Erne, Adam

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-18-13 Blues at Lightning

Erne gives the Lightning something to look forward to.

STL-3
TB-4 (SO)

Kristers Gudlevskis will get the win for the Lightning allowing 1 goal in regulation after spelling Cedrick Desjardins.

Adam Erne led the way with 2 power play goals. Tom Pyatt chipped in the other Lightning goal. Erne and Lightning newcomer Valterri Filppula scored in the shootout to put the club over the top in its comeback bid.

While it's unlikely Erne will make the NHL team out of camp, he gives Lightning fans hope that they have a steal of a power forward in the 2013 second round pick.

Game recap from NHL.com.

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: 
21
Hometown: 
North Brandford, CT
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2 (#33) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
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 Exempt
Signing Date: 
04/01/2014
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$894 166
Contract Start Year: 
2015
Contract End Year: 
2018
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$865 000
Salary: 
$925 000
Salary: 
$832 500

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 
 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 Memorial4 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 Syracuse CrunchAHL19 5 49 15|        

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