Adam Larkin Carrying on Family Tradition with Red Wings

TRAVERSE CITY – For the second time in two years, a Larkin hit the ice at the Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City for development camp. Two years ago, it was Dylan Larkin, this year it was his cousin Adam Larkin.

The free agent invitee and Clarkston native distinctly remembers growing up and playing with his hockey-absorbed relatives.

“We always lived about a mile apart, and so it was always me and Dylan versus our brothers, in the street hockey, mini-sticks, video games, you name it. We played, it was all hockey. We did play other sports, but hockey was really what brought our family together,” Adam Larkin said.

Larkin, who has one year left at Yale University, racked up 25 points last season for the bulldogs in 32 games played. He had six in his sophomore season and 14 in his freshman season. According to Larkin, he is taking advice from his cousin when it comes to playing hockey at the high levels.

“He said come up here, and take as much as I can away from it, and learn from the coaches, and take it, learn from it, and use it when you get back to school,” Larkin said.