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Craig Adams | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/26/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
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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. Sep 26 - 11:11 AM

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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.
Apr 24 - 9:43 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.
Jan 6 - 7:53 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

The Pittsburgh Penguins haven't presented Craig Adams with an offer yet, according to his agent, Neil Sheehy.

"They said they're still interested in getting him signed, but nothing is definitive," Sheehy said. Previous reports suggested that the two sides are close to an agreement. Adams had nine points and 107 hits in 48 games last season. He's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 10:52:00 AM

According to sources close to the negotiation, the Pittsburgh Penguins are close to re-signing 36-year-old Craig Adams.

Adams made a measly $675,000 last season, and is apparently seeking a raise, albeit likely a small one. The winger recorded nine points and 107 hits in 48 games during the 2013 regular season.
Source: Trib Live
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 10:42:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have interest in re-signing Craig Adams.

Adams had nine points, 28 penalty minutes, and 107 hits in 48 games in 2013. If the Penguins can agree to terms with him, Adams would serve as a bottom-six forward and help the team kill penalties.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 11:28:00 AM

The Penguins know that it will be a major test for them to contain Erik Karlsson.

Karlsson has a goal and five assists in five games during the playoffs. "I don't think he changes your game plan," Craig Adams said. "It just makes things more difficult when he's out there. His biggest asset is his skating. He carries the puck up the ice, but you can't always count on him playing at the point. He's just so mobile. He's got that ability to jump into the play and the speed to get back."
Tue, May 14, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Through all the deadline deals the Penguins have made over the past few years, Craig Adams has remained a vital player.

He's a fourth-liner, but a key one at that. It's notable that as general manager Ray Shero has made moves to bolster the team's playoff runs, Adams has stuck in the lineup and been an important penalty killer, too. "I try to finish my checks," Adams said. "I block shots. I try to kill penalties well. I try to win faceoffs. That's something I'm really trying to get better at. I have a little bit of experience ... "
Fri, May 3, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Craig Adams said he's feeling fine after taking a punch from the Islanders' Matt Martin during a fight.

Adams dropped the gloves with Martin in the first period and left the game for a brief time. He ended up playing 11:58 and also recorded an assist. "Just procedural stuff," Adams said. "I'm OK."
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Craig Adams potted two goals in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Jets on Friday night.

Adams is nothing more than a fourth-liner with no fantasy upside. The goals were his first points of the season. James Neal also had a goal, giving him 11 on the year, good for second in the league.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:22:00 PM

Craig Adams sees three levels of issues the NHL and the union need to work out before a collective-bargaining agreement is reached.

First, is league revenues. Next, is less important components like drug-testing, travel, scheduling and safety. And finally, contractual issues such as structure of entry-level deals, free agency, arbitration and maximum length of deals. "It's all tied in," the Penguins' NHLPA representative said. If you want to have growth in salaries and have guys be able to have leverage in contract negotiations and flexibility throughout their careers, then you need to have some of those things."
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 10:13:00 AM

The salary cap could become a bargaining tool if the union and NHL continue to remain far apart on a new collective bargaining agreement.

"As far as the cap goes — look, everyone says that everything’s on the table," Adams said. "So far in our proposals we’ve kept the cap. That’s been our choice because we want to play, get a deal for both sides. But everything is negotiable." The league sought a hard cap during the last lockout. This time, the major sticking point is that the league wants to cut players' split of revenue sharing, and Adams acknowledged their first offer was one that galvanized the union.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:05:00 AM

Craig Adams is frustrated with what he feels is a lack of interest to negotiate on the league's part.

"We asked the league to continue the meeting into Monday," Adams said, who was involved in talks over the weekend. "They said they couldn't. The league wasn't interested, I guess. They said they needed to do internal stuff. Hopefully we'll meet again soon." He was also discontent with the lack of progress the two sides over that span by talking about the "smaller things." Talks are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, but the threat of cancellation for regular-season games is quickly approaching.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12:14:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Andrew Ebbett
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Kasperi Kapanen
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff