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.