Adam Henrique

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Adam Henrique
Adam Henrique - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Born (1990-02-06) February 6, 1990 (age 24)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2010–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

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.

Professional[edit]

Henrique in 2010.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Brantford '99ers Min. Midg. OMHA 33 33 21 54 42
2006–07 Windsor Spitfires OHL 62 23 21 44 20
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 20 24 44 28 5 2 3 5 4
2008–09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 56 30 33 63 47 20 8 9 17 19
2009–10 Windsor Spitfires OHL 54 38 39 77 57 19 20 5 25 12
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 73 25 25 50 26
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 16 35 51 7 24 5 8 13 11
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 16 5 3 8 12
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 42 11 5 16 16
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 25 18 43 20
NHL totals 194 52 58 110 43 24 5 8 13 11
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2010 Saskatchewan

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC 6 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 6 1 0 1 2

Awards and honours[edit]

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