Toronto Maple Leafs

Jack Adams

Jack "Jolly" Adams was born on 6/14/1895 in Fort William, Ontario. During the First World War, Adams played with the 247th Battalion's team stationed in Peterborough, Ontario. He was a prolific scorer and played a few games with the Sarnia Sailors of the Ontario Hockey Association team before signing as a free agent with the Toronto Arenas during the NHL's inaugural season in 1917-18. He won a Stanley Cup in his first NHL season with the Arenas and spent the following three years playing for the Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. He made his return back to Central Canada during the 1922-23 season, playing with the Toronto St. Pats. His final season as a player was with the Ottawa Senators in 1926-27 where he won his second Stanley Cup championship.

Though Jack Adams only played in 174 NHL games, he would continue to be a fixture in the league. He moved to Detroit where he become the head coach of the Detroit Cougars. He was behind the bench as the Detroit franchise transistioned to the Detroit Falcons and then finally the the Detroit Red Wings as they are known today. He won three Stanley Cups coaching Detroit and also went on to be their General Manager, winning in that position as well. He is still the only man to have his name on the Stanley Cup as player, general manager and coach. For his success and longetivity behind the bench, the NHL still awards the "Jack Adams Trophy" to the best head coach each season. Jack Adams was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959 and passed away in 1968.

Jack Adams' Career Statistics

Year     Team                    GP   G   A   Pts   Pim
1917-18  Toronto Arenas           8   0   0    0    15      
1918-19  Toronto Arenas          17   3   3    6    17      
1920-21  Vancouver Millionaires  24  17  13   30    60      
1921-22  Vancouver Millionaires  24  26   4   30    24      
1922-23  Toronto St. Pats        23  19   9   28    42      
1923-24  Toronto St. Pats        22  13   3   16    49      
1924-25  Toronto St. Pats        27  21   8   29    66      
1925-26  Toronto St. Pats        36  21   5   26    52      
1926-27  Ottawa Senators         40   5   1    6    66      
Career Totals                   173  82  29  111   307   

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Jack Adams