, where he played from 2017 to 2019.
“There is hardly a player who wears a tiger’s head as proudly on his chest as Dane Fox,” Ice Tigers sports director André Dietzsch said in a translated team news release. “He identifies himself 100 percent with the location and has shown, especially in his first season, that he can be a very good and effective player in our league if he enjoys the full trust of the coaching staff. The one year in Denmark, in which he matured again both athletically and personally, helped his development a lot. He really wants to use the chance to establish himself with us and in the DEL. We are very much looking forward to his return.”
In Denmark, Fox led his team in scoring with 24 goals and 35 assists in 48 games.
The former OHL overage player of the year, who has played in the ECHL and AHL in the past, and was signed to an NHL contract by the Vancouver Canucks, is happy to return to Nurnberg.
“Since my first season in Nuremberg, the city, the organization and above all the fans have been nothing but fantastic to me,” Fox said on the team’s website. “When the Ice Tigers signaled that they wanted to take me back, I didn’t have to think twice. I can’t wait to put my shirt on again and win games for our fans.”
The DEL is widely considered one of the top professional leagues in the world outside the NHL.