Adam Oates
When you look at the career numbers of Adam Oates, you wonder why it took so long for him to get into the Hockey Hall of Fame. With three Assists titles, and over 1,400 career points, Oates career numbers are easily Hall of Fame worthy. However Oates never played for a championship team, nor was he really associated with any one team as the longest he ever played for one franchise was a near six season stint with the Washington Capitals. Still, you can’t deny a Hall of Fame slot for a man with over 1,000 career assists, as there were few purer playmakers in the game of Hockey.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Weston, Ontario, Canada
  • Elected In: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Second Team All Star (1) (1991)
    All Star Games (5) (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1997)
    Most Assists (3) (1993, 2001 & 2002)
    Stanley Cups (None)

Should Adam Oates be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely, he deserves to be there! - 60%
I am fine with this induction. - 40%
I disagree with this induction, but it's not the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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