Gary F. McAdam
Right Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 pounds
Born: 12.31.55 Smiths Falls, Ontario
How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Buffalo Sabres, 8.4.83
How he left: Claimed off waivers by the Washington Capitals, 11.17.83
How he returned: Traded by the Washington Capitals for cash, 1.18.84
How he left again: Signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7.31.85
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1983-84
NJ
38
9
6
15
-4
15
60
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
1984-85
NJ
4
1
1
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
42
10
7
17
-4
41
61
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Fast and skilled with his hands, McAdam had developed into a capable two-way player in his career. He had eventually
been given the journeyman label after leaving the Pittsburgh Penguins and moving on to 6 different teams, including a
return to the Sabres, and more importantly for our purposes coming to New Jersey.

He had two different stint with the Devils, believe it or not. You wouldn't know it because both beginnings happened in
the same season, and he was playing for the Maine Mariners when the Capitals claimed him. Regardless, he's in the
books as the first player to be reacquired after leaving the Devils.

His second season in the organization saw him spending nearly the entire season with the Mariners, but he did score 32
goals that season.

He finished his career the following season with the Toronto organization. He would move to Portland, Maine and go to
technical school there for physical therapy while also working for UPS and later as a bus driver. Once he got his
associates degree in PT, he became a therapist's assistant. I'm not sure if he has his own practice nowadays, though.
Entry Draft: 1975 Third Round Pick (53rd overall) by the
Buffalo Sabres
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