October 8, 1974|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs|
Columbus Blue Jackets
DEG Metro Stars
|National team||United States|
25th overall, 1993|
Kevyn William Adams (born October 8, 1974) is an American former professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Phoenix Coyotes and the Chicago Blackhawks, and is also a former Associate Coach for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. Kevyn Adams grew up in Clarence, New York, and keeps a second home in Bemus Point, New York.
Adams played at Miami University and was drafted in the 1st round, 25th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Adams has also played for the Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Toronto Maple Leafs. His best season was 2000–01 when he had 29 points. The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Adams, Bret Hedican, and Tomas Malec on January 16, 2002 from the Panthers for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie. During the NHL lockout season in 2004–05, Adams played a short stint for the DEG Metro Stars in Düsseldorf, Germany. With the return of the NHL in 2005–06, he returned to Carolina, where he was an alternate captain on the Hurricanes Stanley Cup winning team that season. On January 8, 2007 he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Dennis Seidenberg. On August 11, 2007, Adams was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Radim Vrbata. On October 7, 2008, Adams was released from the Blackhawks. On January 6, 2009, Adams retired to become a player-agent.
On August 3, 2011, he was named Assistant Coach of the Buffalo Sabres. He was fired on May 9, 2013, two days after the Sabres named Ron Rolston as their new head coach. He remains on the staff of the Academy of Hockey, a separate division of Pegula Sports and Entertainment.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||9||1||2||3||4||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-CCHA Second Team||1994–95|
|Stanley Cup Carolina Hurricanes||2005–06|
- "Stanley Cup Journals". Hockey Hall of Fame. 2006. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2009.
- "Kevyn Adams in limbo no more, as he jumps to player-agent role". ESPN.com. January 6, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2009.
- "Buffalo Sabres name Kevyn Adams assistant coach". Buffalo Sabres. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
- "Sabres fire assistant coaches Patrick, Adams". TSN. May 9, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Kevyn Adams Day With the Stanley Cup
- Miami Hockey 2005–06 Media Guide
|Awards and achievements|
| Boston Bruins first round draft pick