Sunday, June 11, 2006

Flags ink Adams as player/assistant coach

The Port Huron Flags have added veteran defenseman B.J. Adams, who will double as the team’s player/assistant coach, to their roster for the upcoming 2006-2007 season.

Adams, a seven-year professional with 373 career games played, becomes the fourth player under contract with the Flags.

The 30-year-old native of Scarborough, Ontario, spent last season with the Toledo Storm in the ECHL. With Toledo, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Adams totaled 12 points in 65 games with 62 minutes in penalties and a plus-14 rating.

After a four year career at Bowling Green State University, Adams played his first four professional games in the now-defunct IHL with the Milwaukee Admirals in 1999-2000. The following season was spent in Toledo before moving on to play two season in Pee Dee (ECHL) and then the 2003-2004 season with the Rockford Ice Hogs (UHL).

He posted his career best numbers as a member of the Odessa Jackalopes (CHL) during the 2004-2005 season, with 10 goals and 28 points.

"B.J. is a smart all around defensive player," said Flags head coach Stan Drulia, an assistant in Toledo this past season. "We will play him every shift against the other team’s top lines."

Adams joins Ryan Gillis, Shayne Tomlinson and Trevor Edwards as players currently under contract with the Flags for the up coming season.


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