February 6, 1990 |
Brantford, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team||New Jersey Devils|
|NHL Draft||82nd overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Adam Shane Henrique (born February 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Devils in the third round, 82nd overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Henrique is of Portuguese and Polish heritage.
Henrique was born in Brantford, Ontario, to Joe and Teresa Henrique, the second-oldest of four brothers. 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.
Henrique grew up in the small rural Ontario town of Burford playing minor hockey for the Burford Coyotes of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (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 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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, is awarded to the NHL's top rookie. The award, however, ultimately went to Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche.
On August 26, 2013, Henrique, as a restricted free agent, signed a six-year, $24 million contract with New Jersey.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||Brantford '99ers Min. Midg.||OMHA||33||33||21||54||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||74||16||35||51||7||24||5||8||13||11|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honours
- Won Gold Medal at Ice hockey at the 2007 Canada Games (with Team Ontario)
- Won 2009 Memorial Cup (with Windsor Spitfires)
- Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (2009–10 OHL Playoff MVP)
- Won Silver Medal at 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (with Team Canada)
- Won 2010 Memorial Cup (with Windsor Spitfires)
- Named NHL Rookie of the Month in December 2011
- Selected to the 2012 NHL Rookie All-Star SuperSkills Competition
- Devils vs. Flyers: Adam Henrique helps Devils to 4-3 shootout victory - NJ.com
- Ailing Devils rookies Adam Larsson, Adam Henrique will skip All-Star weekend | NJ.com
- Official Game Program of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. pg. 60.
- Stubits, Brian (August 26, 2013). "Adam Henrique re-signs with Devils on multiyear deal".
- "Adam Henrique player profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- Star Ledger Staff. "Adam Henrique named NHL Rookie of the Month". The Star Ledger.