Adam Mair

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Adam Mair
Adam Mair.jpg
Born (1979-02-15) February 15, 1979 (age 35)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Los Angeles Kings
Buffalo Sabres
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 84th overall, 1997
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1999–2012

Adam Mair (born February 15, 1979) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils. He is currently the Director of Player development at Canisius College.

Playing career[edit]

Mair was drafted 84th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Maple Leafs for five games in the 1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording a goal and 14 penalty minutes. However, he spent the majority of the 1999–2000 season in the AHL with the St. John's Maple Leafs. The Leafs traded Mair at the Trade Deadline in 2001, acquiring defenseman Aki Berg from the Los Angeles Kings.

Mair split time in the 2001–02 season between the AHL and NHL, and was hurt for a good amount of the season. In a December 20, 2001 game against the Ottawa Senators, Mair was assessed 47 penalty minutes after he left the Kings bench to join a fight that had broken out between the two teams behind Kings goaltender Felix Potvin. As the two teams fought, Mair's teammate Mikko Eloranta squared off with Senator's enforcer Chris Neil. Seeing that Eloranta was at an obvious disadvantage, Mair left the Kings bench and tackled Neil. The next day it was announced that Mair had received an automatic 10 game suspension for leaving the bench to join a fight. The Kings decided to trade Mair to the Buffalo Sabres on July 24, in exchange for former first round draft pick Erik Rasmussen. Mair has become a popular player, with his effort and his aggression.

He set a personal high in games played and assists and tied a personal record in goals in 2003–04. His 2005–06 season was plagued by concussions. He missed a total of 31 regular season games due to concussion symptoms after a collision with Tyson Nash of the Phoenix Coyotes on January 12, 2006. He missed the remainder of the 2006 regular season and the first 2 rounds of the playoffs and did not appear for his first playoff game until game five of the third round versus the Carolina Hurricanes. Adam was named an alternate captain on February 4, 2008 under the Sabres 2007–08 rotating captains and alternate captains system.

On November 9, 2009 the Buffalo Sabres placed Adam Mair on waivers. The 24-hour deadline passed with no team claiming Mair. The Sabres did have the option of sending him to the AHL Portland Pirates, but head coach Lindy Ruff decided to keep him up with the Sabres instead.[citation needed]

On September 17, 2010, Mair was invited by the New Jersey Devils on a tryout contract for the team, he eventually signed with New Jersey on October 12, 2010.

After his final professional season with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL in 2011–12, Mair announced his retirement and accepted the role of Director of Player Development at Canisius College on October 22, 2012.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Owen Sound Platers OHL 62 12 15 27 63 6 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Owen Sound Platers OHL 65 16 35 51 113 4 1 0 1 2
1997–98 Owen Sound Platers OHL 56 25 27 52 179 11 6 3 9 31
1998–99 Owen Sound Platers OHL 43 23 41 64 109 16 10 10 20 47
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 0 1 14
1998–99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 3 1 0 1 6
1999–00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 62 22 27 49 124
2000–01 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 18 27 45 69
2000–01 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 0 2 2 14
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 0 0 0 6
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 27 10 9 19 48 5 5 1 6 10
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 1 1 2 57
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 79 6 11 17 146
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 81 6 14 20 146
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 40 2 5 7 47 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 2 9 11 128 16 1 4 5 10
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 72 5 12 17 66
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 75 8 11 19 95
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 69 6 8 14 73 6 1 1 2 4
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 1 3 4 45
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 3 4 7 58
NHL totals 615 38 76 114 829 35 3 5 8 36
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
World Junior Championships
Silver 1999 Winnipeg

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC 7 1 1 2 29
Junior int'l totals 7 1 1 2 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL veteran Mair named director of player development at Canisius". USCHO.com. 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 

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