Adam Mark Burish (born January 6, 1983) is an American former professional ice hockey winger
who played in the National Hockey League
(NHL) with the Chicago Blackhawks
, Dallas Stars
and San Jose Sharks
. He is currently an analyst covering Blackhawks games on NBC Sports Chicago
Burish was drafted in the 9th round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft
, 282nd overall by the Chicago Blackhawks
Prior to his NHL career Burish, a Madison, Wisconsin native, played at the University of Wisconsin
and graduated with a degree in Economics
. He served as captain
for the national champion 2005–06 team, and assisted on both goals (by Robbie Earl
and Tom Gilbert
) in Wisconsin's 2-1 victory over Boston College in the title game.
He recorded his first career NHL goal on January 22, 2008. Two seasons later, he won the Stanley Cup
with the Chicago Blackhawks
On July 1, 2010, Burish left the Blackhawks as a free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars
at $1.15 million per year.
Upon expiration of his contract with the Stars, on July 1, 2012, Burish signed a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks
at $1.8 million per year, reuniting with University of Wisconsin teammate Joe Pavelski
On October 17, 2013, Burish had surgery to repair an injured back and was placed on Injured Reserve.
In the 2014–15
season, on November 21, 2014, Burish was placed on waivers by the Sharks and was sent down to play with affiliate, the Worcester Sharks
of the AHL. On January 14, 2015, the Chicago Wolves acquired Burish via loan. After concluding the season with the Wolves, on June 19, 2015, Burish was bought out from the final year of his contract with the Sharks, releasing him to free agency.
Unable to gain another NHL deal, Burish left North America as a free agent, signing his first contract abroad for the 2015–16
season, in playing with the Växjö Lakers
and Malmö Redhawks
of the Swedish Hockey League
(SHL). He left the Redhawks in 2016 after playing in 3 games.
Burish joined NBC Sports Chicago
in 2017 as an analyst for the Chicago Blackhawks
. He provides commentary during pregame and postgame shows.
Burish has a younger sister, Nikki Burish, who also played for the University of Wisconsin
Married to Jackie Burish on August 17, 2019.
Burish attended the Route 91 Harvest
music festival on October 1, 2017, when a gunman
opened fire on concertgoers. He survived the attack and was not injured.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honors
Category:American men's ice hockey right wingers
Category:American people of Greek descent
Category:Chicago Blackhawks draft picks
Category:Chicago Blackhawks players
Category:Chicago Wolves players
Category:Dallas Stars players
Category:Green Bay Gamblers players
Category:Sportspeople from Madison, Wisconsin
Category:Ice hockey people from Wisconsin
Category:Malmö Redhawks players
Category:Norfolk Admirals players
Category:San Jose Sharks players
Category:Stanley Cup champions
Category:Växjö Lakers players
Category:Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey players
Category:Worcester Sharks players