Player Review: Adam Henrique


By Adam Tenenbaum

The longtime New Jersey Devil, Adam Henrique was a midseason addition to the Ducks as he was acquired on November 30th in exchange for Sami Vatanen. He appeared in 57 games for the Ducks, playing on the first and second lines. He provided much needed scoring depth as he scored 20 goals and added 16 assists. In addition to his scoring, Henrique was 48.7% in the face-off circle, and played on the Ducks power play and penalty kill.

The Good:

As previously stated, Henrique was a nice addition to the Ducks, as he gave them much needed secondary scoring, as well as a second line center. At the time of the trade, the Ducks were without the services of both Ryan Getzlaf and  Ryan Kesler, so Henrique saw himself playing a bit of first line minutes to begin. Once both players returned, Henrique largely centered a line with Ondrej Kase and  Nick Ritchie on his wings. At times, that line was the best one for the Ducks down the stretch of the season. Kase and Henrique both scored 20 goals and Ritchie added 10 of his own making that line a very productive one. One of these things that stood out was Henrique’s ability to deliver in the clutch. Of his 20 goals as a Duck, 8 of them went for game winners, which was a huge boost to a team desperate for wins, with all the injuries they endured all season long.

The Bad:

There is not a whole lot to not like about Adam Henrique. However, he does not possess elite face-off numbers at just 48.7%, which is lower than his fellow centerman on the team, as both Getzlaf and Kesler are above 50% in the face-off circle. Henrique was good enough on special teams as he provided 8 points on the power play, which made up for his average penalty killing ability. He also registered zero points and was a minus-two in the playoffs as the Ducks got swept by the Sharks.

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Overall, Henrique was a good trade addition for the Ducks, and instantly became a fan favorite in his brief time here. He has one more year on his deal and may be an extension candidate this summer, as the Ducks will be able to talk new contract after July 1st. Let’s hope Bob Murray and the front office can get something done, and Henrique can spend many more seasons in a Ducks sweater.

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June 30th, 2018


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