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Luke Adam (born June 18, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Düsseldorfer EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets. Adam was drafted by Buffalo in the second round, 44th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Luke Adam
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Born (1990-06-18) June 18, 1990 (age 29)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Düsseldorfer EG
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
Adler Mannheim
NHL Draft 44th overall, 2008
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010–present

Playing careerEdit

Adam began his major junior hockey career with the St. John's Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He played there for two seasons before being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The Fog Devils moved to Montreal to become the Montreal Juniors before the 2008–09 season. Adam played there before being traded to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. Adam was selected to play for Canada at the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

On October 26, 2010, Adam made his NHL debut in an away game against the Philadelphia Flyers in a 6–3 Sabres loss.[1] On December 7, 2010, Adam recorded his first NHL goal in an away game against the Boston Bruins.

Adam was tied for the most goals in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the Rochester Americans when he was recalled by the Sabres on November 19, 2013.[2]

On December 16, 2014, Adam was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jerry D'Amigo.[3]

On July 3, 2015, Adam signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the New York Rangers.[4] After attending the Rangers' 2015 training camp, he was reassigned for the duration of the 2015–16 season to the club's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. In 59 games with Hartford, he scored 12 goals and 29 points.

In October 2016, Adam signed with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in Germany.[5]

Following the 2018–19 season, helping Adler Mannheim claim the DEL championship, Adam left as a free agent after three seasons and agreed to a two-year contract with Düsseldorfer EG on May 3, 2019.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Adam's father, Russ, played eight games in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1982–83 season.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 St. John's Fog Devils QMJHL 63 6 9 15 51 4 0 2 2 4
2007–08 St. John's Fog Devils QMJHL 70 36 30 66 72 6 3 5 8 8
2008–09 Montreal Junior Hockey Club QMJHL 47 22 27 49 59
2009–10 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 56 49 41 90 75 5 3 1 4 2
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 3 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 57 29 33 62 46 12 4 3 7 14
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 19 3 1 4 12
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 27 4 9 13 18 3 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 10 10 20 14
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 67 15 22 37 57 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 4 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 59 29 20 49 48 5 2 2 4 4
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 1 0 1 4
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 27 8 12 20 24
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 46 8 14 22 38
2014–15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 4
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 59 12 17 29 30
2016–17 Adler Mannheim DEL 38 15 20 35 22 7 3 3 6 4
2017–18 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 10 23 33 38 10 3 4 7 4
2018–19 Adler Mannheim DEL 50 16 22 38 24 14 5 8 13 10
NHL totals 90 15 11 26 36

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Canada Atlantic U17 6th 5 0 1 1 2
2010 Canada WJC   6 4 4 8 8
Junior totals 11 4 5 9 10

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
First All-Star Team 2010
AHL
All-Star Game 2011
All-Rookie Team 2011
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award 2011 [7]
DEL
Champion (Adler Mannheim) 2019 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flyers 6, Sabres 3". Buffalo Sabres. October 26, 2010. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Ryndak, Chris (November 30, 2013). "RECAP (Nov. 29): MAPLE LEAFS 2 - SABRES 3 (OT)". Buffalo Sabres. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Center Luke Adam From Buffalo Sabres in Exchange for Left Wing Jerry D'Amigo". NHL.com. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  4. ^ New York Rangers (July 3, 2015). "Rangers agree to terms with Adam". Twitter. Retrieved July 3, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Luke Adam signs to play in Germany - Hockey - The Telegram". www.thetelegram.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dusseldorfer brings in DEL champion Luke Adam" (in German). Düsseldorfer EG. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Adam named AHL rookie of the year". American Hockey League. April 7, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Adler Mannheim wins DEL". IIHF. April 27, 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Tyler Ennis
AHL Rookie of the Year
2010–11
Succeeded by
Cory Conacher