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Adam Oates

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 180 cm
  • Weight
    190 lbs / 86 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired
  • Highlights
    1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
    1-time NCAA (Championship) Winner 1
    2-time NCAA (ECAC) Champion 2

Team Staff profile of Adam Oates also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1979-80 Port Credit Titans MJBHL 34 30 36 66 41 |
Markham Waxers OPJHL 9 1 6 7 2 |
1980-81 Markham Waxers OPJHL 43 36 53 89 89 |
1981-82 Markham Waxers “C” OJHL 40 59 110 169 - |
1982-83 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 22 9 33 42 8 |
1983-84 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 38 26 57 83 15 |
1984-85 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 38 31 60 91 29 |
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 38 9 11 20 10 -24 |
Adirondack Red Wings AHL 34 18 28 46 4 | Playoffs 17 7 14 21 4
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 15 32 47 21 0 | Playoffs 16 4 7 11 6 7
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 14 40 54 20 16 | Playoffs 16 8 12 20 6 -2
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 16 62 78 14 -1 | Playoffs 6 0 8 8 2 -1
1989-90 St. Louis Blues “A” NHL 80 23 79 102 30 9 | Playoffs 12 2 12 14 4 -10
1990-91 St. Louis Blues “A” NHL 61 25 90 115 29 15 | Playoffs 13 7 13 20 10 7
1991-92 St. Louis Blues “A” NHL 54 10 59 69 12 -4 |
Boston Bruins NHL 26 10 20 30 10 -5 | Playoffs 15 5 14 19 4 -6
1992-93 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 84 45 97 142 32 15 | Playoffs 4 0 9 9 4 0
1993-94 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 77 32 80 112 45 10 | Playoffs 13 3 9 12 8 -3
1994-95 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 48 12 41 53 8 -11 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 2 -6
1995-96 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 70 25 67 92 18 16 | Playoffs 5 2 5 7 2 -3
1996-97 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 63 18 52 70 10 -3 |
Washington Capitals NHL 17 4 8 12 4 -2 |
1997-98 Washington Capitals “A” NHL 82 18 58 76 36 6 | Playoffs 21 6 11 17 8 8
1998-99 Washington Capitals “C” NHL 59 12 42 54 22 -1 |
1999-00 Washington Capitals “C” NHL 82 15 56 71 14 13 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3 4 0
2000-01 Washington Capitals “C” NHL 81 13 69 82 28 9 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0 -4
2001-02 Washington Capitals “C” NHL 66 11 57 68 22 -2 |
Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 3 7 10 6 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0 -1
2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 67 9 36 45 16 -1 | Playoffs 21 4 9 13 6 2
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 2 16 18 8 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Asst. Coach
2010-11 New Jersey Devils NHL Asst. Coach
2011-12 New Jersey Devils NHL Asst. Coach
2012-13 Washington Capitals NHL Head Coach
2013-14 Washington Capitals NHL Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 34 18 28 46 1.35 4 0 | 17 7 14 21 1.24 4 0
MJBHL 34 30 36 66 1.94 41 0 |
NCAA 98 66 150 216 2.20 52 0 |
NHL 1337 341 1079 1420 1.06 415 53 | 163 42 114 156 0.96 66 -12
OJHL 40 59 110 169 4.23 0 0 |
OPJHL 52 37 59 96 1.85 91 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Anaheim Ducks

Cult/Star player for Boston Bruins

Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for St. Louis Blues

Cult/Star player for Washington Capitals

Oates was a stand-out lacrosse player in Etobicoke as he scored 735 points in 130 games of Jr.A lacrosse over 5 seasons. He holds the Ontario Junior Lacrosse record for most assists (19) and points (29) in a game.

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