Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Greg Fox
A reliable stay-at-home defenceman, Greg Fox played nearly 500 NHL games for three different teams. He was a fundamentally sound player who never tried to do too much on the ice and was respected for his consistency.

Born Port McNeil, British Columbia, Fox spent a year with the Kelowna Buckaroos of the BCJHL then spent four seasons at the University of Michigan. Following a strong freshman year in 1972-73, the Atlanta Flames in the 1973 Amateur Draft chose him 162nd overall. Fox then finished off his career with the Wolverines the spent most of the next two years in the minors adjusting to the pro game. During this time he received a 16-game recall to Atlanta and took part in two games in the 1978 playoffs.

Fox was nearing the end of an impressive rookie season in 1978-79 when he was part of a multi-player trade between the Flames and the Chicago Black Hawks. The key player in the deal for Chicago was forward Tom Lysiak, but Fox ended up playing a significant role on the blueline for his new team. He was one of the Hawks' best positional players and helped the team reach the semi-finals in 1982 and 1983.

The veteran rearguard was one of several players moved out when the Hawks struggled in 1983-84. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for fellow blueliner Randy Boyd and played 49 games with his new club. After splitting the 1984-85 season between the Pens and the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL, Fox announced his retirement.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL 53 9 35 44 161
1972-73 University of Michigan CCHA 30 2 15 17 68
1973-74 University of Michigan CCHA 32 0 11 11 64
1974-75 University of Michigan CCHA 36 0 19 19 80
1975-76 University of Michigan CCHA 39 1 21 22 99
1976-77 Tulsa Oilers CHL 10 1 7 8 6
1976-77 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 56 2 14 16 110 12 0 4 4 8
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 16 1 2 3 25 +5 2 0 1 1 8
1977-78 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 51 2 10 12 124 9 2 3 5 38
1978-79 Atlanta Flames NHL 64 0 12 12 70 +25
1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 14 0 5 5 16 +9 4 0 1 1 0
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 71 4 11 15 73 -13 7 0 0 0 8
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 75 3 16 19 112 -10 3 0 1 1 2
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 79 2 19 21 137 -13 15 1 3 4 27
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 76 0 12 12 81 +11 13 0 3 3 22
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 24 0 5 5 31 0
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 49 2 5 7 66 -42
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 26 2 5 7 26 -6
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 36 3 14 17 38 15 1 4 5 14
NHL Totals 494 14 92 106 637 44 1 9 10 67


Traded to Chicago by Atlanta with Tom Lysiak, Harold Phillipoff, Pat Ribble and Miles Zaharko for Ivan Boldirev, Darcy Rota and Phil Russell, March 13, 1979. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for Randy Boyd, December 6, 1983.
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