Family name originally Adamakos
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988)
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, June 25, 1984. Traded to Vancouver by New Jersey with Kirk McLean and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (Leif Rohlin) in 1988 Entry Draft for Patrik Sundstrom and Vancouver's 2nd (Jeff Christian) and 4th (Matt Ruchty) round choices in 1988 Entry Draft, September 15, 1987. Traded to Dallas by Vancouver with Dan Kesa and Vancouver's 5th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Jason Morgan) in 1995 Entry Draft for Russ Courtnall, April 7, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, September 1, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, November 6, 2000.
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench