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Gary McAdam
Gary McAdams
Position Forward
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
Calgary Flames
Washington Capitals
New Jersey Devils
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born December 31 1955 (1955-12-31) (age 60),
Smiths Falls, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 1975
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1975 – 1986

Gary F. McAdam (born December 31, 1955 in Smiths Falls, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.

Selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1975 NHL Entry Draft, McAdam also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, and Toronto Maple Leafs before retiring following the 1985–86 NHL season.

McAdam played junior with the Ottawa 67's and the St. Catharines Black Hawks but had to sit out one year due to an injury. After scoring 24 goals for St. Catharines in 1974-75, McAdam was chosen 53rd overall by the Buffalo Sabres at the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He split his rookie season between the NHL and the Hershey Bears of the AHL. Over the next two years, the young forward formed a solid line with Terry Martin and Fred Stanfield.

In February 1979, McAdam was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for veteran enforcer Dave Schultz. The next year he matched a career high with 19 goals and helped the Pens give Boston a tough battle in the first round of the playoffs. He often worked well when placed on the same line with Greg Malone and Paul Marshall.

During the first half of the '80s, the solid winger bounced around the league with the Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Sabres for a second time. His most productive season was a 40-goal performance with the AHL's Rochester Americans in 1982-83. He retired in 1986 after playing a season with Toronto and the St. Catharines Saints of the AHL.


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