Apr 13, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Craig Adams (27) skates with the puck ahead of Ottawa Senators left wing Colin Greening (14) during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Adams To Shoot 'First Puck' At Altoona Curve Baseball Game

Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Craig Adams will be continuing the “first puck” tradition at Altoona Curve baseball games on Monday.

According to Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Adams will do the honors this year, and shoot the “first puck” (first pitch) at the Altoona Curve’s (Pirates’ Double-A affiliate) game Monday against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Adams will be the fourth Pens’ player to join this event, as Pascal Dupuis (2013, ’10), James Neal (2012), and Matt Cooke (2011) have already done it.

Last year, when Dupuis did it, he shot a puck off a board from the pitchers mound and at a goaltender – who was a young girl.

Adams is also going to be the first right-handed shot at the event, as all the other three are left-handed.

Adams, 37, is entering what looks to be his final season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 campaign, there’s a chance he may never get this opportunity again.

So, think of this as Adams getting in on the action before it’s too late.

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