|NHL||Second All-Star Team||1990-91|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||1996-97, 1993-94, 1992-93, 1991-92, 1990-91|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||1984-85, 1983-84|
|ECAC||First-Team All-Conference Team||1984-85|
|NCAA||Championship All-Tournament Team||1984-85|
|ECAC||Second-Team All-Conference Team||1983-84|
|4/03/2004||Announced his retirement.|
|11/29/2003||Activated to the active roster by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|11/17/2003||Signed as an unresticted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2003||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim will not exercised their contract option for the 2003-04 season.|
|11/27/2002||Missed 15 games (broken left hand).|
|11/26/2002||Broken left hand, day-to-day.|
|10/25/2002||Broken left hand, early December.|
|10/24/2002||Broken left hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/01/2002||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a one year contract with a club option for 2003-04.|
|3/19/2002||Acquired from the Washington Capitals.|
|11/08/2001||Missed 3 games (sore left ankle).|
|11/02/2001||Sore left ankle, day-to-day.|
|6/30/2001||Washington Capitals exercised their contract option.|
|12/25/2000||Named NHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 25.|
|11/17/2003||Signed as an unresticted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|7/01/2002||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.|
|3/19/2002||Washington Capitals traded Adam Oates to the Philadelphia Flyers for Maxime Ouellet, a 1st (later traded to Dallas - Martin Vagner), a 2nd (Maxime Daigneault) and a 3rd (Derek Krestanovich) round selections in 2002.|
|3/01/1997||Washington Capitals traded Jason Allison, Jim Carey, Anson Carter and a 3rd round selection (Lee Goren) in 1997 to the Boston Bruins for Bill Ranford, Adam Oates and Rick Tocchet.|
|2/07/1992||Boston Bruins traded Craig Janney and Stephane Quintal to the St. Louis Blues for Adam Oates.|
|6/15/1989||Detroit Red Wings traded Adam Oates and Paul MacLean to the St. Louis Blues for Bernie Federko and Tony McKegney.|
|6/28/1985||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
Capitals coach at a loss for words after loss | 05/14/2013 12:17 PM
NewsAdam Oates was a lot for words following the Capitals' loss to the Rangers that sent them home for the summer.
Impact"Quite honestly, tough to explain. It's funny how over the years the seventh game turns into some form of blowout," said Oates. "I wish I had an answer for that. Obviously we pushed very hard in the first period, he made a lot of great saves. They got a lucky one and every bounce seemed to go their way after that." Oates was 27-18-3 in his first season as an NHL coach. The Caps certainly need to do some tweaking, but Oates seems like he has the makings to be a good coach in the league for quite some time.
Adam Oates downplays Rangers' reinforcements | 05/04/2013 12:20 PM
NewsCapitals coach Adam Oates downplayed the impact of the Rangers getting injured players back like Derek Dorsett.
Impact"It might change a matchup, but it's not going to change the way we play," Oates said. "It's not going to change the way they play. Obviously every team wants all their guys in. They get some guys in the lineup. You know what? We know the way they play, and we have to be prepared for that." Washington claimed Game 1 of their first-round series already and will attempt to take a 2-0 lead Saturday afternoon.
Capitals take five penalties in seven minutes | 02/22/2013 1:30 PM
NewsThe Capitals doomed themselves Thursday night, taking five penalties in seven minutes in the third period of an eventual 3-2 loss.
ImpactWhile the Capitals were 1-for-6 on the penalty kill, they continued to tempt fate in the final 20 minutes. That seven-minute stretch included two 5-on-3s, the second of which led to the Devils' game-winning goal. The Capitals were not exactly pleased with the officiating either, calling out the refs on their way to the locker room, but coach Adam Oates said in the end, the Caps simply have to be more disciplined. "How many times are we going to have this conversation?" Oates said after the game. "It's on us."
Penalties cost Capitals | 02/18/2013 12:44 PM
NewsThe Capitals made it harder on themselves to score Sunday because of five minor penalties.
ImpactThey went 1-for-5 on the penalty kill, but in the bigger picture that still means players are being used on the defensive rather than the offensive. "You use a lot of minutes, a lot of guys using a lot of energy killing penalties, Nick [Backstrom] and Troy [Brouwer], guys that we need at the other end, especially," coach Adam Oates said. "It makes it so difficult because the team has no rhythm, you've got some guys that don't kill penalties [who] don't get to play. As I said, you're using guys in other situations, you want to save that energy if possible."
GM says Capitals 'not gonna blow anything up' | 02/08/2013 6:53 PM
NewsWashington Capitals GM George McPhee says he won't 'blow anything up' despite the team's disastrous start.
ImpactThe Caps fell to 2-8-1 after Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins and appear no closer to putting things together. Troy Brouwer said the Caps "weren't ready to play," which is a phrase that has been repeated often by his teammates this season. Alex Ovechkin appeared disgusted and was reportedly very brief in his postgame comments. On Friday, McPhee specifically called out goalies Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby, but said the only moves he'll make are those that better the team in the long term. "We're not going to do anything short-term. We're not going to blow anything up," he said."
Capitals taking too many penalties so far | 02/01/2013 12:52 PM
NewsThe Washington Capitals committed eight more penalties Thursday night, bringing their season total to a whopping 38.
ImpactThe 38 penalties is the second-most in the league behind only Colorado, which is made worse by the fact that the Capitals have 23rd-ranked penalty kill at the moment. With the Caps spending so much time killing penalties, their star offensive players have struggled to see consistent ice time which is hurting their growth in Adam Oates' new, aggressive system. It's something Oates will have to correct or else the one-win Capitals could end up out of the playoff race by the end of February.
Capitals continue to struggle | 01/25/2013 10:24 AM
NewsThe Capitals are the only team in the Eastern Conference without a point in the standings after their first three games.
ImpactTheir troubles have been numerous so far, but here are some that jump off the page for the wrong reasons. Washington has led for only 2 minutes 32 seconds, been outscored 14-6, are 2-for-12 on the power play and 11-for-18 on the penalty kill. "I would say some of our mistakes are pure effort," coach Adam Oates said. "It's very upsetting. Not pushing the panic button, but obviously it's upsetting." They'll try to right their ship against the 2-0 New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Capitals drop home opener to fall to 0-2 | 01/23/2013 12:52 PM
NewsThe Washington Capitals have begun the 2013 season with an 0-2 record under new head coach Adam Oates.
Impact"It is a new system, it's going to be hard and we've got to fight through that," Oates said after Tuesday's home opener loss to Winnipeg. "Still, I thought we could have had better execution. I thought we didn't give ourselves the opportunity to play the team game." Due to the abbreviated training camp, coaches weren't presented with much time to work with their players, but the Capitals will have to learn quickly if they want to compete in the NHL's 48-game campaign.
|Penalty Minutes||45||1993-94 (Bos)|
|Plus/Minus||+16||2 times-last: 1995-96 (Bos)|
|Power Play Goals||24||1992-93 (Bos)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||4 times-last: 1997-98 (Wsh)|
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