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1990 NAU Athletic Hall of Fame Class

Greg Adams

(Ice Hockey, 1982-84)

Greg Adams led the nation (NCAA) in scoring during the 1983-84 collegiate hockey season, with 44goals and 29 assists.  He also led Northern Arizona University in team scoring, including a "Hat Trick" against arch rival United States International University.  Adams spent two seasons with the Kelowna Wings of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League and NAU before signing a professional contract with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League in 1984.  In his first full season with the Devils (1985-86), he scored 35 goals and 42 assists for 77 points; all three were club records at the time.  He was traded to Vancouver in 1987, where he endeared himself to the Canuck fans by scoring four goals against St. Louis in his debut.  During the 1987-88 season, Adams scored 36 goals and 40 assists while appearing in 80 games.  He was the Canuck representative in the 1988 National Hockey League All Star Game.  He is the first player from an Arizona university to play in the National Hockey League.

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