Posted by: Adventures in Pucking | July 27, 2011

Man of the Day 7/27: Adam Burish

Adam Burish

Born January 6, 1983 (age 28) in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Right winger for the Dallas Stars

Since I got my 2010 Championship DVD, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so today starts a two-day look at Blackhawks Players Who Aren’t There Anymore (the title is a play on an old WDVE radio skit).

Bur’s hockey career began in Wisconsin, where he played a year with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers before heading to the University of Wisconsin. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2002 but decided to stay with the Badgers, and he was captain of the team when they won the NCAA championship in the 2005-06 season.  He graduated that year with a degree in Economics (nice!).

After graduation, he spent a year with the Norfolk Admirals before moving on to the Hawks’ roster. And yep, he was part of the team during the awesome 2009-10 season when they won the Stanley Cup. But then he became a free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars.

Bur, you so silly.

He didn’t have a bad first season with the Stars (14 points and 91 penalty minutes), but he did have a nasty setback. On February 3rd, he got into a fight on the ice in Boston and suffered an orbital fracture (aka a fractured eye socket, OUCH) along with Krystofer Barch. But he healed enough to be taken off Injured Reserve twenty days later and wore a cage mask for a while. Glad to see he’s mended!

During his time with the Blackhawks, Bur roomed with Patrick Sharp, and the two developed a reputation for being pranksters who’d pull practical jokes on pretty much the entire team. Blackhawks TV actually documented them being up to no good during a road trip to Columbus, with Brent Seabrook, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews as their victims. Bur should be proud that Sharpie’s carried on their shenanigans on his own. Theirs was a bromance for the ages.

– Krista

I wonder if it's a long-distance bromance now.

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