Adam Erne

Tampa Bay Lightning
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Fantasy Summary

Gritty power-forward who is capable of contributing offensively at times, but his NHL certainty is questionable.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 20, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 2; Overall: 33

Observations

July 2018 – The fringe winger signed a one-year, one-way extension coming off of his ELC, taking a slight pay-cut and coming in at an even $800k. Erne will require waivers in order to be demoted to the Crunch this season, so he could end up in a Josh Leivo-esque situation with the Lightning for the time being. The extension indicates that the Lightning are holding out some amount of hope that Erne could become a steady, low-cost, bottom-six producer in the coming years, while leaving more valuable ice time open for the top prospects to earn. Brayden Olafson

March 2018 – In what should have been a statement season for the third-year pro, Erne has continued along the same path which he’s marched the last two seasons in the AHL. Along with the even-keel type of production, there has been steady competition from rookies who have quickly bypassed the former second-round pick and thus earned NHL ice time ahead of him as well. In a smaller sample size than a season ago, Erne has totaled three goals with the Lightning, while averaging around 10 minutes of ice time per game. At this point in his career, and with the other options at Yzerman’s disposal, Erne is appearing to be more of a fringe/depth NHLer than an impact player, disappointing as an early second-round pick. Brayden Olafson

September 2017 – Erne made a strong case for earning a roster spot with the Lighting during the 2017 training camp, but ultimately came up short. Offensively, he did everything in his power to prove that he was worthy of a spot, and in all likelihood, proved he was worthy of being a top-3 recall for the club. Erne remains a solid prospect in the Lightning system, but his two-way contract that expires next July makes him an easier roster cut than some other depth options. When Kunitz and Brown expire in July, Erne will be in search of a one-way deal that gives him that leverage next fall. Brayden Olafson

June 2017 – The 2013 NHL entry draft saw a sharp drop off in the final third of the first round. Erne has progressed as well as any of his second-round peers, and the Lightning should be fine with that. Erne was overshadowed by other offensive weapons in the Crunch’s run to the AHL final, showing that further development is necessary before he the Lightning can be confident in making him an NHLer. The grit in Erne’s game will certainly be a catalyst in his development, however the winger is probably looking at an expanded role with the Crunch for the majority of next season, minus any emergency call-up’s. Brayden Olafson

January 2017 – The sophomore pro has shown some improvement in his second year with the Crunch. A four game call-up at the beginning of January didn’t come with the offensive production that the 21-year old would’ve hoped for, but that’s not to say he didn’t make an impression. He did show indications of a growing confidence in his pro-game with 7 shots and 15 hits in the four game stint. Be confident that he will get a better chance to stick once the Lightning begin to clear out some older blood. Brayden Olafson

May 2016- Adam Erne played his first professional season under the Tampa Bay Lightning organization with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch after spending a junior career with the Quebec Ramparts in the QMJHL. Erne stuck to his guns and played his fast and hard-nosed game. Erne also showed great flashes of offensive potential by making plays with his quickness and puck skills. Although the final stats may not be as pleasing as one might want, this was a good developing season for Adam Erne. Max Marko

October 2014 – Erne attended Tampa Bay’s training camp but didn’t stay long. He can’t play in the AHL yet due to age restrictions so he’ll finish his junior career with Quebec(QMJHL) before becoming a pro next year. Randall Buschmann

February 2014 – Erne is enjoying his most productive stretch of the season yet with eight goals and 23 points in his last 14 games. He’s currently a top two point producer for Quebec(QMJHL) and a top three goal scorer. The power forward in the making was also a member of Team USA at the World Junior Championship which ended last month, though the team didn’t earn a medal. Even though Erne is in his third season of junior hockey he doesn’t turn 19-years-old until April 20th. Erne made headlines back in December for a questionable hit on fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin. Randall Buschmann

October 2013 – Erne was returned to his junior team, the Quebec Ramparts, after a short but impressive stint during Tampa Bay’s training camp. Erne made a big impact in the lone preseason game he suited for Tampa Bay, scoring two goals and delivering a big controversial hit on NHL veteran Vladimir Sobotka. As a result of the hit, Erne was suspended for three preseason games. Not long after, Tampa Bay reassigned Erne to juniors where he’s expected to challenge as one of the leagues top scorers this season. Randy Buschmann

December 2012 – Adam Erne is making great strides in his draft year with 19 goals and 48 points along with 38 PIM in 36 games for Quebec of the QMJHL. He is a power forward who may need a few years of development but definitely possesses top-six upside. He is currently ranked 15th on Craig Button’s draft rankings and 19th on the ISS top-30 list. Eric Daoust


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Los Angeles Selects HC Bantam Bantam - - - - - |          
 2010-2011 Indiana Ice USHL 45 10 8 18 49 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
 2011-2012 Québec Remparts QMJHL 64 28 27 55 32 | Playoffs 11 2 4 6 10 
 2012-2013 Québec Remparts QMJHL 68 28 44 72 67 | Playoffs 11 5 5 10 19 
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 5 1 6 0 |          
 2013-2014 Québec Remparts QMJHL 48 21 41 62 65 | Playoffs 1 1 0 1
  Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 1 3 4 2 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Québec Remparts QMJHL 60 41 45 86 102 | Playoffs 22 21 9 30 17 
  Québec Remparts M-Cup 5 3 3 6 6 |          
 2015-2016 Syracuse Crunch AHL 59 14 15 29 74 |          
 2016-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 3 0 3 11 |          
  Syracuse Crunch AHL 42 14 15 29 42 | Playoffs 22 3 7 10
 2017-2018 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 3 1 4 11 |          
  Syracuse Crunch AHL 41 12 14 26 38 |          
 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL - - - - - |          

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