Craig Adams
Craig Adams
Right Wing
NUMBER: 27
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 200
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 04/26/1977
AGE: 36
BIRTHPLACE: Seria, BRN
DRAFTED: HFD: 1996-223 overall

* LAST GAME: Registered three hits and was (-1) in 13:09 of ice time at TOR (1/15)br>* Has five points (2g, 3a) in 14 games played since sitting out five games as a healthy extra... He had zero points in 26 games prior to being scratched for the first time this season on Dec. 1
* Ranks third among current Hurricanes in games played with the team (427), behind only Glen Wesley and Rod Brind'Amour
* Has been a healthy extra for six games (12/1-12/9; 12/26)br>* HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 427 gp, 33-44-77, 337 pim

SEASON HIGHS
Goals: 1 (twice)br>Assists: 2 (12/15 at PHI)br>Points: 2 (12/15 at PHI)br>Penalty minutes: 5 (four times)br>Shots: 2 (five times)br>Time on Ice: 15:15 (10/20 at PHI)br>Hits: 5 (twice)br>Blocked Shots: 2 (five times)br>Plus/Minus: +2 (1/12 vs. COL)br>
OFF THE RADAR:
* Craig spent the off-season in Raleigh, and his wife, Anne, gave birth to the couple's first child, Rhys Argeo, on July 24, 2007
* Craig purchases groups of tickets to select Hurricanes home games for children's groups including the Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Draft: Hartford 1996 (9-223-9)
Acquired: Oct. 3, 2005 from Anaheim in exchange for Bruno St. Jacques
First NHL Game: Oct. 24, 2000 in a 3-2 loss vs. San Jose
First NHL Point: Nov. 10, 2000 in a 3-1 win vs. Toronto (goal)
First NHL Goal: Nov. 10, 2000 in a 3-1 win vs. Toronto
Most Goals, Game: 2 - 4 times (Last: Oct. 13, 2006 in a 4-3 win at Atlanta)
Most Assists, Game: 3 - Dec. 6, 2005 in a 6-2 win at Anaheim
Most Points, Game: 3 - three times (Last: Dec. 13, 2005 in a 5-3 win vs. Chicago)
Most Penaly Minutes, Game: 17 - April 3, 2006 in a 6-5 overtime win vs. Washington

Personal: Craig and his wife, Anne, were married on 7/26/03... Their son, Rhys Argeo, was born on 7/24/07... Anne’s father is Paul Cellucci, the former Governor of Massachusetts and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada... Craig was born in Brunei on the island of Borneo in the South China Sea, where his father was working for Shell at the time... He was raised in Calgary, but spent the off-season in Raleigh in 2007... His favorite team growing up was Calgary and his favorite player was Wendel Clark... His favorite movie is Snatch, his favorite band is The Tragically Hip, his favorite food is lamb and his favorite book is Papillon... He was a history major at Harvard and he speaks French… Craig says that when his hockey career is over, he’ll be “a stay-at-home dad”…His favorite athlete outside of hockey is David Ortiz and his favorite team is the Boston Red Sox…Craig purchased groups of tickets to select Hurricanes home games last season for children’s groups including the Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, providing each child with an autographed t-shirt as well… He also volunteered to award the medals at Special Olympics North Carolina’s first-ever floor hockey competition this past summer... His guilty pleasure is John Denver…His favorite thing to do in the Triangle is go to UNC basketball games…His favorite road city is Calgary and favorite road arena is the Bell Centre in Montreal.

2006-07 Highlights
  • Completed his sixth NHL season with Carolina
  • Was one of four Hurricanes to play in all 82 games in 2006-07
  • Ranked third on the team and24th in the NHL with 173 hits
  • Ranks third among current Hurricanes in games played with the team (387), behind only Glen Wesley and Rod Brind'Amour
  • Assisted on Ladd’s game-winning goal vs. WSH (3/22)
  • Earned an assist on Vasicek’s goal and sparred with John Oduya at NJ (3/17)
  • Assisted on LaRose’s shorthanded goal at MTL (2/17)
  • Netted the game-winning goal vs. FLA (1/11)
  • Scored Carolina’s lone goal shorthanded and was (+1) in 7:45 of ice time at BUF (12/28)
  • Scored a goalfor the second straight game at VAN (12/8)
  • Scored Carolina’s lone goal at EDM (12/6)
  • Scored the game’s first goal by banging home a rebound vs. NYR (11/15) and was (+1) in 8:31 of ice time
  • Assisted on Kevyn Adams’ goal and registered six hits vs. TB (10/28)
  • Scored two goals in a game for the fourth time in his career at ATL (10/13)
Longest goal streak: 2 games (12/6-12/8: 2g, 0a)
Longest assist streak: 2 games (11/24-11/28: 0g, 2a; 3/17-3/22: 0g, 2a)
Longest point streak: 2 games (11/24-11/28: 0g, 2a; 12/6-12/8: 2g, 0a; 3/17-3/22: 0g, 2a)
Multi-goal games: 1 (10/13 at ATL: 2g, 0a)
Multi-point games: 1 (10/13 at ATL: 2g, 0a)


Career:
Is in his seventh NHL season and seventh with Carolina... Originally drafted by the Hurricanes organization in the ninth round (223rd overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry draft, he was re-acquired by the Hurricanes on Oct. 3, 2005 from Anaheim in exchange for Bruno St. Jacques... Signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes on June 30, 2006

1995-99: Played four seasons at Harvard, totaling 86 points (41g, 45a) and 281 penalty minutes in 182 games... Was a teammate of Hurricanes Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jason Karmanos

1999-00
:
Played first professional season, scoring 24 points (12g, 12a) and tallying 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the International Hockey League (IHL)... Appeared in eight postseason contests, earning one assist and totaling 14 penalty minutes

2000-01
:
Completed his first NHL season, tallying one goal in 44 games... Made his NHL debut vs. SJ (10/24)... Scored his first NHL goal at 6:06 of the first period in a 3-1 win vs. TOR (11/10)... Was a healthy scratch for 31 games... Missed four games (12/3-12/13) with a bruised sternum... Played four regular season games with Cincinnati, registering one assist... Played eight playoff games with Concinnati, tallying one assist

2001-02:
Completed his second NHL season with Carolina... Split the season between Carolina and Lowell of the American Hockey League (AHL)... Earned his first NHL point of the season and first NHL assist with a helper on Craig MacDonalds goal at FLA (4/12)... Was (+2) vs. PHI (3/28)... Received a major penalty and a game misconduct for his fight with Chris McAllister... Was recalled from Lowell on 3/28... Was assessed an automatic 10-game suspension from the NHL on 2/13 for his actions on 2/10 at SJ... Was given a game misconduct for leaving the bench and getting into an altercation at 13:44 of the second period at SJ (2/10)... Was recalled from the AHL on 2/9... Played vs. PHI (1/6) before being reassigned to Lowell on 1/16... Was a healthy scratch for 16 consecutive games before seeing action at BUF (12/31)... Was a healthy scratch for 25 games during the season... Had nine points (5g, 4a) and 51 penalty minutes in 22 games played for Lowell... Played in one Stanley Cup Playoff game as the Hurricanes advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals before falling to Detroit... Skated in one game of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NJ (4/23)... Recorded two hits and two blocked shots in the game

2002-03:
Completed his third NHL season with Carolina... Established career-highs in assists (12), games played (81) and penalty minutes (71) and then-career-highs in goals (6) and points (18)... Scored his first NHL overtime goal and earned first star honors at BUF (3/12)... Scored twice, earned an assist and was named second star vs. CBJ (3/10)... Earned two assists at PIT (3/6)... Scored Carolinas first goal vs. WSH (2/14)... Scored his second goal of the season at BOS (1/4)... Played in his 100th NHL/Hurricanes game vs. DET (11/29)... Scored his second career goal and first of the season vs. BUF (11/7)... Made his season debut and was (+2) vs. ATL (10/11)... Was a healthy extra for one game (10/9)

2003-04:
Completed his fourth NHL season and fourth with Carolina... Set a then-career-high for goals in a season (7)... Notched a pair of assists vs. FLA (3/25)... Netted his seventh goal of the season vs. PHI (3/23)... Scored the Hurricanes' first goal at CHI (3/17)... Scored Carolina's first goal and earned an assist on Cole's empty-netter vs. ATL (3/12)... Scored a shorthanded, empty-net goal and earned an assist at CBJ (3/8)... Assisted on Cole's goal vs. BOS (2/21)... Played in his 200th career NHL game at TB (1/15)... Assisted on Cole's goal vs. ATL (11/13)... Matched his career-high with two goals vs. NYR (11/6)... Assisted on Vrbata's goal at TB (11/1)... Scored his first points of the season with a goal and an assist at NYR (10/18)... Was a healthy scratch for two games (1/6, 1/11)

2004-05:
Played for Milan of the Italian League, notching 15 goals and 14 assists (29 points) in 30 games... Had 11 points (4g, 7a) in 15 postseason games for Milan.

2005-06:
Established career-highs in goals (10) and points (21)... Hit the 10-goal mark for the first time in his career vs. NJ (4/11)...Played in his 300th NHL/Hurricanes game at WSH (4/7)... Set a new career high with 17 penalty minutes vs. WSH (4/3)... Scored the shorthanded, game-winning goal and was named first star vs. FLA (3/31) as Carolina clinched the Southeast Division title... Received a five-minute major when he sparred with Nathan Horton at FLA (3/10)... Scored the game-winning goal vs. FLA (3/3)... Earned a pair of assists vs. MTL (12/31)... Scored two goals, earned an assist and was a season-high (+4) vs. CHI (12/13)...Earned the primary assist on each of Kevyn Adams' three goals at ANA (12/6)... Notched his first points of the season with a goal and an assist vs. OTT (11/22)... Made his NHL season debut vs. ATL (11/12)... Had four goals, three assists (7 points) and 20 penalty minutes in 13 games with Lowell (AHL) prior to his Nov. 12 recall... Recalled from Lowell (AHL) 11/12... Acquired from Anaheim in exchange for Bruno St. Jacques on 10/3 and assigned to Lowell (AHL)... Appeared in one preseason game with Anaheim... Signed a one-year contract with Anaheim 8/25... Completed his third NHL playoff season and third with Carolina... Averaged 8:15 in ice time per game while playing in all 25 playoff games to capture his first Stanley Cup.