Greg Adams (ice hockey, born 1963)

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Greg Adams
Born (1963-08-15) August 15, 1963 (age 51)
Nelson, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
Vancouver Canucks
Dallas Stars
Phoenix Coyotes
Florida Panthers
Frankfurt Lions
National team  Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1984–2002

Gregory Daren Adams (born August 15, 1963) is a Canadian former ice hockey winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1984 to 2001.

Playing career[edit]

Before turning pro, Greg Adams played two seasons ('82–83 and '83–84) at Northern Arizona University. He led the nation in scoring his sophomore season. Undrafted, he was then signed by the New Jersey Devils on June 24, 1984. He played three seasons with the Devils until he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on September 15, 1987 along with Kirk McLean for Patrik Sundstrom and a 4th round pick in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft (Matt Ruchty). The following season, when Greg C. Adams was traded to Vancouver, the younger Greg Adams became identified by the nickname Greg "Gus" Adams.

He would go on to play eight seasons in Vancouver. During the 1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Adams scored a goal in what many Canucks fans believe to be one of the greatest moments in team history. In Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Adams scored the game-winning goal in overtime, catapulting the team to their second-ever Stanley Cup Final berth. He would also score the overtime winner in Game 1 of that Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers.

Adams was traded to the Dallas Stars in the 1994–95 season. After four seasons in Dallas, he moved on to play for the Phoenix Coyotes for two seasons (1998–99 and 1999–2000). After Phoenix, Adams played one season (2000–01) with the Florida Panthers and then retired from the NHL.

Greg Adams was a decent goal scorer who managed to score more than 30 goals four times in his career and had nine seasons with more than 20. Twice he scored over 70 points, once with the Devils (77) and once with the Canucks (76). Unfortunately, Adams was often plagued with the injury bug and only once managed to play one full season.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL 48 40 50 90 16
1982–83 Northern Arizona NCAA 29 14 21 35 46
1983–84 Northern Arizona NCAA 26 44 29 73 34
1984–85 Maine Mariners AHL 41 15 20 35 12 11 3 4 7 0
1984–85 New Jersey Devils NHL 36 12 9 21 14
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 35 42 77 30
1986–87 New Jersey Devils NHL 72 20 27 47 19
1987–88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 36 40 76 30
1988–89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 61 19 14 33 24 7 2 3 5 2
1989–90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 65 30 20 50 18
1990–91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 55 21 24 45 10 5 0 0 0 2
1991–92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 76 30 27 57 26 6 0 2 2 4
1992–93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 53 25 31 56 14 12 7 6 13 6
1993–94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 68 13 24 37 20 23 6 8 14 2
1994–95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 31 5 10 15 12
1994–95 Dallas Stars NHL 12 3 3 6 4 5 2 0 2 0
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 66 22 21 43 33
1996–97 Dallas Stars NHL 50 21 15 36 2 3 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Dallas Stars NHL 49 14 18 32 20 12 2 2 4 0
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 19 24 43 26 3 1 0 1 0
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 19 27 46 14 5 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 60 11 12 23 10
2001–02 Frankfurt Lions DEL 50 18 24 42 88
NHL totals 1056 355 388 743 326 81 20 22 42 16

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