- Inducted in 2012
Born in Toronto on July 10, 1971. In 1976 he moved to Whitby with his family. As a student in Whitby he attended E.A.Fairman and Colonel Farewell public schools and Henry Street High School.
A product of the Brooklin-Whitby Minor Hockey Association (now the WMHA), he was part of the two time OMHA “AA” Minor Bantam championship teams from 1984-85 and 1985-86. Adam was drafted in 1988 to play for the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds where he played for 3 seasons culminating in a Memorial Cup appearance in his final season. He played 186 regular season games with the Greyhounds scoring 37 goals with 125 assists for 162 points. In 14 playoff games he had 5 goals and 12 assists. Adam was named to the OHL All-Star team for the 1990-91 season.
Drafted 22nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Adam played in Quebec for four seasons prior to the team moving to Colorado as the Avalanche. With the Avalanche he won two Stanley Cups; the first at the end of the 1995-96 season and then again at the end of the 2000-01 season.
Following the NHL lockout of 2004-05, Adam signed on with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the 2005-06 season and stayed with that team until traded back to Colorado in Feb. 2008. He became captain of the Avalanche at the start of the 2009-10 season. His final game was April 10, 2011 with the Avalanche winning in overtime against Edmonton and Adam being named the game’s first star.
During his NHL career this 6′ 2″, 226 lb. defenseman played in in 1154 regular season games, scoring 66 goals with 242 assists for a total of 308 points and an additional 170 playoff games in which he had 7 goals and 35 assists.
Internationally Adam played for Canada in the inaugural World Cup in 1996, played for Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics, won gold for Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics, gold in the 2004 World Cup, and skated for Canada in the 2006 Winter Olympics.