Adam Henrique

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Adam Henrique
Adam Henrique - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Born (1990-02-06) February 6, 1990 (age 25)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 2008
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2010–present

Adam Shane Henrique (born February 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, who is an alternate captain 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.

Early life[edit]

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.

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

Playing career[edit]


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.


Henrique in 2010.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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
NHL totals 269 68 85 153 77 24 5 8 13 11
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2010 Saskatchewan


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC 2nd 6 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 6 1 0 1 2

Awards and honours[edit]


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