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Erne, Adam

2013 Development Camp: Day 1

On the heels of a national holiday, 32 prospects--most drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, others signed as free agents and a handful of invitees--gathered on the ice Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon to begin several days of on-ice and off-ice conditioning as well as instruction in organizational values and the culture of professional hockey for both returning and first-time participants.

"Let's call this what it is: summer hockey," Lightning head coach Jon Cooper told assembled media. "Part of what [the players] get out of this camp is the chance to get to know myself, Rob Zettler, the staff. Getting to know expectations and being a pro."

"A lot of these kids are coming from juniors programs, college, all these different walks of life, but here at the Tampa Bay Lightning we've got a certain code of conduct," Cooper noted. "This is where it starts."

Having concluded fitness testing and physicals, players hit the ice and rounded out their day with an hour-long practice spent completing basic drills as well as a forty-five minute power skating session.

"The first day is always kind of a feel out day," Cooper said. "Some of these guys, I'm sure, have been skating and some haven't been."

Keeping in mind that the 3-on-3 tournament scheduled to begin Tuesday and wrap-up on Wednesday, the final day of camp, will provide better opportunities to gauge player abilities and hockey sense, here are some brief and selected observations:

2013 NHL Draft: 2nd Round, 33rd Overall

Name: Adam Erne
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210 lbs
Club: Quebec (QMJHL)

Tampa Bay again foregoes need to select the best player available, Adam Erne, who was rated in the top 15 prospects by both Red Line Report and THN.

Strengths:
Power forward plays a pro-style north-south game. Excellent outside burst and has the strength to bull his way to the front of the net. When he gets there, he has a hard shot to go with soft hands and ability to finish off goals in tight. Can play a chippy game and isn't afraid to mix it up.

Weaknesses:
Conditioning and maturity off the ice. He's clearly got a bit of baby fat he needs to lose and he needs to learn to train like a professional. If he gets his cardiovascular level to where his strength level is, he could be NHL-ready.

Projection:
Second line scoring winger, or checking liner depending on if he gets his training habits right.

Comparison:
Patrick Marleau... or Steve Bernier

Adam Erne

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Left Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
211
Born: 
04/20/1995
Age: 
23
Hometown: 
North Brandford, CT
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2 (#33) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Scoring line power forward

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2013
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
33
Draft Team: 
Quebec (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/11/2018
Contract Type: 
Two-way
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$800 000
Contract Start Year: 
2018
Contract End Year: 
2019
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$800 000

Bio

Awards: 

2012-13

  • CHL Top Prospects Game

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Power forward plays a pro-style north-south game. Excellent outside burst and has the strength to bull his way to the front of the net. When he gets there, he has a hard shot to go with soft hands and ability to finish off goals in tight. Can play a chippy game and isn't afraid to mix it up.

Weaknesses: 

Conditioning and maturity off the ice. He's clearly got a bit of baby fat he needs to lose and he needs to learn to train like a professional. If he gets his cardiovascular level to where his strength level is, he could be NHL-ready.

Projection: 

Second line scoring winger, or checking liner depending on if he gets his training habits right.

Comparison:
Patrick Marleau... or Steve Bernier

Statistics

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Los Angeles Selects HC BantamBantam- - -- -|        
 2010-2011 Indiana IceUSHL45 10 818 49|Playoffs3 0 11
 2011-2012 Québec RempartsQMJHL64 28 2755 32|Playoffs11 2 46 10 
 2012-2013 Québec RempartsQMJHL68 28 4472 67|Playoffs11 5 510 19 
  USA U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 5 16 0|        
 2013-2014 Québec RempartsQMJHL48 21 4162 65|Playoffs1 1 01
  Syracuse CrunchAHL8 1 34 2|        
  USA U20WJC-205 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 Québec RempartsQMJHL60 41 4586 102|Playoffs22 21 930 17 
  Québec RempartsM-Cup5 3 36 6|        
 2015-2016 Syracuse CrunchAHL59 14 1529 74|        
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay LightningNHL26 3 03 11|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL42 14 1529 42|Playoffs22 3 710
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay LightningNHL23 3 14 11|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL41 12 1426 38|        
 2018-2019 Tampa Bay LightningNHL4 0 11 2|        

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