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Kevyn Adams
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Born October 8, 1974 (1974-10-08) (age 42)
Washington, D.C.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
Phoenix Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 25th overall, 1993
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1996–2008

Kevyn Adams (born Kevyn William Adams on October 8, 1974) is an American retired professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League (NHL).

He has played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kevyn is also a former Associate Coach for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL.

Playing CareerEdit

Kevyn played at Miami University and was drafted in the first round (25th overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

On August 7, 1997, he was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs. On June 23, 2000, Kevyn was claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft.

On March 13, 2001, Kevyn was traded to the Florida Panthers with Columbus' 4th round choice (Mike Woodford) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft for Ray Whitney and future considerations. His best season was in 2000-01 when he had 29 points.

On January 16, 2002, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes along with Bret Hedican & Tomas Malec for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie.

On February 13, 2005, Kevyn signed as a free agent for the DEG Metro Stars in Dusseldorf, Germany during the 2004-05 NHL lockout.

After the lockout, he returned to Carolina where he was an alternate captain on the Hurricane's Stanley Cup winning team that season.

On January 8, 2007, Kevyn was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Dennis Seidenberg.

On August 11, 2007, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Radim Vrbata. On November 7, 2007, he suffered a knee injury during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets which caused him to miss the majority of the 2007-08 NHL season.

On October 7, 2008, Kevyn was released from Chicago and retired on January 6, 2009 to become a player-agent.

Coaching CareerEdit

On August 3, 2011, Kevyn was named Assistant Coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

On May 9, 2013, he was fired from the team two days after the Sabres named Ron Rolston as their new head coach.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Niagara Scenics NAHL 55 17 20 37 24
1991–92 Niagara Scenics NAHL 40 25 33 58 51
1992–93 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 40 17 15 32 18
1993–94 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 36 15 28 43 24
1994–95 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 38 20 29 49 30
1995–96 Miami University RedHawks CCHA 36 17 30 47 30
1996–97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 82 22 25 47 47 5 1 1 2 4
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 0 0 0 7
1997–98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 59 17 20 37 99 4 0 0 0 4
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 7 7 0 2 2 14
1998–99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 80 15 35 50 85 5 2 0 2 4
1999–00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 6 11 17 24
1999–00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 52 5 8 13 39 12 1 0 1 7
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 66 8 12 20 52
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 12 3 6 9 2
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 44 4 8 12 28
2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 33 2 3 5 15 23 1 0 1 4
2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 77 9 9 18 57
2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 10 12 22 43
2004–05 DEG Metro Stars DEL 9 1 2 3 4
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 15 8 23 36 25 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 35 2 2 4 17
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 33 1 7 8 8
2007–08 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 0 2 2 13
NHL totals 540 59 77 136 317 67 2 2 4 39

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • All-CCHA Second Team (1994-95)
  • Stanley Cup (with the Carolina Hurricanes) (2005-06)

Personal LifeEdit

Kevyn grew up in Clarence, New York and keeps a second home in Bemus Point, New York.

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