Adams was acquired by the Hawks during the 1929-30 season and he would play most of the next three seasons there, although somewhat irregularly. It is unclear if this was due to injury or, perhaps more likely, just a lack of playing time. He scored 9 goals and 33 points in 85 games with the Hawks over that time.
The Leafs acquired Adams for the 1932-33 season, briefly replacing the injured Charlie Conacher on the vaunted Kid Line. Ultimately his career as a Leaf was undistinguished, picking up 2 assists in 19 games.
After his pro career was over Adams returned home to Calgary where he was a hockey legend. He had helped the Calgary Canadians junior team to three Memorial Cup tournaments in four years. He continued to play hockey in the senior leagues with the Calgary Tigers while also working at a local distillery.