COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Luke Adam to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Adam, 24, has posted 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points with 32 penalty minutes in 87 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres. He also has recorded 90-109-199 and 227 penalty minutes in 268 career AHL games with the Falcons, Rochester Americans and Portland Pirates. He has collected 13-25-38 and 58 penalty minutes in 58 AHL games this season, including 5-13-18 and 34 penalty minutes in 31 outings with the Falcons.
Acquired by Columbus from Buffalo in exchange for forward Jerry D’Amigo on December 16, Adam was selected by the Sabres in the second round, 44th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. In 2013-14, he tallied 1-0-1 and four penalty minutes in 12 games with the Sabres and added 29-20-49 and 48 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Americans. He led Rochester and ranked eighth in the AHL in goals, was second on the club in points and appeared in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic. He recorded NHL career highs in goals, assists, points and games played in 2011-12 with Buffalo, finishing with 10-10-20 and 14 penalty minutes in 52 games.
The 6-2, 203-pound native of St. John’s, Newfoundland played in four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the St. John’s Fog Devils, Montreal Juniors and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, finishing with 113-107-220 in 236 games. He registered a career high 49-41-90 with 75 penalty minutes in 2009-10 with Cape Breton. He also helped Canada to a silver medal at the World Junior Championship tournament, posting 4-4-8 with eight penalty minutes in six games.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time from PNC Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.