Defensively reliable forward that excels on penalty kill and blocking shots.
Nickname - “Addsy”
Veteran of 10 NHL seasons with Carolina, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
Two-time Stanley Cup champion (Carolina - 2005; Pittsburgh - 2009).
Valuable member of Penguins’ ‘09 championship team, contributing in 24 playoff games as defensive forward and penalty kill specialist.
Key component of the Penguins’ No. 1-ranked penalty killing unit in 2010-11 - the first time in franchise history the team finished the regular season with the league’s top PK unit. Adams led all Pittsburgh forwards with an average of 3:05 shorthanded minutes per game.
Led all Penguins forwards in ‘10-11 with 64 blocked shots and ranked 4th overall on the team with 171 hits.
Finished the ‘10-11 regular season on a career-high 3-game scoring streak with 1 goal and 2 assists from April 2-8.
Appeared in his 600th career NHL game on Nov. 3, 2010 at Dallas.
Netted 1st career goal (and point) Nov. 10, 2000 vs. Toronto.
Made NHL debut Oct. 24, 2000 vs. San Jose.
Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in 9th round (223rd overall) of 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Played 4 seasons at Harvard from 1995-99.
Majored in history at Harvard.
Born in Seria, Brunei on island of Borneo in South China Sea where his father was working for Shell at the time. Raised in Calgary, AB.
Married (Anne); 1 son (Rhys Argeo); 1 daughter (Francesca Alice).
Wife’s father is Paul Cellucci, former Governor of Massachusetts and U.S. Ambassador to Canada.