Third Time May Be the Charm for Former Union Hockey Standout
It's been a long and winding road in college hockey for Jack Adams.
He was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2017, the summer before his freshman season in Schenectady. He scored four goals as a freshman, and more than doubled that total as a sophomore.
Then, heading into his junior year, an injury derailed him, and he was forced to miss the entire 2019-20 season. With the announcement that COVID-19 would cause Union to cancel their season in 2020-21, Adams announced his transfer to Providence College.
After six games, and no points, with the Friars last season, Adams has yet another move on his hands.
As announced by ESPN's John Buccigross on Twitter, Adams is headed to Notre Dame for the upcoming college hockey season.
For Notre Dame, this is a no-brainer. After being upset in the Big Ten quarterfinals by Penn State, the team was forced to withdraw from the NCAA tournament due to COVID-19 protocols.
Not only that, but Adams is a BEAST, and joining a roster that badly needs one.
Adams is 6'6", 210, on a roster that didn't have a player taller than 6'2". Against the teams you expect to face in the NCAA tournament, you need to have size and physicality in order to win, and the Fighting Irish didn't have that last season.
For Adams, it's a fresh start on a big stage, at a school much closer to the Detroit Red Wings, the team who drafted him years ago. Notre Dame games get coverage from NBC Sports, so you'll be playing to a bigger audience. All that, and the Irish graduated six players from this year's team, so there are spots in the lineup to be had.
Hopefully, third time will be the charm for the ex-Dutchmen.