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.
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.
Adams will most likely return for his junior year with the Providence Friars after an injury-shortened sophomore campaign. Adams is still a couple years away from making the pros.