- The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Luke Adam
from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for left wing Jerry D'Amigo
, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The club has assigned Adam to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons
Adam, 24, has posted 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points with 32 penalty minutes in 87 career NHL games with Buffalo. He has also recorded 85-96-161 and 181 penalty minutes in 237 career AHL games with the Portland Pirates and Rochester Americans, including 8-12-20 and 24 penalty minutes in 27 contests in 2014-15.
The 6-2, 203-pound center was selected by Buffalo in the second round, 44th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. He split the 2013-14 season between Buffalo and Rochester, collecting 1-0-1 with four penalty minutes in 12 games with the Sabres. He added 29-20-49 and 48 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Americans, ranking first in goals (eighth in the AHL) and second in points, while appearing in the 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.
A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Adam 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 junior 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 tonight when they visit the Detroit Red Wings. Game time from Joe Louis Arena is 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 7 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.