Adam has had opportunities to excel at the NHL level, but can’t seem to stay there. After being sent to Rochester, Adam went back to his usual scoring, putting up 49 points in 59 games (29 goals, 20 assists) for the Americans.
Adam has played in parts of four seasons with the Sabres, totaling 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists) in 87 games. At the age of 24, many expect the former 2nd round pick (44th overall) to produce better numbers than what he has shown. He’s shown that he can get himself on the scoresheet, but it hasn’t been consistent.
To start the 2012-13 season, Adam recorded 11 points in the first 11 games, but just nine in the remaining 41 he played in to finish the season. The two-way contract allows him to help out the Amerks, but the bigger concern is whether or not Adam can crack the Sabres lineup, and stay there.