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Encyclopedia > Adam Graves
Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers.
Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers.

Adam Graves (born April 12, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional hockey player. He is best-known for his 10-year tenure with the New York Rangers, and also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and San Jose Sharks. He finished his career with 329 goals and 287 assists and is currently a New York Rangers special assistant with player development and other matters. Image File history File links 0226. ... Image File history File links 0226. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. ...


After spending several seasons in the minor leagues, Graves made his National Hockey League debut with the Red Wings in the 1988-89 season, playing in 56 games and scoring 7 goals. The next year he was traded to the Oilers, where he gained a reputation as a hard-nosed player, compiling over 120 penalty minutes in both seasons he spent with the team. It was there that he won his first Stanley Cup championship. NHL redirects here. ... Regular Season Final standings Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

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History

Graves helped the Rangers win the Stanley Cup during the 1993-94 Season.
Graves helped the Rangers win the Stanley Cup during the 1993-94 Season.

After joining former teammate Mark Messier in New York via free agency, his goal production increased markedly. In the 1993-94 season, he scored 52 goals to set the Rangers' club record at that time; his efforts earned him a place on the NHL All-Star team. That spring he cemented his popularity with the New York fans by playing a vital role in the team's first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years. That year he was also awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his work with charities. Though the Rangers' fortunes would wane over the next few years as they sank into mediocrity after the 1997-98 season, he remained one of the most popular players in New York. In June 2001, after winning the Bill Masterton Trophy, he was traded to San Jose, where he finished his career. Graves is now an instructor at the New York Rangers youth hockey camp. He focuses on instilling pride in the youngsters attending the camp. He also serves as a community ambassador for the Rangers, building on his status as one of the most popular Rangers of all time. Image File history File links Cup03. ... Image File history File links Cup03. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Recognitions

Adam playing with the the Edmonton Oilers.
Adam playing with the the Edmonton Oilers.

Throughout Graves' successful career both on and off the ice, he was recognized not only as a good hockey player, but a good person shown through the various awards he received along the way. During the 1993-94 season Graves was awarded with the King Clancy Memorial Trophy which is given annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities or has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community. Graves also won the NHL foundation award during the 1999-2000 season. This award is given annually to the player who applies core values of hockey, commitment and teamwork, to enrich the lives of people in the community. During the 1991-91 season, 1992-93 season, 1993-94 season, 1998-99 season, and the 1999-2000 season Graves received the Steven McDonald Award. This award is given annually to the Rangers player who goes "above and beyond the call of duty", named after Paralyzed NYC police officer Steven McDonald. The Players' Player Award which is given to the best "team player" as voted on by the players was also won by Graves in 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, and 1998-99. In the 1992-93, and 1993-94 seasons, Graves won the Rangers Most Valuable Player Award given to the Rangers most valuable player as voted on by the media. Also during the 1992-93 season Graves was given the Rangers Good Guy award. During the Rangers Stanley Cup winning season Graves was awarded the Frank Boucher Trophy given by the Rangers Fan Club given to the most popular player on and off the ice. Yet another fan club award Graves was given was the Rangers Fan Club Ceil Saidel Memorial Award during the 1995-96, 1996-97, and 1999-2000 seasons. This award is given by the Fan Club in honor of the late Ceil Saidel for dedication on and off the ice. The year 1993 was a good one for Graves, as he was also awarded the Crumb Bum Award given annually for services to New York youngsters as voted on by the media. Another "Good Guy" award Graves won was The Sporting News "Good guy" award in 2000. Along with other professional athletes such as Al Leiter, Troy Aikman, and Terry Cummings this award was given to charitable and community service efforts. All of these awards and accomplishments by Graves show not only his effort on the ice, but his caring personality off the ice that is noted by many who come in contact with the former NHL star. Image File history File links GravesEd. ... Image File history File links GravesEd. ...

Preceded by:
Dave Poulin
Winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy
1994
Succeeded by:
Joe Nieuwendyk
Preceded by:
Ken Daneyko
Bill Masterton Trophy Winner
2001
Succeeded by:
Saku Koivu

Dave Poulin (born December 17, 1958, in Timmins, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey centre. ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Joe Nieuwendyk at the 1998 Winter Olympics. ... Ken Daneyko (born April 17, 1964 in Windsor, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey defenseman who played his entire career (1983 - 2003) with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. ... The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Saku Koivu (born November 23, 1974 in Turku, Finland) is a professional ice hockey player. ...

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Adam Graves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1598 words)
Adam Graves (born April 12, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional hockey player.
Graves was then drafted 22nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft ("Adam Graves").
Graves was awarded the to the NHL's second All-Star Team at the position of left wing, and was the recepient of the King Clancy Memorial trophy in recognition of his continuing work with charitable causes ("Adam Graves").
Hockey's Future: The #1 Online Prospects Magazine - Covering the WHL, QMJHL, AHL, OHL, College, The NHL Entry Draft, ... (582 words)
Adam Graves always gave whatever he could to charity and he gave up a lot of his time to visit sick and needy kids.
Graves' play tailed off this past season, mostly because he was still trying to get over the death of his baby Jackson, who died soon after being born two months premature.
Graves was a big part of our 1994 Stanley Cup Championship team, as he broke the Rangers record by scoring the most goals in the Regular Season by a Ranger with 52, and that record still stands to this day.
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