Kevyn Adams

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Kevyn Adams
Born (1974-10-08) October 8, 1974 (age 40)
Washington, D.C., USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shot Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
Phoenix Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1993
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1996–2008

Kevyn William Adams (born October 8, 1974) is an American retired professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks, and is also a former Associate Coach for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. Kevyn Adams grew up in Clarence, New York, and keeps a second home in Bemus Point, New York.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Adams played at Miami University and was drafted in the 1st round, 25th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Adams has also played for the Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Toronto Maple Leafs. His best season was 2000–01 when he had 29 points. The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Adams, Bret Hedican, and Tomas Malec on January 16, 2002 from the Panthers for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie. During the NHL lockout season in 2004–05, Adams played a short stint for the DEG Metro Stars in Düsseldorf, Germany. With the return of the NHL in 2005-06, he returned to Carolina, where he was an alternate captain on the Hurricanes Stanley Cup winning team that season. On January 8, 2007 he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Dennis Seidenberg. On August 11, 2007, Adams was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Radim Vrbata. On October 7, 2008, Adams was released from the Blackhawks. On January 6, 2009, Adams retired to become a player-agent.[2]

Coaching[edit]

On August 3, 2011, he was named Assistant Coach of the Buffalo Sabres.[3] He was fired on May 9, 2013, two days after the Sabres named Ron Rolston as their new head coach.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1994-95
Stanley Cup Carolina Hurricanes 2005-06

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Niagara Scenics NAHL 55 17 20 37 24
1991–92 Niagara Scenics NAHL 40 25 33 58 51
1992–93 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 40 17 15 32 18
1993–94 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 36 15 28 43 24
1994–95 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 38 20 29 49 30
1995–96 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 36 17 30 47 30
1996–97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 82 22 25 47 47 5 1 1 2 4
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 7
1997–98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 59 17 20 37 99 4 0 0 0 4
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 7 7 0 2 2 14
1998–99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 80 15 35 50 85 5 2 0 2 4
1999–00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 6 11 17 24
1999–00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 5 8 13 39 12 1 0 1 7
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 8 12 20 52
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 12 3 6 9 2
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 44 4 8 12 28
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 2 3 5 15 23 1 0 1 4
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 9 9 18 57
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 10 12 22 43
2004–05 DEG Metro Stars DEL 9 1 2 3 4
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 15 8 23 36 25 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 35 2 2 4 17
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 33 1 7 8 8
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 0 2 2 13
NHL totals 540 59 77 136 317 67 2 2 4 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanley Cup Journals". Hockey Hall of Fame. 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Kevyn Adams in limbo no more, as he jumps to player-agent role". ESPN.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Buffalo Sabres name Kevyn Adams assistant coach". Buffalo Sabres. 2011-08-03. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Sabres fire assistant coaches Patrick, Adams". TSN. May 9, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Dmitri Kvartalnov
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Evgeni Ryabchikov