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Adam Oates

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 (180 cm) ▪ Weight: 190 lbs. (86 kg)

Born: August 27, 1962 in Weston, Ontario
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2012 (Full List)
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 65-48-17, 147 Pts (Full Record)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Hockey-Reference.com


Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Oct 20, 2014 11:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1985-86 23 DET NHL 38 9 11 20 8 -24 10 8 1 0 1 8 3 0 49 18.4
1986-87 24 DET NHL 76 15 32 47 17 0 21 11 4 0 1 25 6 1 138 10.9
1987-88 25 DET NHL 63 14 40 54 19 16 20 11 3 0 3 30 10 0 111 12.6
1988-89 26 DET NHL 69 16 62 78 26 -1 14 14 2 0 1 39 23 0 127 12.6 Byng-9
1989-90 27 STL NHL 80 23 79 102 34 9 30 15 6 2 3 50 28 1 168 13.7 AS-7,Byng-7
1990-91 28 STL NHL 61 25 90 115 37 15 29 21 3 1 3 52 38 0 139 18.0 AS-2,Byng-5
1991-92 29 TOT NHL 80 20 79 99 32 -9 22 14 6 0 4 47 30 2 191 10.5 Byng-6
1991-92 29 STL NHL 54 10 59 69 21 -4 12 7 3 0 3 39 19 1 118 8.5 Byng-6
1991-92 29 BOS NHL 26 10 20 30 11 -5 10 7 3 0 1 8 11 1 73 13.7 Byng-6
1992-93 30 BOS NHL 84 45 97 142 51 15 32 20 24 1 11 58 38 1 254 17.7 AS-4,Byng-2,Hart-4,Selke-10
1993-94 31 BOS NHL 77 32 80 112 39 10 45 14 16 2 3 48 29 3 197 16.2 AS-4,Byng-2,Hart-12
1994-95 32 BOS NHL 48 12 41 53 18 -11 8 7 4 1 2 22 19 0 109 11.0 Byng-2
1995-96 33 BOS NHL 70 25 67 92 32 16 18 17 7 1 2 41 24 2 183 13.7 Byng-2
1996-97 34 TOT NHL 80 22 60 82 28 -5 14 17 3 2 5 40 16 4 160 13.8 Byng-3,Selke-20
1996-97 34 BOS NHL 63 18 52 70 24 -3 10 14 2 2 4 32 16 4 138 13.0 Byng-3,Selke-20
1996-97 34 WSH NHL 17 4 8 12 4 -2 4 3 1 0 1 8 0 0 22 18.2 Byng-3,Selke-20
1997-98 35 WSH NHL 82 18 58 76 25 6 36 13 3 2 3 31 23 4 121 14.9 AS-10,Byng-6,Selke-19
1998-99 36 WSH NHL 59 12 42 54 18 -1 22 9 3 0 0 21 18 3 79 15.2 1213 20:34
1999-00 37 WSH NHL 82 15 56 71 23 13 14 10 5 0 6 40 16 0 93 16.1 1832 22:20 Byng-6,Hart-17,Selke-4
2000-01 38 WSH NHL 81 13 69 82 25 -9 28 8 5 0 4 30 37 2 72 18.1 1701 20:00 AS-11,Byng-3,Selke-32
2001-02 39 TOT NHL 80 14 64 78 25 -4 28 11 3 0 1 38 26 0 102 13.7 1750 21:52 AS-8,Byng-4
2001-02 39 WSH NHL 66 11 57 68 21 -2 22 8 3 0 1 35 22 0 85 12.9 1458 22:06 AS-8,Byng-4
2001-02 39 PHI NHL 14 3 7 10 4 -2 6 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 17 17.6 292 20:51 AS-8,Byng-4
2002-03 40 MDA NHL 67 9 36 45 14 -1 16 5 4 0 2 20 16 0 67 13.4 1249 18:38 Byng-22
2003-04 41 EDM NHL 60 2 16 18 5 0 8 1 1 0 1 7 9 0 32 6.3 870 14:30 Byng-28
6 yrs WSH NHL 387 73 290 363 118 5 126 51 20 2 15 165 116 9 472 15.5 6204 21:32
6 yrs BOS NHL 368 142 357 499 175 22 123 79 56 7 23 209 137 11 954 14.9
4 yrs DET NHL 246 54 145 199 70 -9 65 44 10 0 6 102 42 1 425 12.7
3 yrs STL NHL 195 58 228 286 93 20 71 43 12 3 9 141 85 2 425 13.6
1 yr ANA NHL 67 9 36 45 14 -1 16 5 4 0 2 20 16 0 67 13.4 1249 18:38
1 yr EDM NHL 60 2 16 18 5 0 8 1 1 0 1 7 9 0 32 6.3 870 14:30
1 yr PHI NHL 14 3 7 10 4 -2 6 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 17 17.6 292 20:51
Career NHL 1337 341 1079 1420 479 35 415 226 103 12 56 647 409 23 2392 14.3 8615 20:04

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1985-86 23 DET NHL 38 0.24 0.29 0.53 0.21 0.26 1.29 7 9 16 6 30 10 50 6 -24 0.5 0.0 0.5
1986-87 24 DET NHL 76 0.20 0.42 0.62 0.22 0.28 1.82 13 27 40 14 64 16 49 1 0 1.7 1.2 2.9
1987-88 25 DET NHL 63 0.22 0.63 0.86 0.30 0.32 1.76 12 33 45 16 75 19 41 1 16 2.7 1.1 3.8
1988-89 26 DET NHL 69 0.23 0.90 1.13 0.37 0.20 1.84 13 51 64 21 106 43 64 0 -1 4.2 0.8 5.0 Byng-9
1989-90 27 STL NHL 80 0.29 0.99 1.28 0.43 0.38 2.10 19 66 85 28 163 73 100 19 9 6.2 1.4 7.6 AS-7,Byng-7
1990-91 28 STL NHL 61 0.41 1.48 1.89 0.61 0.48 2.28 22 80 102 34 144 55 78 4 15 8.5 1.1 9.6 AS-2,Byng-5
1991-92 29 TOT NHL 80 0.25 0.99 1.24 0.40 0.28 2.39 18 70 88 29 155 64 114 14 -9 6.1 0.8 6.9 Byng-6
1991-92 29 STL NHL 54 0.19 1.09 1.28 0.39 0.22 2.19 9 52 61 19 109 41 80 8 -4 4.0 0.6 4.6 Byng-6
1991-92 29 BOS NHL 26 0.38 0.77 1.15 0.42 0.38 2.81 9 18 27 10 46 23 34 6 -5 2.1 0.2 2.3 Byng-6
1992-93 30 BOS NHL 84 0.54 1.15 1.69 0.60 0.38 3.02 37 78 115 41 197 85 110 13 15 10.7 1.5 12.2 AS-4,Byng-2,Hart-4,Selke-10
1993-94 31 BOS NHL 77 0.42 1.04 1.45 0.51 0.58 2.56 29 73 102 36 159 69 101 21 10 9.1 1.4 10.5 AS-4,Byng-2,Hart-12
1994-95 32 BOS NHL 48 0.25 0.85 1.10 0.37 0.17 2.27 21 71 92 31 72 33 57 7 -11 4.1 0.4 4.5 Byng-2
1995-96 33 BOS NHL 70 0.36 0.96 1.31 0.46 0.26 2.61 24 64 88 31 126 43 100 33 16 7.5 1.3 8.9 Byng-2
1996-97 34 TOT NHL 80 0.28 0.75 1.03 0.35 0.18 2.00 23 62 85 29 111 28 121 33 -5 6.6 1.0 7.6 Byng-3,Selke-20
1996-97 34 BOS NHL 63 0.29 0.83 1.11 0.38 0.16 2.19 19 54 73 25 88 21 96 26 -3 5.8 0.8 6.5 Byng-3,Selke-20
1996-97 34 WSH NHL 17 0.24 0.47 0.71 0.26 0.24 1.29 4 8 12 4 23 7 25 7 -2 0.9 0.2 1.1 Byng-3,Selke-20
1997-98 35 WSH NHL 82 0.22 0.71 0.93 0.31 0.44 1.48 21 67 88 30 114 44 80 16 6 6.5 1.4 7.9 AS-10,Byng-6,Selke-19
1998-99 36 WSH NHL 59 0.20 0.71 0.92 0.31 0.37 1.34 14 48 62 21 75 27 59 10 -1 3.7 1.5 5.2
1999-00 37 WSH NHL 82 0.18 0.68 0.87 0.29 0.17 1.13 16 61 77 25 101 34 77 23 13 3.9 2.4 6.3 Byng-6,Hart-17,Selke-4
2000-01 38 WSH NHL 81 0.16 0.85 1.01 0.31 0.35 0.89 14 74 88 28 109 56 90 28 -9 4.9 1.6 6.5 AS-11,Byng-3,Selke-32
2001-02 39 TOT NHL 80 0.18 0.80 0.98 0.31 0.35 1.28 16 73 89 29 115 46 86 13 -4 5.1 1.5 6.6 AS-8,Byng-4
2001-02 39 WSH NHL 66 0.17 0.86 1.03 0.32 0.33 1.29 13 65 78 25 101 41 74 12 -2 4.4 1.4 5.8 AS-8,Byng-4
2001-02 39 PHI NHL 14 0.21 0.50 0.71 0.25 0.43 1.21 3 8 11 4 14 5 12 1 -2 0.6 0.2 0.8 AS-8,Byng-4
2002-03 40 MDA NHL 67 0.13 0.54 0.67 0.21 0.24 1.00 10 40 50 16 69 34 40 4 -1 2.3 1.7 3.9 Byng-22
2003-04 41 EDM NHL 60 0.03 0.27 0.30 0.09 0.13 0.53 2 18 20 6 34 13 23 2 0 -0.1 0.7 0.6 Byng-28
6 yrs WSH NHL 387 0.19 0.75 0.94 0.31 0.33 1.22 82 323 405 133 523 209 405 96 5 24.3 8.4 32.8
6 yrs BOS NHL 368 0.39 0.97 1.36 0.47 0.33 2.59 139 358 497 173 688 274 498 106 22 39.4 5.6 45.0
4 yrs DET NHL 246 0.22 0.59 0.81 0.28 0.26 1.73 45 120 165 57 275 88 204 8 -9 9.1 3.0 12.1
3 yrs STL NHL 195 0.30 1.17 1.47 0.48 0.36 2.18 50 198 248 81 416 169 258 31 20 18.8 3.0 21.8
1 yr ANA NHL 67 0.13 0.54 0.67 0.21 0.24 1.00 10 40 50 16 69 34 40 4 -1 2.3 1.7 3.9
1 yr EDM NHL 60 0.03 0.27 0.30 0.09 0.13 0.53 2 18 20 6 34 13 23 2 0 -0.1 0.7 0.6
1 yr PHI NHL 14 0.21 0.50 0.71 0.25 0.43 1.21 3 8 11 4 14 5 12 1 -2 0.6 0.2 0.8
Career NHL 1337 0.26 0.81 1.06 0.36 0.31 1.79 331 1065 1396 471 2019 792 1440 248 35 94.4 22.7 117.1

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1986-87 24 DET NHL 16 4 7 11 4 7 6 4 0 0 1 32 12.5
1987-88 25 DET NHL 16 8 12 20 8 -2 6 4 4 0 1 33 24.2
1988-89 26 DET NHL 6 0 8 8 2 -1 2 0 0 0 0 11 0.0
1989-90 27 STL NHL 12 2 12 14 4 -10 4 1 1 0 0 27 7.4
1990-91 28 STL NHL 13 7 13 20 7 7 10 5 2 0 1 39 17.9
1991-92 29 BOS NHL 15 5 14 19 7 -6 4 2 3 0 2 35 14.3
1992-93 30 BOS NHL 4 0 9 9 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 11 0.0
1993-94 31 BOS NHL 13 3 9 12 4 -3 8 1 2 0 0 42 7.1
1994-95 32 BOS NHL 5 1 0 1 1 -6 2 0 1 0 0 7 14.3
1995-96 33 BOS NHL 5 2 5 7 2 -3 2 1 0 1 0 13 15.4
1997-98 35 WSH NHL 21 6 11 17 6 8 8 4 1 1 1 31 19.4
1999-00 37 WSH NHL 5 0 3 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 125 25:06
2000-01 38 WSH NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 98 16:21
2001-02 39 PHI NHL 5 0 2 2 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 109 21:53
2002-03 40 MDA NHL 21 4 9 13 5 2 6 1 3 0 1 18 22.2 404 19:15
Career NHL 163 42 114 156 54 -12 66 23 17 2 7 312 13.5 737 19:55

Other Standard

Scoring Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1979-80 17 Port Credit Titans ON-Jr.B 34 30 36 66 41
1979-80 17 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 9 1 6 7 2
1980-81 18 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 43 36 53 89 89
1981-82 19 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.A 47 54 105 159 30 29 18 7
1982-83 20 RPI Engineers ECAC 22 9 33 42 8
1983-84 21 RPI Engineers ECAC 38 26 57 83 15
1984-85 22 RPI Engineers ECAC 38 31 60 91 29
1985-86 23 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 34 18 28 46 4
Career 1 Season AHL 34 18 28 46 4
Career 3 Seasons ECAC 98 66 150 216 52
Career 3 Seasons ON-Jr.A 99 91 164 255 121 29 18 7
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.B 34 30 36 66 41

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1985-86 23 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 17 7 14 21 4
Career 1 Season AHL 17 7 14 21 4

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 19 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Adam Oates 12.2 10.5 9.6 8.9 7.9 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.5 3.9 3.8 2.9 0.6 0.5
Frank Mahovlich 94.9 11.8 10.7 10.4 9.7 8.5 8.4 7.9 7.8 7.4 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.4 4.9 3.9 3.4 3.3 0.1
Dale Hawerchuk 94.8 11.1 10.0 9.1 8.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 5.8 5.5 5.4 3.2 1.4
Ron Francis 93.2 10.5 9.8 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.0 4.6 4.6 3.5
Doug Gilmour 92.8 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.9 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8
Jeremy Roenick 92.4 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.9
Joe Nieuwendyk 92.1 10.0 9.0 8.7 8.4 8.3 8.2 7.5 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.1 3.9 2.2 0.6
Gilbert Perreault 91.8 10.7 9.9 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.0 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.3 4.4 4.2 3.7 1.3
Denis Savard 91.8 11.0 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.3
Patrik Elias 90.5 12.5 11.8 9.4 9.4 9.1 7.7 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.5 6.4 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.6 0.1 -0.1
Sergei Fedorov 90.3 13.8 12.0 10.1 8.7 8.2 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.7 6.9 6.9 6.8 5.3 3.6 3.6 3.2 3.0 2.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Adam Oates 12.2 10.5 9.6 8.9 7.9 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.5 3.9 3.8 2.9 0.6 0.5
Frank Mahovlich 94.9 11.8 10.7 10.4 9.7 8.5 8.4 7.9 7.8 7.4 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.4 4.9 3.9 3.4 3.3 0.1
Dale Hawerchuk 94.8 11.1 10.0 9.1 8.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 5.8 5.5 5.4 3.2 1.4
Doug Gilmour 92.6 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.9 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.4
Jeremy Roenick 92.4 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9
Jean Ratelle 92.4 13.6 9.6 9.2 9.1 8.6 8.4 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.3 6.2 6.1 5.7 3.8 2.7 2.6 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.1
Joe Nieuwendyk 92.0 10.0 9.0 8.7 8.4 8.3 8.2 7.5 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.1 3.9 2.2 0.8 0.6
Gilbert Perreault 91.8 10.7 9.9 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.0 7.2 7.0 6.4 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.3 4.4 4.2 3.7 1.3
Denis Savard 91.8 11.0 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.3
Ron Francis 91.2 10.5 9.8 8.7 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.6 3.6 3.5
Patrik Elias 90.5 12.5 11.8 9.4 9.4 9.1 7.7 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.5 6.4 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.6 0.1 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 28, 1985: Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 28, 1985.

June 15, 1989: Traded to St. Louis by Detroit with Paul MacLean for Bernie Federko and Tony McKegney, June 15, 1989.

February 7, 1992: Traded to Boston by St. Louis for Craig Janney and Stephane Quintal, February 7, 1992.

March 1, 1997: Traded to Washington by Boston with Bill Ranford and Rick Tocchet for Jim Carey, Anson Carter, Jason Allison and Washington's 3rd round choice (Lee Goren) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 1, 1997.

March 19, 2002: Traded to Philadelphia by Washington for Maxime Ouellet and Philadelphia's 1st (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Martin Vagner), 2nd (Maxime Daigneault) and 3rd (Derek Krestanovich) round choices in 2002 Entry Draft, March 19, 2002.

July 1, 2002: Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2002.

November 17, 2003: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, November 17, 2003.

April 3, 2004: Officially announced retirement, April 3, 2004.

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