ADAMS WAS ACQUIRED IN JANUARY FROM THE FLORIDA PANTHERS
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 11, 2002) – Jim Rutherford, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has signed center Kevyn Adams to a two-year contract. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Kevyn played an important role for our team during the playoffs and has played well since he arrived in Carolina,” Rutherford said. “He is an excellent penalty killer and one of the league’s top face-off men.”
Adams, 27, will enter his sixth NHL season in 2002-03. A first round draft choice of the Boston Bruins in 1993, Adams has tallied 59 points (22g, 37a) in 212 career NHL games with Toronto, Columbus, Florida and Carolina. He was acquired by Carolina on Jan. 16 along with Bret Hedican and Tomas Malec in exchange for Sandis Ozolinsh and Byron Ritchie. Adams (6-2, 195 lbs.) totaled 17 points (6g, 11a) in 77 regular season games for the Panthers and Hurricanes in 2001-02. He played in all 23 postseason games for the Hurricanes, scoring one goal. Adams played collegiate hockey at the Miami University (Ohio) and posted career-best NHL numbers in 2000-01, tallying 29 points (11g, 18a) in 78 games with Florida and Columbus.