1895 – Adams was born in Fort William, Ontario.
1914 – Started his career with the Fort William Maple Leafs of the NMHL.
1916 – Joined the Peterborough 247th of the OIHA and the Sarnia Sailors.
1917 – Became a professional hockey player upon joinig the Toronto Arenas of the NHL.
1922 – Joined the Saint Pat hockey team.
1928 – Played four seasons in Toronto before ending his playing career with the Ottawa Senators.
1932 – Upon retirement from the Ottawa Senators, he was appointed as coach of the Detroit Cougars. After two years it was renamed to Detroit Falcons. Won three Stanley Cup.
1947 – Retired as coach to concentrate as General Manager of the Detroits.
1968 – Adams died of a heart attack on May 1, 1968.