Adam McQuaid

Adam McQuaid Stanley Cup

In addition to well noted scientists, politicians, doctors, historians, and all-around outstanding citizens, Cornwall can also boast a Stanley Cup Champion: Adam McQuaid.

Born on October 12, 1986 to Dianne and Mark McQuaid, Adam grew up in the heart of Cornwall with his younger brother Chad and sister Michelle.  He attended all three Cornwall schools and graduated from Bluefield High School in Hampshire.  Having been involved with Cornwall athletic programs since early childhood, Adam was a member of the North River Flames and Cornwall Thunder hockey clubs before moving on to the Sudbury Wolves, Columbus Blue Jackets, Providence Bruins and finally the Boston Bruins.  Adam has won numerous awards throughout his short career.  Below is a list of some of the major milestones Adam has achieved thus far.

* 2002-03 – Called up from midget to play with Summerside Caps Junior A team
* 2003 - Named captain for Canada Games Team
* Nov. 2003 - Sudbury Wolves player of the month
* 2004-05 – February player of the month, won Most Improved Player Award
* 2005 – Drafted by Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
* 2006-07 – Won Eastern Conference finals with Sudbury Wolves (first time in 31 yrs. for team)
* 2007 – Champion Windows Plus/minus Award
  Players’ Player Award and Most Underrated Player
  Fan Appreciation Award
With Providence Bruins
* 2007-08 – Community Service Award
* 2008 – Man of the Year Award , also served as team captain
With Boston Bruins
* Sat. Dec. 19, 2009 – Played first NHL game
* January 25, 2010 – Made issue of Sports Illustrated
* Feb. 7, 2010 – First NHL goal, first period 17:32, against Canadiens in Montreal
* July 2010 – Signed first NHL contract as a Boston Bruin20

Sporting the number 54, the 6’4” defenseman has gained a large fan base and has become known as “Darth Quaider,” a nick-name given to him by team-mate Andrew Ference.21  Having won the Stanley Cup Championship in his rookie year is quite an accomplishment.  The Boston Bruins celebrated a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on June 15, 2011 to claim their sixth Stanley Cup Championship.  Adam brought the Stanley Cup to Cornwall on August 28, 2011, a day which will be forever known as Adam McQuaid Day.  Since then, the humble and modest twenty-five year old continues to support and give back to the community he grew up in.  He has also since signed a three year contract extension with the Boston Bruins, securing him until the end of the 2014-15 season.22

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