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Adam Burish
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Born January 6, 1983 (1983-01-06) (age 34)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
Dallas Stars
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
NHL Draft 282nd overall, 2002
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2006–present

Adam Burish (born Adam Mark Burish on January 6, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey winger who is currently a free agent.

He last played for the Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing CareerEdit

While attending the University of Wisconsin, Adam served as captain for the national champion 2005–06 team, and assisted on both goals (by Robbie Earl and Tom Gilbert) in Wisconsin's 2-1 victory over Boston College in the title game.

He was drafted in the 9th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (282nd overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks. In the 2009–10 season, he was a member of the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks.

On July 1, 2010, Adam left the Blackhawks as a free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars at $1.15 million per year.

Upon expiration of his contract with the Stars, on July 1, 2012, he signed a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks at $1.8 million per year, reuniting with University of Wisconsin teammate Joe Pavelski.

On October 17, 2013, he had surgery to an injured back and was placed on Injured Reserve.

In the 2014–15 season, on November 21, 2014, Adam was placed on waivers by the Sharks and was sent down to play with affiliate, the Worcester Sharks of the AHL.

On January 14, 2015, the Chicago Wolves acquired him via loan.

After concluding the season with the Wolves, on June 19, 2015, Adam was bought out from the final year of his contract with the Sharks, releasing him to free agency.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 61 24 33 57 122 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 University of Wisconsin WCHA 19 0 6 6 32
2003–04 University of Wisconsin WCHA 43 6 13 19 63
2004–05 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 13 7 20 41
2005–06 University of Wisconsin WCHA 40 8 21 29 67
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 64 11 10 21 146 6 1 1 2 4
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 4 4 8 214
2008–09 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 6 3 9 93 17 3 2 5 30
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 1 3 4 14 15 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 63 8 6 14 91
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 65 6 13 19 76
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 1 2 3 25 6 0 0 0 4
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 15 0 0 0 6
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 1 2 3 33
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 18 4 3 7 14
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 36 6 6 12 18 5 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 378 27 33 60 554 38 3 2 5 36

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WC 6th 7 0 3 3 27
Senior totals 7 0 3 3 27

Personal LifeEdit

Adam is of Greek descent. He has a younger sister named Nikki who also played for the University of Wisconsin.

Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics.

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