Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Adam Burt
A mobile defenceman with sound overall hockey sense, Adam Burt began his 14th NHL season in 2001-02. As a veteran leader on the Atlanta Thrashers in 2000-01, Burt played a solid positional game while moving forward on offense when the need arose.

The native of Detroit, Michigan spent a year each in the NOHA with the North Bay AA club and Detroit Compuware. In 1985-86 he began a four-year association with the OHL's North Bay Centennials. Burt was a tower of strength on the club's blueline through his offensive talents and physical approach to the game. He was drafted 39th overall by the Hartford Whalers in 1987 then was returned to junior.

Burt joined the Whalers as a regular in 1989-90 and became a stalwart for several years. He was a solid point man on the power play and developed into the defender matched up against the top forwards on the opposition. He remained with the franchise when it relocated to Carolina in 1997-98 the joined the Philadelphia Flyers in a trade the next season.

The veteran was steady during Philadelphia's first round playoff loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1999 and was a steady presence on the blueline in 1999-2000 when the club reached the third round of the post-season. Burt sought a new challenge by signing as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers in July 2000. He was playing a useful role on the club's young defence when he suffered a season-ending neck injury in January 2001. He was expected to miss the first half of the 2001-02 season after disc-fusion surgery on his neck.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 North Bay Hoppers NOHA 15 5 7 12 48
1984-85 Detroit Compuware MNHL
1985-86 North Bay Centennials OHL 49 0 11 11 81 10 0 0 0 24
1986-87 North Bay Centennials OHL 57 4 27 31 138 24 1 6 7 68
1986-87 United States WJC-A 7 0 1 1 8
1987-88 North Bay Centennials OHL 66 17 53 70 176 2 0 3 3 6
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 2 1 1 2 0
1988-89 North Bay Centennials OHL 23 4 11 15 45 12 2 12 14 12
1988-89 United States WJC-A 7 1 6 7 2
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 5 0 0 0 6 -1
1988-89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 5 0 2 2 13
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 63 4 8 12 105 +3 2 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 42 2 7 9 63 -4
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 9 1 3 4 22
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 66 9 15 24 93 -16 2 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 65 6 14 20 116 -11
1992-93 United States WC-A 6 2 1 3 6
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 63 1 17 18 75 -4
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 46 7 11 18 65 0
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 78 4 9 13 121 -4
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 71 2 11 13 79 -13
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76 1 11 12 106 -6
1997-98 United States WC-A 6 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 51 0 3 3 46 +3
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 0 1 1 14 +1 6 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 1 6 7 45 -2 11 0 1 1 4
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 27 0 2 2 27 +2
NHL Totals 737 37 115 152 961 21 0 1 1 8


OHL Second All-Star Team (1988) Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Philadelphia by Carolina for Andrei Kovalenko, March 6, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 14, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to back injury vs. Washington, January 1, 2001.
Officially announced retirement, August 30, 2002.
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