"Obviously you've been able to see a level of talent that Luke has with his God-given assets, which are his size and strength. He's a hard-working kid that continues to work at his stickhandling, his shooting and the rest of his skill set. It makes it easy when success follows."
-- Portland coach Kevin Dineen
The Portland Pirates rookie center and top Buffalo Sabres prospect has shot out of the starting blocks as one of the American Hockey League's top offensive threats, let alone one of its top rookies. He's already earned two NHL call-ups, and he's probably accrued enough air miles in the process to qualify for frequent-flier status.
But for a player who seemingly holds a future one-way ticket to the National Hockey League in his back pocket, Adam certainly won't begrudge the process involved in getting there.