Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevyn Adams
Drafted by Boston 25th overall in 1993, Adams played four years for the Red Hawks at the University of Miami-Ohio where he helped the team to a CCHA title in 1993 as a freshman, graduating four years later. He spent a year with Grand Rapis in the IHL, scoring 22 goals, but Boston never gave him an NHL chance.

The Bruins gave up on him and he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in the summer of 1997, and for the next two years played most of the time in the AHL with St. John's. However, each year was called up to make a brief appearance with the parent club, playing in his first NHL game on October 1, 1997, opening night of the 1997-98 season.

Adams's break came during the 1999 playoffs when he scored two goals and demonstrated excellent two-way skills. He made the team the following season and was an effective fourth-line player, scoring only 13 points but playing on the penalty killing unit, taking key faceoffs, and checking tough opponents.

That summer, with expansion, the Leafs left Adams exposed, and the Columbus Blue Jackets claimed him on June 23, 2000 and it was there he became a front-line player on a team hoping to compete on a regular basis.

After being acquired by Columbus, Adams was dealt to the Florida Panthers where he finished the 2000-01 season and was a member of up until the midway point of the 2001-02 season before joining the Carolina Hurricanes on their playoff run to the Stanley Cup Final. The Hurricanes fell short that year, but in 2006, Kevyn and his teammates would go on to be Stanley Cup Champions.

In the 2006-07 season, Adams appeared in 35 games with the Carolina Hurricanes but struggled offensively. As a result the Carolina Hurricanes traded Adams to the Phoenix Coyotes for Dennis Seidenberg. His stint in Phoenix under bench boss Wayne Gretzky was short lived however, as the Coyotes dealt Adams in the off-season to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Radim Vrbata.

On the international stage, Adams represented his homeland at the 1994 World Junior Championship and the 2005 World Championship.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Niagara Scenics NAHL 55 17 20 37 24
1991-92 Niagara Scenics NAHL 40 25 33 58 51
1992-93 Miami University Redskins CCHA 40 17 15 32 18
1993-94 Miami University Redskins CCHA 36 15 28 43 24
1993-94 United States WJC-A 7 3 4 7 2
1994-95 Miami University Redskins CCHA 38 20 29 49 30
1995-96 Miami University Redskins CCHA 36 17 30 47 30
1996-97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 82 22 25 47 47 5 1 1 2 4
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 7 0
1997-98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 59 17 20 37 99 -5 4 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 2 14
1998-99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 80 15 35 50 85 -2 5 2 0 2 4
1999-00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 5 8 13 39 -7 12 1 0 1 7
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 6 11 17 24 +3
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 8 12 20 52 -4
2000-01 Florida Panthers NHL 12 3 6 9 2 +7
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 44 4 8 12 28 -3
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 2 3 5 15 -2 23 1 0 1 4
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 9 9 18 57 -8
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 10 12 22 43 +6
2004-05 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 9 1 2 3 4
2004-05 United States WC-A 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 15 8 23 36 0 25 0 0 0 14
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 35 2 2 4 17 -10
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 33 1 7 8 8 -10
2007-08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 0 2 2 13 -7
NHL Totals 540 59 77 136 317 67 2 2 4 39


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1995) Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 7, 1997. Claimed by Columbus from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Florida by Columbus with Columbus's 4th round pick (Mike Woodford) in 2001 NHL Draft for Ray Whitney and future considerations, March 13, 2001. Traded to Carolina by Florida with Bret Hedican and Tomas Malec for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie, January 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), February 13, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by Carolina for Dennis Seidenberg, January 8, 2007. Traded to Chicago by Phoenix for Radim Vrbata, August 11, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to knee injury vs. Columbus, November 7, 2007.
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