Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Russ Adam
A fourth-line checker who played with a determination beyond his skill, Adam was in the NHL with the Leafs for just eight games, from October 6-November 3, 1982.

Drafted 137th overall in 1980 by Toronto while a member of the Kitchener Rangers, he was one in a line of decent junior scorers who couldn't put the puck in the net with the same consistency in the pros. After graduating from the Rangers, he scored just eleven goals for the Leafs farm team in 1981-82, and after two more years in the minors and one call-up, the Leafs gave up on him.

Adam played for Fort Wayne in the IHL, and then played senior hockey in Newfoundland before reviving his career in Europe, playing five years in Germany before retiring for good in 1992.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Windsor Royals ON-Jr.B 35 26 44 70
1977-78 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 3 1 2 3 0
1978-79 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 62 20 17 37 39 9 4 3 7 31
1979-80 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 54 37 34 71 143
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 64 37 50 87 215 10 0 2 2 17
1980-81 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 0 4 4 6
1981-82 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 52 11 21 32 50 12 3 5 8 32
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 1 2 3 11 -3
1982-83 St. Catharines Saints AHL 64 19 17 36 119
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 70 32 24 56 76 7 0 1 1 10
1984-85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 60 28 46 74 56
1985-86 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 48 24 37 61 36 14 7 13 20 9
1986-87 St. John's Capitals Nfld-Sr.
1987-88 St. John's Capitals Nfld-Sr. 47 47 55 102 90
1988-89 ESV Kaufbeuren W.German 36 8 6 14 8
1989-90 Augsburger EV W.Ger-2 48 14 23 37 30
1990-91 Augsburger EV German-2 52 20 44 64 32
1991-92 Augsburger EV German-2 33 8 15 23 28
1991-92 Augsburger EV German-2 13 2 2 4 4
NHL Totals 8 1 2 3 11


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