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Luke Adam

Born:June 18, 1990Draft: 2008 Sabres, 44th Overall
Hometown:St. John’s, NewfoundlandPosition:Centre
Known For:2x AHL All-StarShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Status:Iserlohn Roosters (DEL)

Luke Adam (born June 18, 1990) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2014-2015 season. Drafted 44th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Adam enjoyed one final season at the junior level, serving as an alternate captain to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He recorded 90 points in 56 games and added eight points in six games at the U20 World Junior Championship.

Turning pro at the age of 20, Adam made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season and appeared in 19 games. He recorded three goals and four points, but spent the majority of the season with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). He appeared in a career high 52 games, recording ten goals and ten assists. Unfortunately, this was the year that kicked off a ten-year streak of missing the playoffs for the Sabres. Adam split two more seasons between Buffalo and their AHL affiliate, and was eventually traded during the 2014-15 season to the Blue Jackets for forward Jerry D’Amigo.

Luke Adam Sabres
Luke Adam with the Buffalo Sabres in 2013. (Micheline/SynergyMax)

Adam only played three games with the Blue Jackets, spending most of his time with the organization in the AHL. He played one season with the Hartford Wolf Pack before deciding to take his talent overseas. Adam signed with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsch Hockey League (DEL), playing three seasons with the club and winning a DEL Championship in 2019. In the last three seasons, he’s appeared in games for Düsseldorfer EG, Nürnberg Ice Tigers, and Iserlohn Roosters.

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Deeper Dive


  • QMJHL First All-Star Team (2010)
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal (2010)
  • AHL All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • 2x AHL All-Star Game (2011, 2014)
  • AHL Most Points by Rookie (62) (2011)
  • AHL Player of the Week (Oct. 10, 2011)
  • AHL Rookie of the Month (October, 2011)
  • AHL Rookie of the Year (Red Garrett Memorial Award) (2011)
  • DEL Champion (2019)