In his second full season with the Spokane Chiefs, center Adam Hobson made considerable strides towards developing his offensive game, earning more ice time in the process. After recording just nine points in 63 games last season, Hobson skated in all 72 contests this year, recording a career-high 37 points.
Many feel that 2005-06 is Hobson’s year to shine. Barely scratching the tape at 6′, he is a good skater with decent speed. He has good hands and can be very tenacious, which makes him a very effective two-way centerman. He is a team first player who is extremely coachable. He has a great overall work ethic and is a superb role model on and off the ice. He has a decent shot but is a monster on loose pucks. He doesn’t try to overdo it and is very competent at both ends of the ice.
2007-08: Hobson spent his first season in the professional ranks, as he split time between Pensacola (ECHL) and Rockford (AHL). He made his AHL debut on November 2, 2007 against San Antonio. Though Hobson only registered five points in 25 games with Rockford, his physical brand of hockey and quality two-way play helped compensate for the lack of offensive production. Unfortunately, Hobson did not see any action in the playoffs.
A two-way player, good on faceoffs. Has a combination of size, skill and skating ability. The highest he projects for the NHL is probably a checking liner.