Adam was drafted in the seventh round, 137th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He played a total of eight games in the National Hockey League, all for the Leafs. He managed 1 goal, 3 points, and 11 penalty minutes in the 1982-1983 season.
Adam ended his playing days in Saint John"s, Newfoundland and Labrador in the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League.
Russian"s son Luke was drafted 44th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Ottawa.