Rangers vs Islanders thrills actor Michael J. Fox

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Actor Michael J. Fox was a pumped up spectator Wednesday night at the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between two New York teams, the Rangers and Islanders at Yankee Stadium.

“When I heard about this, I knew I had to go,” Fox told NHL.com while attending the game in the Bronx, which the Rangers won 2-1. “What’s cool about it is it shows the League doing new and interesting things. It just ties into the history of the game.”

It was the second and final game at Yankee Stadium in the series, and it won’t be long before he’s back at Madison Square Garden taking in a Rangers game.

“It’s great to have Madison Square Garden in the neighborhood,” said Fox who lives in Manhattan.

Fox has become a fixture at area sporting events since moving to New York in the early 90s, just in time to see the New York Rangers defeat his hometown Vancouver Canucks in the 1994 Stanley Cup Final. And with Madison Square Garden located near his Manhattan home, he’s long been a regular on celebrity row for Rangers and New York

As a child growing up in British Columbia, he idolized Bobby Orr and has been a Bruins fan most of his life. Fox also spent some time living in Ontario, where his love for the outdoor game first began to take shape. Every chance he’s had, he’s looked to combine his twin loves of acting and hockey.

“I had a chance with my new show (“The Michael J. Fox Show”) where we did an episode about hockey. On ‘Spin City,’ we did an episode about hockey with a couple of Rangers on it,” Fox said. “It’s great to work hockey into anything I do. Hockey is just such a big part of my life.”

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