|Born||October 8, 1974 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||25th overall, 1993|
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 Career[edit | edit source]
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 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 Career[edit | edit source]
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 Statistics[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||9||1||2||3||4||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- All-CCHA Second Team (1994-95)
- Stanley Cup (with the Carolina Hurricanes) (2005-06)
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Kevyn grew up in Clarence, New York and keeps a second home in Bemus Point, New York.