Adam Dixon13 August 1989
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Silver
- 2017 World Championships – Gold
- 2015 World Championships – Silver
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Bronze
- 2013 World Championships – Gold
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Adam Dixon joined the Canadian national team in the 2006-07 season and has since been important in breaking the puck out of Canada’s own zone, as well as providing veteran leadership. The two-time Paralympic medallist helped Canada reach the final against USA at the 2018 Games, where his side lost in a heartbreaking overtime battle.
At the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea; Dixon recorded four goals and 14 assists, and was awarded the Best Defenceman, as Canada won.
He was Canada’s top scorer with four goals at Sochi 2014.
Dixon was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right leg when he was 10 years old. Despite his young age, he was involved in high-level hockey, and the transition to just automatically stop playing the game that he loved was difficult.
Once recovered, Dixon tried playing goalie in stand-up hockey but realised it was not going to work out. A family friend had suggested Para ice hockey while he was still recovering from cancer, and at age 11, he made the switch to the sledge and has developed into one of the game’s top defencemen who can also score from the back-end and create opportunities for his teammates.