Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Adams
Left winger Bryan Adams was one of the first ever free agents signed by the expansion Atlanta Thrashers, but has spent the bulk of his career toiling with their minor league affiliate. Adams, who signed with Atlanta on July 1, 1999 after a successful collegiate career with Michigan State University that included a two CCHA Championships and a trip to the Frozen Four, spent all but two games of his rookie pro season playing for the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League.

On March 3, 2000 the Thrashers summoned Adams and the next night in Ottawa he made his NHL debut but was held pointless. Back on the farm, Adams put together an impressive debut campaign by scoring 16 goals and 34 points in 64 contests. His totals were good for second in the league among first year players. The following year he upped his totals to 18 goals and 46 points and was rewarded with a longer stint with the Thrashers.

This time he saw action in 9 games starting with a call up in January and was able to record his first NHL point, an assist versus the New Jersey Devils, in that span. Back in Orlando Adams helped lead the Solar Bears to a Turner Cup Championship. With the demise of the IHL following Orlando's title, Adams minor league career was re-routed to Chicago for the 2001-02 campaign.

Adams went on to play one season in Chicago, before joining the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins in 2002-03.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Prince George Spruce Kings RMJHL 48 37 53 90
1995-96 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 3 8 11 12
1996-97 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 29 7 7 14 51
1997-98 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 31 9 21 30 39
1998-99 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 21 16 37 56
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1999-00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 64 16 18 34 27 +7 4 0 1 1 6
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 9 0 1 1 2 -4
2000-01 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 61 18 28 46 43 +5 16 3 4 7 20
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 64 10 17 27 25 +8 5 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 74 8 17 25 37 +7 13 2 0 2 4
2003-04 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 44 15 15 30 107
2004-05 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 39 11 15 26 64
2005-06 Iserlohn Roosters Germany 48 13 22 35 80
2006-07 Kolner Haie Germany 50 9 24 33 80 7 2 1 3 6
2007-08 Kolner Haie Germany 54 10 19 29 86 14 1 1 2 8
2008-09 Kolner Haie Germany 49 11 8 19 40
2009-10 Kolner Haie Germany 55 12 10 22 73 3 1 2 3 8
2010-11 EHC Munchen Germany 52 8 12 20 20 1 0 0 0 0
2011-12 EHC Munchen Germany 21 2 4 6 8
2012-13 EHC Red Bill Munchen Germany 51 6 10 16 22
NHL Totals 11 0 1 1 2


Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 6, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 5, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Iserlohn (Germany), August 8, 2003.