(Born October 8, 1974) -- Kevyn Adams’ father was a pilot when he was growing up. It turns out Kevyn has landed in Western New York twice.
Adams and family moved to Clarence when he was four years old or so. He went through school there and played for the Niagara Scenics. Then it was on to Miami of Ohio, and was drafted by the Bruins in the first round of 1993.
However, he was a Maple Leaf when he played his first NHL game in the 1997-98 season. The forward took part in one regular-season game and seven playoff games the next year, when the Leafs met the Sabres in the conference finals.
From there, Adams did a little bouncing, going to Florida, Carolina, Phoenix and Chicago in that order. He won a Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Hurricanes.
Adams retired in 2009 and became a member of the Sabres’ staff. He moved up to become an assistant coach in 2011.
--- Budd Bailey