Adam Oates (born August 27, 1962) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current head coach of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). During the current 2012 NHL lockout, the team assigned him to co-coaching duties in their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, for the 2012-13 season. He played 19 seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Edmonton Oilers. Known as an elite playmaker, his career total of 1,079 assists was the fifth highest total in NHL history at the time of his 2004 retirement. Oates then turned to coaching, serving as an assistant for the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils prior to joining the Capitals as their head coach for the 2012–13 NHL season.
As a college player, Oates was a standout forward for the RPI Engineers. He set single-season school records for assists and points and was named an East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) all-star and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-American in both 1984 and 1985. He was named a tournament all-star in helping RPI win the 1985 national championship, and in 1990–91, the NHL included him in its Second All-Star Team; he played in five All-Star Games. Oates was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 12, 2012 along with Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure, and Mats Sundin.
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