Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Al MacAdam
For a campus as small as the University of Prince Edward Island, the number of players it has sent to the NHL is unusually high?Dave Cameron to the Colorado Rockies, Billy MacMillan to the Maple Leafs, and Al MacAdam, a draft choice of the Philadelphia Flyers.

In 1973-74, while playing with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Richmond Robins, MacAdam was elevated to the parent club and got into five regular season games and one playoff game as the Flyers marched to their first Stanley Cup. Although Al MacAdam's name is not engraved on the Cup, he did receive a Stanley Cup ring for contributing to the Flyers' ultimate victory. It was his only Stanley Cup, but MacAdam seldom takes the ring out of the jeweler's box, feeling he really didn't contribute enough to the Flyers' Stanley Cup victory to wear it.

MacAdam's career took him from Philadelphia to the California Golden Seals, to the Cleveland Barons (where he and a teammate initiated a strike threat after not being paid by the bankrupt management), to the Minnesota North Stars and finally, ending in Vancouver with the Canucks. In 1977 and 1979, he represented Canada at the World Championships.

MacAdam's most productive season was 1979-80 when he scored 42 goals and 51 assists for Minnesota. During the playoffs that season, MacAdam had two series winning goals. One knocked the Leafs out of the first round, while the second eliminated the Canadiens from round two. That season, Al MacAdam was awarded the Masterton Trophy, emblematic of perseverance through the course of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Charlottetown Islanders MJrHL 41 23 38 61 55 11 4 7 11 2
1969-70 Charlottetown Islanders M-Cup 14 5 6 11 6
1970-71 Charlottetown Islanders MJrHL 35 19 37 56 22 7 2 3 5 7
1970-71 Charlottetown Islanders Cen-Cup 21 23 19 42 31
1971-72 UPEI Panthers AUAA 26 32 21 53 8
1971-72 Charlottetown Islanders MJrHL 11 15 21 36
1972-73 Richmond Robins AHL 68 19 32 51 42 4 0 2 2 0
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Richmond Robins AHL 62 23 22 45 36 5 1 4 5 4
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 80 18 25 43 55 -23
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 80 32 31 63 49 -9
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 80 22 41 63 68 -2
1976-77 Canada WEC-A 10 4 4 8 0
1977-78 Cleveland Barons NHL 80 16 32 48 42 -19
1978-79 Minnesota North Stars NHL 69 24 34 58 30 0
1978-79 Canada WEC-A 8 4 4 8 0
1979-80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 42 51 93 24 +36 15 7 9 16 4
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars DN-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 21 39 60 94 -6 19 9 10 19 4
1981-82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 79 18 43 61 37 +9 4 1 0 1 4
1982-83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 73 11 22 33 60 +3 9 2 1 3 2
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 22 13 35 23 -5 16 1 4 5 7
1984-85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 14 20 34 27 -29
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 11 0 4 4 5
1986-87 Charlottetown Islanders NBSHL 11 11 11 22 2
1987-1997 St. Thomas University Tommies AUAA
1997-2000 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL
NHL Totals 864 240 351 591 509 64 20 24 44 21


Bill Masterton Trophy (1980) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1977) Traded to California by Philadelphia with Larry Wright and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Rob Chipperfield) in 1974 Amateur Draft for Reggie Leach, May 24, 1974. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Protected by Minnesota prior to Minnesota-Cleveland Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Traded to Vancouver by Minnesota for Harold Snepsts, June 21, 1984.