Adam Dennis backstopped not one but two Ontario Hockey League teams to the Memorial Cup. In his four year OHL career, Dennis made three trips to the Robertson Cup finals, once with the Guelph Storm and twice with the London Knights. Adam was a member of the Guelph Storm Robertson Cup winning team in 2003-04 and was traded to the London Knights the following season. With the Knights, he was a major part of the team’s Robertson Cup and Memorial Cup winning season in 2004-05 and helped the Knights to another Robertson Cup appearance the following season.
Dennis spent the 2009-10 season with HC Fassa of Italy’s Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio (LIHG) Serie A1. Despite the team finishing sixth in the nine team league, Adam shone with a 2.23 GAA (best in the LIHG) and a .935 save percentage while playing 37 of the team’s 40 regular season games.
This upcoming season, 2010-11, Adam is definitely receiving a promotion for his efforts. He has signed on with Kölner Haie of Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). The DEL is ranked considerably higher in IIHF rankings than the LIHG and may well help Adam finally make the big step to the NHL.
Adam Dennis played his four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2002-03 to 2005-06. He started with the Guelph Storm and was traded to the London Knights during the 2004-05 to, of course, help with the Knights Memorial Cup run. In his final season, he was OHL goaltender of the year and a CHL second team all-star.
Despite his junior hockey success, Adam went fairly low in the 2005 NHL draft. The Buffalo Sabres chose Dennis in the sixth round, 182nd overall. Adam spent three seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL) from 2006-07 to 2008-09, two with the Rochester Americans and one with the Portland Pirates.
Adam has appeared in these previous posts at OHL Alumni Central:
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