|Assets:||Played the body well. Was defensively aware and displayed energy on every shift. Could be a shift disturber, kill penalties with aplomb and was versatile enough to play all three forward positions.|
|Flaws:||Lacked the offensive skills needed to play steady minutes in the NHL. Would occasionally run into penalty trouble. Could go into prolonged scoring droughts that seemingly never ended. Wasn't much of a pugilist.|
|Career Potential:||Energy forward.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2008-09 (Pittsburgh), 2005-06 (Carolina)|
|1/26/2016||Announced his retirement.|
|12/31/2014||Missed 5 games (undisclosed).|
|12/22/2014||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|7/05/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|4/20/2012||Missed the last playoff game (suspended by nhl).|
|4/16/2012||Suspended by the NHL for 1 game.|
|6/09/2011||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|6/29/2009||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract.|
|3/04/2009||Claimed off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|1/17/2008||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|12/19/2007||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|6/30/2006||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year contract.|
|11/12/2005||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|10/03/2005||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|10/03/2005||Acquired from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.|
|10/03/2005||Re-assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|9/26/2005||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|8/25/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a one-year contract.|
|7/28/2004||Signed with the HCJ Milano Vipers of the Italian League.|
|5/01/2003||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a one-year contract.|
|2/13/2002||Suspended by the NHL for ten games.|
|2/09/2002||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|1/16/2002||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|7/31/2001||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|3/21/2001||Missed 5 games (wrist injury).|
|3/08/2001||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|2/05/2001||Recalled from Cincinnati (IHL).|
|1/29/2001||Assigned to Cincinnati (IHL).|
|12/15/2000||Missed 4 games (sternum injury).|
|12/03/2000||Sternum injury, day-to-day.|
|3/04/2009||Claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|1/17/2008||Carolina Hurricanes traded Craig Adams to the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional draft selection in 2009.|
|10/03/2005||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim traded Craig Adams to the Carolina Hurricanes fro Bruno St. Jacques.|
|8/25/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.|
|6/25/1997||Rights transferred to the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hartford Whalers franchise relocated.|
|6/22/1996||Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 9th round (223rd overall) in 1996.|
| 01/26/2016 3:21 PM
NewsAdams announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Craig Adams nets shorthanded goal Wednesday | 04/24/2014 9:43 AM
NewsCraig Adams scored a shorthanded goal in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss on Wednesday.
ImpactAdams' goal gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Pittsburgh would quickly follow that up with two more markers to establish a 3-0 edge, but they obviously coughed that lead up. Adams has seven goals and 11 points in 97 career playoff games.
Craig Adams plays in 345th game as a Penguin | 01/06/2014 7:53 AM
NewsCraig Adams played in his 345th game as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
ImpactAdams tied Robert Lang for the most games played by a Penguin who was taken off waivers. Adams has three goals and five points in 44 games this season. He is the all-time leading NHL scorer for anyone born in the country of Brunei with 52 goals and 147 points and would be cinch to make the Brunei Olympic hockey team if they ever got one.
Craig Adams takes part in 800th career game | 10/04/2013 8:51 AM
NewsCraig Adams participated in his 800th career game on Thursday.
Impact"I forgot," Adams said. "It's good. I think it's something to be proud of. It takes a long time. I guess it shows that I'm pretty old." He scored his 50th career goal in Pittsburgh's 3-0 victory.
Pittsburgh re-signs Craig Adams | 07/05/2013 5:59 PM
NewsCraig Adams has inked a two-year/$1.4 million deal with Pittsburgh.
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ImpactAdams had nine points and 28 penalty minutes in 48 games last season. He'll continue to serve as a bottom-six forward.
Penguins haven't made Adams an offer yet | 07/04/2013 10:52 AM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins haven't presented Craig Adams with an offer yet, according to his agent, Neil Sheehy.
Impact"They said they're still interested in getting him signed, but nothing is definitive," Sheehy said. Previous reports suggested that the two sides are close to an agreement. Adams had nine points and 107 hits in 48 games last season. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday.
Craig Adams likely to sign before Friday | 07/02/2013 10:42 PM
NewsAccording to sources close to the negotiation, the Pittsburgh Penguins are close to re-signing 36-year-old Craig Adams.
ImpactAdams made a measly $675,000 last season, and is apparently seeking a raise, albeit likely a small one. The winger recorded nine points and 107 hits in 48 games during the 2013 regular season.
Penguins want to re-sign Craig Adams | 06/29/2013 11:28 AM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have interest in re-signing Craig Adams.
ImpactAdams had nine points, 28 penalty minutes, and 107 hits in 48 games in 2013. If the Penguins can agree to terms with him, Adams would serve as a bottom-six forward and help the team kill penalties.
Penguins know Karlsson will be a handful | 05/14/2013 11:02 AM
NewsThe Penguins know that it will be a major test for them to contain Erik Karlsson.
ImpactKarlsson has a goal and five assists in five games during the playoffs. "I don't think he changes your game plan," Craig Adams said. "It just makes things more difficult when he's out there. His biggest asset is his skating. He carries the puck up the ice, but you can't always count on him playing at the point. He's just so mobile. He's got that ability to jump into the play and the speed to get back."
Craig Adams OK after taking punch | 03/23/2013 10:33 AM
NewsCraig Adams said he's feeling fine after taking a punch from the Islanders' Matt Martin during a fight.
ImpactAdams dropped the gloves with Martin in the first period and left the game for a brief time. He ended up playing 11:58 and also recorded an assist. "Just procedural stuff," Adams said. "I'm OK."
Craig Adams scores twice in 3-1 win | 02/15/2013 11:22 PM
NewsCraig Adams potted two goals in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Jets on Friday night.
ImpactAdams is nothing more than a fourth-liner with no fantasy upside. The goals were his first points of the season. James Neal also had a goal, giving him 11 on the year, good for second in the league.
|Games||82||4 times-last: 2013-14 (Pit)|
|Penalty Minutes||76||2010-11 (Pit)|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last: 2008-09 (Chi/Pit)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2010-11 (Pit)|
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