Mark Adams
Image: Providence

Mark Adams

Hometown:

Bosford Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1991-05-23

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

5th round (134th overall), 2009

Weight:

210 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Mark Adams played for Malden Catholic HS in Massachusetts and also skated for the Junior Bruins in the EJHL. In 23 high school games, he scored 6 goals with 23 assists. In 32 EJHL games, he had 5 assists with 10 goals. Adams committed to playing college hockey for Providence in 2010-11.

2009-10: Adams scored 4 goals with 10 assists and was -3 with 85 PMs in 53 games for the USHL's Chicago Steel. While his offensive numbers were down, Adams' two-way play improved as the season went on and he was logging key minutes at the end of the year. He scored 3 of his 4 goals on the power play.

2010-11: Adams appeared in 33 games as a freshman at Providence College. He had three assists for the Friars and was -7 with 22 PMs.

Adams was limited to 19 games in his sophomore season at Providence College – missing time late in the season due to concussion issues. He had his only point of the season – an assist – in the first game  of the season in November against Vermont. Adams finished minus-eight with 12 penalty minutes. The Friars finished seventh in Hockey East but knocked off Massachusetts-Lowell to reach the conference semifinals in head coach Nate Leaman's first season.

2011-12: Adams was limited to 19 games in his sophomore season at Providence College – missing time late in the season due to concussion issues. He had his only point of the season – an assist – in the first game of the season in November against Vermont. Adams finished minus-eight with 12 penalty minutes. The Friars finished seventh in Hockey East but knocked off Massachusetts-Lowell to reach the conference semifinals in head coach Nate Leaman's first season.

2012-13: Adams made a healthy recovery from his concussion issues and skated in seven games for Providence as a junior before suffering a season-ending knee injury in November 2012. He was +3 with no points and 6 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Adams is a big, tough defenseman who is an above average skater for his size. While he plays a more all-round game in college, he figures to be more of a stay-at-home type in the pros.

 

Future

Adams will return for his senior year with the Providence Friars after an injury-shortened junior campaign.

 

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