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Luke Adam, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 203

Born: 1990-6-18

Hometown: St. John’s, NFLD.

Drafted: 2008 2nd Rd. 44th overall – Buffalo Sabres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

August 2014- The Buffalo Sabres have locked up their AHL affiliates top scorer from last season, Luke Adam, to a one-year, two-way deal. Adam, who was a restricted free agent will stay with the organization that drafted him for another season and help provide some valuable depth to a team that can use all the help they can get. They did go out and make many moves to help improve the veteren leadership to mesh with what most view as the top prospect system in the NHL and even though Adam just turned 24 he still has another chance to prove that he belongs in Buffalo. Travis Watson

 

 

November 2013- Luke Adam was sitting at a crossroad unsure whether he would ever get another chance. Lucky for him the Regier reign is over in Buffalo and one of the first moves of the new regime under Ted Nolan and Pat Lafontaine was recalling their AHL leading scorer. Adam is currently tied for the lead in goals in the AHL and will look to bring some skill and edge to the Sabres bottom six. It's doubtful Adam will help change the fortunes for this year but at least he will help them ice a more competitive roster. There's been greater days in Buffalo. Travis Watson

 

November 2013- With the little to no help the Sabres seem to be getting from their bottom six forwards its no wonder they haven't called up their AHL affiliates leading scorer Luke Adam. Adam has shown some success already at the NHL level scoring ten goals and 20 points in 52 games played just two seasons ago but despite that limited success the Sabres haven't rewarded Adam with another chance as he only played in four games last season and zero to start this year. It wouldn't hurt to give the Americans leading scorer a chance to see if he can infuse some offence and energy into a team that seems to be losing its way. The least it would do is show the Sabres fan base that management is making an effort to stay competitive. Travis Watson

 

July 2013- Luke Adam re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract on July 23rd that will pay him $725,000. Travis Watson

 

 

December, 2012 - Adam has 18 points in his last 43 AHL games and nine points in his last 42 NHL games. This, after kicking off 2011-12 with 11 points in 10 NHL contests. He is a serviceable power forward who is starting to look more like a third-liner similar to Taylor Pyatt, rather than a top-line power forward. Either way, the road to high production will be much longer than we thought one year ago. - Dobber

 

February 2012 – Adam really didn’t have a tremendous upside until posting 90 points in his final junior year in the “Q” with Cape Breton. He then followed with an impressive season with Portland in the AHL to earn Rookie of the Year honors in 2010-11. The Sabres gave him a full-time job out of training camp, but was recently demoted to Rochester. Although a poor skater, has great net presence and ability to work the corners and succeed with a decent shot. Upside to a possible regular second liner in NHL.

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Adam was thought to have graduated from prospect to regular after a promising start to the current season with Sabres, although back on the farm now. Has great potential to put up solid numbers in NHL.

 

Footage:

Luke Adam with a pair of goals vs. LA Kings to start the season on 10/8/2011:

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:

What is it with the Sabres and big, injury-prone centers? While it's not fair to put 2008 second round selection Luke Adam into the same class as Tim Connolly, one has to wonder if Buffalo has some sort of curse that prevents them from ever having anyone over 6'2 down the middle. After netting 36 goals and 66 points in 70 games for St. John's in 2007-08, Adam was traded in the summer of '08 to the Montreal Juniors in a three-way deal that saw Angelo Esposito also join the fledgling franchise. However, 47 games and 49 points into 2008-09, Adam ruptured his spleen, putting him on the shelf for the rest of the year. The total package of skills, fantasy GM's needn't worry about Adam turning into a Band-Aid Boy. Unlike a concussion, a ruptured spleen isn't exactly a chronic injury and Adam did not miss any games in 2007-08. He’ll get a long look in the fall of 2011.

 

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Luke Adam statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects

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