|Born:||August 27, 1962||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Known For:||1,000 Assists||Shoots/Catches:||Right|
Adam Robert Oates (born August 27, 1962) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, former co-head coach for the New Jersey Devils and former head coach for the Washington Capitals. He played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers. Known as an elite playmaker, Oates’ career total of 1,079 assists was the fifth-highest total in NHL history at the time of his 2004 retirement.
After retiring as a player, Oates served as an assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils prior to joining the Capitals as their head coach for two seasons, from 2012 to 2014. In 2017, Oates was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.
Adam Oates Statistics
- Looking Back on the Career of Adam Oates
- Best Undrafted Players in NHL History
- 3 Best Edmonton Oilers Never to Win a Stanley Cup
- Best St. Louis Blues Center By Decade
- All-ECAC First Team — 1985
- All-ECAC Second Team — 1984
- AHCA East First Team All-America — 1984, 1985
- All-NCAA Tournament Team — 1985
- NHL Second Team All-Star — 1991
- NHL All-Star Game — 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
- Led NHL in Assists — 1993, 2001, 2002
- Led NHL in Game-Winning Goals — 1993
- Inducted Into Hockey Hall of Fame — 2012
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