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Sabres re-sign Luke Adam to one-year contract

Luke Adam with the Sabres in 2014
Luke Adam with the Sabres in 2014Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

On Sunday, July 27 the Buffalo Sabres announced they had signed 6’2, 206 lbs. forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract extension.

Adam, 24, was drafted 44th overall by the Sabres in the second round of the 2008 NHL draft. He has since played 87 games with the Sabres, tallying 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 total points, while also recording 32 penalty minutes and a minus-11 rating. He had one goal in 12 games with the team last season, and had four penalty minutes and an even plus-minus rating.

His best stint with the Sabres came during the 2011-2012 season, playing in 52 games with the team, scoring 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points, while adding 14 penalty minutes and a minus-6 rating.

Aside with his time with the Sabres, Adam has also played 210 games in the American Hockey League since being drafted by the Sabres.

After a short three game stint with the Portland Pirates (the Sabres then AHL affiliate) in 2010 AHL Playoffs where he had two assists, Adam joined the Pirates joined the Pirates during the 2010-2011 season. In 57 games with the Pirates that season, Adam had 29 goals and 33 assists for 62 points, to go along with 46 penalty minutes and a plus-18 rating. He then followed it up with four goals and three assists for seven points in 12 playoff games, while recording 14 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating.

After that season, the Sabres became re-affiliated with the Rochester Americans, where he has since played 153 games. In those 153 games, Adam has 48 goals and 51 assists for 99 points. He has also played 11 playoff games with the Amerks, tallying two goals and three assists for five points, 10 penalty minutes, and a minus-five rating.

Adam led the Amerks in goals during the 2013-2014 season with 29, and ranked second in points with 49. He has twice been an American Hockey League All-Star.

Having shuffled back and forth between the Sabres and the AHL over the past four seasons, Adam will now try again to crack the Sabres roster for the 2014-2015 season.