February 6, 1990 |
Brantford, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team||New Jersey Devils|
|NHL Draft||82nd overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Adam Henrique (born February 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the third round, 82nd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Henrique is of Portuguese and Polish heritage.
Henrique was born in Brantford to Joe and Teresa Henrique, as the second oldest of four brothers. His father is Portuguese and his mother is Polish. His grandparents speak Portuguese. His dad speaks a little Portuguese and his mom speaks Polish. Joe farms 50 acres of tobacco and ginseng in Burford, ON, about 90 minutes southwest of Toronto.
Henrique grew up in the small rural Ontario town of Burford playing minor hockey for the Burford Coyotes of the OMHA Southern Counties League. He then graduated to the AAA Brantford 99ers of the Pavilion League where he played until Minor Midget in the 2005-06 season.
In May 2006, Henrique was selected in the 2nd round (24th overall) in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection by the Windsor Spitfires. He then went on to win the Memorial Cup with Windsor in 2009 and in 2010.
He was a member of the Gold Medal Team Ontario U-17 team at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon in February 2007. On that club, he was a teammate of first round draft selections Steven Stamkos, Alex Pietrangelo, Michael Del Zotto and Cody Hodgson. He joined the 2008 draft after graduating from Assumption College School in Brantford, Ontario.
On April 11, 2011, Henrique made his NHL debut for the Devils in a game against the Boston Bruins. He scored his first NHL goal on November 3, 2011, against Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers. Two nights later, Henrique had two breakaway goals against the Winnipeg Jets, the second goal being the game winner in overtime. With the absence of center Travis Zajac due to injury, Henrique was matched up with wingers Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk on the top line for a short time.
Adam recorded his first NHL fight on January 10, 2012, against the Calgary Flames. The same night, he also secured his first Gordie Howe hat trick (a goal, an assist, and a fight in the same game). He fought Flames captain Jarome Iginla in the first period and went on to record an assist and score a shorthanded goal in the 2nd period. Iginla also recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick, with a goal and two assists in addition to his fight against Henrique.
Adam was selected to compete in the NHL All-Star Rookie SuperSkills Competition in Ottawa on January 28, 2012. However, he did not participate due to a groin injury he received in a game against the Edmonton Oilers on January 11. He missed two games due to the injury and returned in a game against the Buffalo Sabres; he "tweaked" his groin again that night, initially causing him to withdraw from the competition. Rookie teammate Adam Larsson also pulled out due to wrist soreness. Henrique was replaced by New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin and Larsson was replaced with Montreal Canadiens defenseman Raphael Diaz.
In the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 against Florida, Henrique scored 2 goals, 1 being the double overtime winner sending the Devils to the Conference Semifinals, becoming just the 2nd NHL rookie to score an overtime winning goal in a game seven. On May 25, 2012, Henrique scored 1:03 into overtime to eliminate the New York Rangers and send the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. This made him the first rookie to score two series-clinching overtime goals in the same playoffs. Henrique was one of the final nominees for the Calder Trophy which is awarded to the top rookie of the NHL; the award went to Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche.
On August 26, 2013, the Devils announced they signed the restricted free agent Henrique to a 6 year, $24 million deal.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||Brantford '99ers Min. Midg.||OMHA||33||33||21||54||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||74||16||35||51||7||24||5||8||13||11|
|2012–13||New Jersey Devils||NHL||42||11||5||16||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Junior int'l totals||6||1||0||1||2|
Awards and honours
- Won Gold Medal at Ice hockey at the 2007 Canada Games (with Team Ontario)
- Won 2009 Memorial Cup (with Windsor Spitfires)
- Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (2009–10 OHL Playoff MVP)
- Won Silver Medal at 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (with Team Canada)
- Won 2010 Memorial Cup (with Windsor Spitfires)
- Named NHL Rookie of the Month in December 2011
- Selected to the 2012 NHL Rookie All-Star SuperSkills Competition
- Devils vs. Flyers: Adam Henrique helps Devils to 4-3 shootout victory - NJ.com
- Ailing Devils rookies Adam Larsson, Adam Henrique will skip All-Star weekend | NJ.com
- Official Game Program of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. pg. 60.
- Stubits, Brian (August 26th, 2013). "Adam Henrique re-signs with Devils on multiyear deal".
- "Adam Henrique player profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- Star Ledger Staff. "Adam Henrique named NHL Rookie of the Month". The Star Ledger.