Adam Henrique

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Adam Henrique
Adam Henrique - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Henrique with the Devils in 2013
Born (1990-02-06) February 6, 1990 (age 29)
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
New Jersey Devils
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2010–present

Adam Henrique (born February 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 82nd overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

Early life[edit]

Henrique was born in Brantford, Ontario, to Joe and Teresa Henrique, the second-oldest of four brothers.[1] His father is Portuguese and his mother is Polish. His paternal grandparents speak Portuguese; his father also speaks some Portuguese, while his mother speaks Polish.[2]

Joe Henrique farms 50 acres of tobacco and ginseng in Burford, Ontario, about 90 minutes southwest of Toronto.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Henrique grew up in the small rural town of Burford, Ontario playing minor ice hockey for the Burford Coyotes of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Southern Counties League. He played in the 2003 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Brantford 99ers.[3] He then graduated to the AAA Brantford 99ers of the Pavilion League where he played until Minor Midget in the 2005–06 season.[4]

In May 2006, Henrique was selected in the second 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 both 2009 and in 2010. In 2014, his jersey number 14 was retired by the Spitfires.[5]

Henrique was a member of the Gold Medal Team Ontario U-17 team at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon, in February 2007. On the team, he was a teammate of eventual NHL first round draft selections Steven Stamkos, Alex Pietrangelo, Michael Del Zotto and Cody Hodgson. Henrique joined the 2008 NHL Entry Draft after graduating from Assumption College School in Brantford.[citation needed]


New Jersey Devils[edit]

On April 11, 2011, Henrique made his NHL debut for the Devils in a game against the Boston Bruins. He scored his first career NHL goal on November 3, 2011, against Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers.[6] Two nights later, Henrique scored two breakaway goals against the Winnipeg Jets, the second goal being the game winner in overtime. With the absence of centre Travis Zajac due to injury, Henrique was matched up with wingers Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk on the team's first line for a short time.[citation needed]

Henrique in 2010.

Henrique recorded his first career 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 second period. Iginla also recorded a Gordie Howe hat-trick in the game, with a goal and two assists in addition to his fight against Henrique.[citation needed]

Henrique 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.[7] Rookie teammate Adam Larsson also pulled out of the Game due to wrist soreness. Henrique was replaced by New York Rangers left winger Carl Hagelin, while Larsson with Montreal Canadiens defenceman Raphael Diaz.[citation needed]

In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, in Game 7 against the Florida Panthers, Henrique scored two goals, the latter being the double-overtime winner sending the Devils to the Conference Semifinals. In doing so, he became just the second rookie in League history to score an overtime-winning goal in a Game 7.[8] On May 25, 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. At the end of the season, Henrique was one of the final three nominees for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie. The award, however, ultimately went to Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche.[citation needed]

On August 26, 2013, Henrique, as a restricted free agent, signed a six-year, $24 million contract with New Jersey.[9]

During the 2015-16 season, Henrique scored a career-high 30 goals, almost doubling his previous season's total of 16. He also recorded a career-high 50 points, finishing second in team scoring only behind Kyle Palmieri.[citation needed]

On October 29, 2016, Henrique scored his 100th career goal in a home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.[10]

Anaheim Ducks[edit]

During the 2017–18 season, on November 30, 2017, Henrique was traded by the Devils, alongside Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick in 2019 or 2020.[11] When Henrique faced his former team for the first time on December 18, 2017, he was given a tribute video and a tremendous ovation from Devils fans. Despite a Devils 5-3 win, Henrique managed to net a superb goal by lifting the puck past Devils (and former Ducks) defender Sami Vatanen.[citation needed]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2010 Saskatchewan

Henrique first played at the International stage for Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, in Saskatchewan, Canada. He helped the hosts claim the silver medal, registering 1 goal in 6 games.

On April 29, 2019, Henrique was named to the Team Canada roster to make his full international debut at the 2019 IIHF World Championship held in Slovakia.[12]

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
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 16 27 43 34
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 30 20 50 23
2016–17 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 20 20 40 38
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 24 4 10 14 6
2017–18 Anaheim Ducks NHL 57 20 16 36 14 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 18 24 42 24
NHL totals 594 160 175 335 182 28 5 8 13 11


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 6 1 0 1 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Memorial Cup (Windsor Spitfires) 2009, 2010
All-Star Game 2010
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award 2010 [13]
Rookie of the Month (December) 2011 [14]
All-Rookie Team 2012


  1. ^ a b Fitz-Gerald, Sean (February 22, 2012). "Devils' Adam Henrique quietly playing his way into Calder discussion". National Post. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Chere, Rich (November 15, 2011). "No matter how you say it, Devils' Adam Henrique will have following in Buffalo". Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Duff, Bob (January 2, 2015). "Duff: Henrique's number is up". Windsor Star. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Spitfires to retire #14 in honour of Jovanovski, Henrique, Ott". November 4, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Devils vs. Flyers: Adam Henrique helps Devils to 4-3 shootout victory -
  7. ^ Ailing Devils rookies Adam Larsson, Adam Henrique will skip All-Star weekend |
  8. ^ Official Game Program of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. pg. 60.
  9. ^ Stubits, Brian (August 26, 2013). "Adam Henrique re-signs with Devils on multiyear deal".
  10. ^ "Henrique scores 100th career goal, Devils beat Lightning 3-1 (Oct 29, 2016)". FOX Sports. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ducks Acquire Henrique, Blandisi, 2018 Draft Pick from New Jersey". November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Hockey Canada names 22 players to 2019 IIHF World Championship roster". Hockey Canada. April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Adam Henrique player profile". The Hockey News. October 1, 2010. Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  14. ^ Star Ledger Staff. "Adam Henrique named NHL Rookie of the Month". The Star Ledger.

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