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Get to know Sabres GM Kevyn Adams

Clarence native's NHL journey includes time spent as player, coach

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Kevyn Adams has been named the ninth general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. 

It's the latest stop for the Clarence native in an NHL career that now includes time spent as a player, coach, and in the front office both on the administrative and hockey operations sides. 

Here are three things to know about Adams.

 

In the front office

Adams was entrusted with growing the game at the youth level when he joined the management team at LECOM Harborcenter in October 2013 as vice president and director of the Academy of Hockey. He was elevated to general manager of the complex in January 2019.

Last September, Adams was promoted to Sabres Senior Vice President of Business Administration, overseeing the organization's day-to-day business operations. 

"Kevyn brings unsurpassed experience, perspective and vision to this position," Sabres president Kim Pegula said then. "He exemplifies our company values of teamwork, respect, accountability, integrity, trust and success; and will further our company mission in this role."

 

Behind the bench

Adams originally joined the Sabres in 2009 as a player development coach, then joined Lindy Ruff's staff as an assistant coach in 2011. He held that position for two seasons before transitioning to LECOM Harborcenter. 

 

On the ice

Adams played 540 NHL regular season games spanning 11 seasons with Toronto, Columbus, Florida, Carolina, Phoenix, and Chicago. He amassed 59 goals and 77 assists for 136 points. 

The forward won the Stanley Cup as a member of the 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes, appearing in all 25 of the team's playoff games that year. 

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