Luke Adam (born June 18, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Nürnberg Ice Tigers 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.
June 18, 1990|
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
Nürnberg Ice Tigers|
Columbus Blue Jackets
44th overall, 2008|
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. On December 7, 2010, Adam recorded his first NHL goal in an away game against the Boston Bruins.
On July 3, 2015, Adam signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the New York Rangers. 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.
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. In the 2019–20 season, Adam contributed with 14 goals and 30 points through 48 regular season games for DEG before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After just one season in Düsseldorf, Adam opted to leave the club and signed a one-year deal with his third DEL club, the Nürnberg Ice Tigers, on November 20, 2020.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|2014–15||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||3||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||59||12||17||29||30||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|First All-Star Team||2010|
|Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award||2011|||
|Champion (Adler Mannheim)||2019|||
- "Flyers 6, Sabres 3". Buffalo Sabres. October 26, 2010. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
- Ryndak, Chris (November 30, 2013). "RECAP (Nov. 29): MAPLE LEAFS 2 - SABRES 3 (OT)". Buffalo Sabres. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "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.
- New York Rangers (July 3, 2015). "Rangers agree to terms with Adam". Twitter. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
- "Luke Adam signs to play in Germany - Hockey - The Telegram". www.thetelegram.com. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
- "Dusseldorfer brings in DEL champion Luke Adam". Düsseldorfer EG (in German). May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- "Ice Tigers sign Luke Adam" (in German). Nürnberg Ice Tigers. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
- "Adam named AHL rookie of the year". American Hockey League. April 7, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
- "Adler Mannheim wins DEL". IIHF. April 27, 2019. Retrieved April 27, 2019.