Adam Burish was drafted 282nd overall in the ninth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. The Madison, Wisconsin native spent four seasons (2002-2006) in the WCHA with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he produced 78 points in 145 total games. This former team captain helped them win the 2006 NCAA Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Team. He then signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and played nine games with them during the 2006-07 season, including his NHL debut on October 14th against the St. Louis Blues. He spent the remainder of the season with Chicago’s AHL team, the Norfolk Admirals. He spent the entire 2007-08 season with the Blackhawks and scored his first NHL goal on January 22nd against the San Jose Sharks. He finished the season with career-highs in games played (81), assists (4) and penalty minutes (team-leading 214). He re-signed with Chicago to a two-year contract during the off-season and set other career-highs in 2008-09 with 6 goals, 9 points and a +3 rating. He also appeared in all 17 NHL post-season games until Chicago was eliminated in the Western Conference finals by the Detroit Red Wings. He underwent knee surgery in September 2009 and was unable to begin the 2009-10 season. In international hockey, he represented the United States at the 2008 World Championships. At 6’1 and around 190 pounds, Burish is a versatile player who can play either center or right wing position. This energetic forward can also deliver hits and block shots. He hasn’t produced a lot of points; however, he’s still improving, as he has only played two full seasons in the NHL thus far.