Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Craig Adams
Craig Adams was born April 26, 1977 in Seria, Brunei. The ninth pick, 223 overall selection of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Adams is a graduate of the ECAC's Harvard Crimson .

A hard-working winger, Adams went on to play four years at Harvard, before making his professional debut in 99-2000 with the IHL's Cincinnati Cyclones. After one full season in Cincinnati honing his skills, Adams went on to make his NHL debut in 2000-01, and spent the majority of the season with the Canes'.

In 2001-02, Adams split his time between Carolina and the AHL's Lowell Lock Monsters, before earning his roster spot with the big club in 2002-03. In his first full season with Carolina, the former Harvard grad went on to play 81 games, while registering 18 points (6-12-18), and over the course of the following season continued his strong play for the club.

Following the lock out season of 2004-05, Adams was acquired by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the summer of 2005 and subsequently was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes just prior to the 2005-06 NHL season. The move proved fortuitous as Craig and the Hurricanes went on to capture the Stanley Cup that season.

In the 2006-07 season, Adams was one of only four Hurricanes to compete in all 82 regular season games. The following season, Adams appeared in 57 games with the club before he was dealt on January 17, 2008. The trade sent Hurricane the veteran to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

In 2008-09, as a member of the champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Adams would once again sip from Lord Stanley's Cup, after the Penguins eliminated the Red Wings in a 7 game battle.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Calgary Buffaloes AMHL
1994-95 Calgary Canucks AJHL
1995-96 Harvard Crimson ECAC 34 8 9 17 56
1996-97 Harvard Crimson ECAC 32 6 4 10 36
1997-98 Harvard Crimson ECAC 12 6 6 12 12
1998-99 Harvard Crimson ECAC 31 9 14 23 53
1999-00 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 73 12 12 24 124 -3 8 0 1 1 14
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 44 1 0 1 20 -7 3 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 4 0 1 1 9 0 1 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 0 1 1 38 +2 1 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 22 5 4 9 51 +2
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 6 12 18 71 -11
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 7 10 17 69 -5
2004-05 HC Milano Italy 30 15 14 29 57 15 4 7 11 26
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 67 10 11 21 51 +1 25 0 0 0 10
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 13 4 3 7 20 -1
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 7 7 14 54 -9
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 40 2 3 5 34 -8
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 35 2 4 6 24 -8
2008-09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 36 2 4 6 22 -3
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 1 1 0 0 24 3 2 5 16
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 0 10 10 72 -5 13 2 1 3 15
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 4 11 15 76 -5 7 1 0 1 2
2011-12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 5 13 18 34 -6 5 0 0 0 19
2012-13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 48 3 6 9 28 -1 15 0 1 1 10
NHL Totals 799 49 93 142 593 93 6 4 10 72


Rights transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997.
Missed majority of 1997-98 due to shoulder injury vs. University of Wisconsin (WCHA), December 27, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Milano, (Italy), July 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 25, 2005. Traded to Carolina by Anaheim for Bruno St. Jacques, October 3, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Carolina for future considerations, January 17, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Chicago, March 4, 2009.