Luke Adam (LW)
||St. John's, NL
Buffalo Sabres’ second-round selection (44th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Re-signed a one-year NHL contract with Buffalo on July 27, 2014.
2013-14: Had one goal and four PIM in 12 NHL appearances for the Buffalo Sabres… Completed his third season with the Rochester Americans (AHL), ranking second on the team with 49 points (29+20) through just 59 regular-season games… Led the Amerks with 29 goals, marking his second 29-goal campaign in four years… Ranked eighth in the AHL in goals while falling one short of becoming Rochester’s first 30-goal scorer since the 2004-05 campaign… Tied for first in the league with seven game-winning markers and finished second in the AHL with a team-best 16 power-play tallies… Added four points (2+2) while appearing in all five Calder Cup Playoff games, finishing third on the team in postseason scoring… Notched two points (1+1) in Rochester’s season-ending 4-2 loss in Game 5 at Chicago on 5/04… Scored his first playoff goal as an Amerk in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/26… Matched a career-high with his 29th goal of the season against Syracuse on 4/18… Assigned to Rochester on 4/07… Recalled by Buffalo on 4/04… Appeared in his 200th AHL game at Lake Erie on 3/23… Took a team-high nine shots at Binghamton on 3/15… Netted his team-leading 25th goal of the season at Syracuse on 3/08… Reassigned to the Amerks on 3/08… Received second recall by the Sabres on 3/07 and appeared in Buffalo’s 2-0 loss to Florida later that night… Had a four-game point streak (3+2) from 2/21 to 2/28… Notched two assists vs. San Antonio on 2/21… Helped the AHL All-Stars to a 7-2 win over the Swedish Elite League’s Färjestad BK at the 2014 AHL All-Star Game on 2/12… Had a blast of 93.7 MPH in the CCM’s Hardest Shot event and went 4-for-8 in the Pepsi Accuracy Shooting event to help the AHL All-Stars to an 18-17 win over Färjestad BK at the 2014 AHL All-Star Skills Competition on 2/11… Scored his 20th goal in just his 31st game of the season in a 4-1 win over Hershey on 2/07… Marks his first 20-goal season since a breakout rookie campaign with Portland in 2010-11… Added to the roster for the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Assante Wealth Management on 2/04 and will represent an AHL All-Star squad that will face Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League at Mile One Centre in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland… Potted the game-winning goal to go along with an assist at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 2/01… Had a four-game point streak (3+4) from 1/17 to 1/25… Posted three points (1+2), including his team-leading 18th goal of the season, and was +3 at Binghamton on 1/25… Scored twice in a 4-1 win at Lake Erie on 1/23… Notched two points (1+1) and finished +2 at Hamilton on 1/11… Missed two games (1/03-1/04) due to a personal reason… Recorded a team-high four points (2+2) in three games for the Amerks during the 2013 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland, including a pair of goals against CSKA Moscow on 12/27… Had a four-game point streak (4+2) from 11/13 to 12/18… Assigned to Rochester on 12/16… Scored for the Sabres in a 3-2 loss to Toronto on 11/29… Recalled by Buffalo on 11/20… Posted the AHL’s longest goal-scoring streak on the road from 10/25 to 11/15, earning eight goals in six road contests over that span… Notched his second consecutive two-goal game for his league-leading 12th and 13th of the season in a 4-2 win at Utica on 11/15… Scored twice, including the game-winner, for his 10th and 11th goals of the season at Hamilton on 11/13… Had a six-game point streak (5+4) from 10/18 to 11/06, including the AHL’s longest goal-scoring streak over that span… Scored his sixth goal of the season in his sixth game of the campaign and his 100th as an Amerk on 10/25 at Hamilton… Notched a team-high three points (1+2) against Toronto on 10/18… Netted a pair of goals against Utica on 10/11 to earn first star honors… Scored Rochester’s first goal of the season and took a team-high five shots vs. Grand Rapids on 10/04.
2012-13: Scored one goal in four NHL outings with Buffalo… Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 37 points (15+22) in 67 games with the Amerks… Tied for third in goals, including six on the power-play, and racked up a career-high 57 PIM… Appeared in all three postseason contests for Rochester, recording two PIM… Assisted on a pair of goals at Hamilton on 4/21… Scored a goal and added two assists against Hamilton on 4/20… Returned to Rochester on 4/16… Made his season debut for the Sabres at Pittsburgh on 4/02, recording one shot and 9:36 of ice time… Recalled by Buffalo on 4/01… Notched two assists at San Antonio on 3/24… Notched a team-high two points (1+1), including the game-winning goal, and was named the game’s first star against Binghamton on 3/13… Recorded his 100th career AHL point with a goal at Lake Erie on 3/03… Had a five-game point streak (2+4) from 1/09 to 1/18… Assisted on two goals against Hamilton on 1/11… Had an eight-game point streak (5+4) from 12/07 to 12/22, including a goal in four straight games from 12/08 to 12/15… Notched a two points (1+1) at Lake Erie on 12/13… Appeared in his 100th AHL game at Toronto on 12/01… Returned to the lineup against Toronto on 11/30… Missed three games (11/17-11/28) with an injury… Made his season debut against Syracuse on 10/12, recording an assist for his 100th professional point… 2011-12: Skated in 52 games with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL), scoring 10 goals and adding 10 assists for 20 points… Registered 13 points (4+9) and 18 PIM in 27 games with the Amerks… Recorded an assist in his Amerks playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/19… Netted the game-winning goal at Lake Erie on 4/14… Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 3/09 to 3/16… Netted his first goal at home and was +2 against Binghamton on 3/10… Scored his first goal as an Amerk against Ty Conklin at Grand Rapids on 3/02… Assisted on two goals and was +1 against Adirondack on 2/24 to earn first star honors… Recorded his first two points as an Amerk with a pair of assists against Lake Erie on 2/17… Skated 17:26 and logged four PIM in his Amerks debut against San Antonio on 2/11… Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL) by the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) on 2/11… Skated in his 100th pro game against the New York Islanders on 11/29… Posted six multi-point games with the Sabres prior to joining Rochester… Began the season with Buffalo, scoring six points (3+3) in the first four games… Had a five-game point streak (1+4) from 10/25 to 11/02… Recorded his first career NHL multi-goal game (2+0) against Los Angeles on 10/08… Notched first multi-point game of his NHL career with two assists against Anaheim on 10/07… 2010-11: Netted his first career playoff goal on 4/14 in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals vs. Connecticut… Finished the regular season tied for the league lead in rookie points (62) and goals (29), and tied for fourth in rookie plus/minus (plus-18)… Recipient of the 2010-11 Dudley (Red) Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie and a spot on the 2010-11 AHL All-Rookie Team… He became the third straight Sabres prospect to be named AHL Rookie of the Year, following Nathan Gerbe (2008-09) and Tyler Ennis (2009-10)… Set pro career-highs in goals (29), assists (33), points (62), penalty minutes (46) and games played (57)… Finished second among Pirates skaters in all offensive categories… Netted two goals, including the overtime game-winner, along with two assists 4/07 vs. Manchester… Had an 11-game point streak from 2/26-3/22 (8+11) that also included a six-game assist streak from 3/12-3/22… Registered an assist for his 50th AHL point on 3/18 at Binghamton… Enjoyed a six-game point streak (5+4) from 2/06-2/19… Selected as a member of the Eastern Conference AHL All-Star Team for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross January 30th and 31st in Hershey, PA… Scored his first NHL game-winning goal on 1/06 at San Jose… Scored first career NHL goal on 12/07 at Boston… Earned first career NHL point with an assist on 11/26 vs. Toronto… Named Reebok/AHL Rookie of the Month for October after registering six goals and seven assists for 13 points in nine
October games… Received first-ever NHL recall by the Sabres and made his NHL debut on 10/26 at Philadelphia… Recorded second four-point game (1+3) of the season on 10/16 vs. Springfield… Named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending 10/10 after registering two goals and two assists in one game… Tallied two goals, two assists, and was named the first star of the game during his regular season debut on 10/09 vs. Manchester… 2009-10: Registered his first career AHL point (assist) in his pro/AHL debut on 4/19 at Manchester… Signed an ATO with the Pirates on 4/08… Collected four points in five postseason appearances… Named a First Team QMJHL All-Star after leading all Cape Breton skaters in goals (49), power-play goals (17), assists (41) and points (90) in just 56 games… Finished fifth in overall scoring among league leaders while capturing career-highs in all offensive categories… Selected as Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending 2/21 after scoring three goals and four assists for seven points in three games… Named Offensive Player of the Month for October after collecting 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 14 games… Participated for the QMJHL Team in the 2009 Subway Super Series against Russia… Finished second in voting for QMJHL MVP… 2008-09: Finished second on the team with 49 points (22+27) in 47 games with Montreal (QMJHL)… Participated for the QMJHL Team in the 2008 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge… 2006-08: Played back-to-back seasons with his hometown Fog Devils, registering 81 points (42+39) in 133 career games with St. John’s (QMJHL)… Led the Fog Devils in goals (36) and points (70), while skating in a team-high 70 games in 2007-08… Established a St. John’s franchise record for goals in a game when he scored four times on 11/09/07 vs. Lewiston… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Won a Silver Medal with Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.