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Craig Adams | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/26/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Craig Adams will draw back into the Penguins lineup Wednesday night against the Capitals.
With the Penguins trading tough-guy Zach Sill to the Maple Leafs for Daniel Winnik Wednesday afternoon, Adams will dress on the fourth line for the team's rivalry matchup with the Caps. The 37-year-old veteran had been a mainstay in the Penguins lineup until recently but will get his chance to make a lasting impression Wednesday night. Either way, he carries no fantasy value. Feb 25 - 5:26 PM

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Craig Adams had an eventful night in Pittsburgh's 3-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday.

Adams had an assist on the Penguins' lone goal and was handed a 10-minute misconduct midway through the third period. He typically doesn't rack up points or PIM as he has six and 35 respectively in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 18 - 11:40 AM

Craig Adams, who played a big role in negotiating the current CBA, was disappointed that the Philadelphia Flyers would knowingly choose to violate it.

The new CBA states that no team activities, including travel, can take place on Dec. 26 as an extension of the league's Christmas break. Despite that the Flyers decided to travel to Nashville on Dec. 26 ahead of their game on Dec. 27 and they were fined for it. "There's a reason the rules are there," Adams said. "There's a reason we sat out a long time, to get nice things like (not traveling close to the holidays). ... Once you start leaving things in the hands of individual coaches, individual players or teams, things can be abused. People put a lot of time into the CBA, arguing about stuff like this." Adams warned that the players bending the rules could prove to be a slippery slope.
Jan 6 - 8:16 AM

Craig Adams (undisclosed) was activated from the IL on Wednesday December 31.

Adams had seven hits in 13:49 minutes of ice time. He was sidelined for five contests.
Jan 1 - 1:57 AM

Craig Adams (undisclosed) has been placed on injured reserve.

He has missed the last two games. Adams has four points in 31 games this season.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Craig Adams' consecutive games played streak, and Penguins record, will end at 319 on Saturday.

The type of injury has not yet been disclosed. Andrew Ebbett will play in his place.
Source: Josh Yohe
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Craig Adams went into the Pittsburgh record books on Saturday as he played in his 314th consecutive game with the franchise.

Adams broke Ron Shock's record of 313. The only time we seem to write about Adams is when he passes someone on the Penguins so it's safe to say he has no fantasy value. Nevertheless, congratulations to Adams on the achievement.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Craig Adams played in his 303rd consecutive game with Pittsburgh to move into sole possession of second place and is now only 11 games away from taking over the lead.

The Penguins record for most consecutive games played is 313 held by Ron Shock who is best remembered as he was on a line with Eddie Shack and Ken Schinkel in what was known as the Shock, Shack and Schinkel line. Just some old-time memories.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 08:34:00 AM

Craig Adams tied second place the Pittsburgh Penguins' record books by playing in his 302nd straight game on Tuesday.

Adams now shares that honor with Jordan Staal, although Adams will likely claim full ownership of it on Friday. He has a goal and 11 penalty minutes in 14 contests this season.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Craig Adams has played in 300 consecutive games.

Adams needs to play in two more contests to reach the franchise record, which was set by Jordan Staal. "It's not something I think about every day, but it's good," Adams said. "Obviously, you want to play every night. Whether it's injuries or just being good enough to stay in the lineup, for a guy like me, that's an accomplishment." Adams has a goal and 11 penalty minutes in 12 games in 2014-15.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Despite his experience, Craig Adams' spot on the Penguins' roster isn't guaranteed.

"I'm fighting for a spot here," Adams said. "I'm fighting for a role, for ice time, for all of those things. It's kind of like starting over again. I don't know. I don't anticipate anything." Adams, 37, has 881 regular season games and 106 playoff contests under his belt. He also has won the Stanley Cup twice over the course of his career. New Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he respects what Adams has accomplished, but added that he wants to "see these guys in game action." Adams will have to fend off tryout Daniel Carcillo and young challengers like Jayson Megna.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Craig Adams scored a shorthanded goal in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss on Wednesday.

Adams' goal gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Pittsburgh would quickly follow that up with two more markers to establish a 3-0 edge, but they obviously coughed that lead up. Adams has seven goals and 11 points in 97 career playoff games.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Craig Adams played in his 345th game as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Adams tied Robert Lang for the most games played by a Penguin who was taken off waivers. Adams has three goals and five points in 44 games this season. He is the all-time leading NHL scorer for anyone born in the country of Brunei with 52 goals and 147 points and would be cinch to make the Brunei Olympic hockey team if they ever got one.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 07:53:00 AM

Craig Adams participated in his 800th career game on Thursday.

"I forgot," Adams said. "It's good. I think it's something to be proud of. It takes a long time. I guess it shows that I'm pretty old." He scored his 50th career goal in Pittsburgh's 3-0 victory.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Craig Adams has inked a two-year/$1.4 million deal with Pittsburgh.

Adams had nine points and 28 penalty minutes in 48 games last season. He'll continue to serve as a bottom-six forward.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
6Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss