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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 on January 6, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey winger who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Adam was drafted in the 9th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft (282nd overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Prior to his NHL career, Adam played at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in Economics. He 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.

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.

On July 1, 2012 (upon expiration of his contract with the Stars), Adam signed a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks at $1.8 million per year which reunited him with University of Wisconsin teammate Joe Pavelski.

On October 17, 2013, Adam was placed on injured reserve after having surgery for an injured back.

Career StatisticsEdit

    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–Madison WCHA 19 0 6 6 32
2003–04 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 43 6 13 19 63
2004–05 University of Wisconsin–Madison WCHA 41 13 7 20 41
2005–06 University of Wisconsin–Madison 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
NHL totals 343 26 31 57 515 38 3 2 5 36

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WC 7 0 3 3 27
Senior int'l 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.

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