My Top 5 | Adam Henrique

From heading in and out of Hogtown, to hitting the beaches and the links, Henrique has been enjoying some fun in the sun (and also lending a helping hand) before the new season gets underway.

What has the Anaheim forward been up to this off-season? From heading in and out of Hogtown, to hitting the beaches and the links, Henrique has been enjoying some fun in the sun (and also lending a helping hand) before the new season gets underway. Oh, and he signed a five-year contract extension with the Ducks too.

The 28-year-old centre spoke with NHLPA.com at the 26th annual NHLPA Golf Classic just before heading out to the driving range.

Henrique's Summer to-do list


1. Here and there

“It’s been a really good summer. I’m kind of in and out of Toronto, seeing friends and family, just catching up with everybody. It’s the best time of the year to see everyone and see what’s going on in their lives. The summer always seems to fly by and the next thing you know, we’re back on the ice.”  

2. Water works

“I’ve been able to spend time at the beach, which is always nice. It’s an opportunity to get out and relax with your friends. It seems that’s what everyone likes to do at this time year, so you take advantage of it as much as you can. It’s been fun. I’m looking forward to the second half of the summer and getting ready to go.”

3. Par for the course

“(Laughing) How’s the golf game? Well, it’s golf. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s terrible. You have one good hole and it makes you want to come back for another round. But it’s been progressing, I’d say.”  

4. Friendly faces

“The (NHLPA golf) tournament is a great way to catch up with the guys you know and meet some other guys for the first time. It’s something you really look forward to. The one thing you hope is that your golf game is on for the day.” 

5. The gift of giving

Henrique chose Stedman Community Hospice as his charity of choice for this year’s NHLPA Golf Classic. “A few friends of mine back home, their families have gone through the hospice. It’s kind of special that we can help out in a way, in knowing how much it means to them and their families. I played for the same charity last year. When I found out a few people I knew had gone through it, I wanted to find a way to help in any way I could.”