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Adam Oates is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, former co-head coach for the New Jersey Devils and former head coach of the Washington Capitals. He is married to Donna Oates.

Relationship Facts of Adam Oates

Adam Oates is married to Donna Oates.
He is father of None.
Adam Oates is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Adam Oates?

Previously, Adam Oates was engaged to model and actress Darlene Vogel. The relationship did not last long and the couple canceled their planned 1998 marriage at the last moment.

Currently, Adam is a married man. He is married to Donna Oates. The pair spends their summers in California. Additionally, he also has a house in Osterville, Massachusetts.

Adam Oates: Biography in Details

Who is Adam Oates?

Adam Oates is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player, former co-head coach for the New Jersey Devils, and former head coach of the Washington Capitals. He played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and Edmonton Oilers.

Adam Oates: Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Adam was born in Weston, Toronto, Canada on August 27, 1962, to David and Loretta. He has two sisters: Michelle and Laurel. Throughout his childhood years, he played both hockey and box lacrosse. He is of Canadian nationality. Additionally, there is no detailed information regarding his ethnic background at present.

Talking about his education, Adam earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the school in 1991. He later dropped out of high school to focus on hockey and ended up working as a gas station attendant at 19. Eventually, he returned to high school to complete his diploma when he was recruited to play for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

How tall is Adam Oates?

Talking about his body measurement, Adam Oates has a height of 1.8 m. Additionally, he weighs 86 kg. Furthermore, his hair color is dark brown and his eye color is blue.

Adam Oates: Career, Salary, and Net Worth

Adam initially, played five seasons with the Etobicoke Eclipse of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. He had a total of 181 points in 19 games in 1981. In his college, RPI’s assistant coach Paul Allen noticed Oates during a 1982 OPJAHL game while scouting a different player. Later, he played three seasons with the RPI Engineers, leading the team in assists each year.

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Next, Adam Oates signed a four-year, $1.1 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Additionally, he made his NHL debut on October 10, 1985, against the Minnesota North Stars. He later established himself as a full-time NHLer in 1986–87 and scored 47 points in 76 games. His best individual season came in his first full year in Boston. In addition, On October 7, 1997, he became the 47th player in NHL history, and the 15th fastest, to score his 1,000th career point. Later, the Capitals dealt Oates to the Philadelphia Flyers on March 19, 2002.

Adam remained unsigned six weeks into the 2003–04 season. Later, he agreed to a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers on November 17, 2003. He appeared in 60 games in Edmonton, scoring 2 goals and 16 assists. Talking about his coaching career, The Tampa Bay Lightning hired Oates as an assistant coach in the 2009–10 season. Additionally, he was named the 16th head coach in franchise history for Washington Capitals. Furthermore, on December 27, 2014, Adam was hired by the New Jersey Devils to become what the team referred to as a ‘Co-Head Coach’.

Adam has earned several awards and honors including Second Team All-Star, All-NCAA All-Tournament Team, AHCA East First-Team All-American, All-ECAC Hockey First Team, and others.

Currently, Adam Oates has a salary of $24,058,900. Furthermore, he has an estimated net worth of $45 million as of 2022.

Adam Oates: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There was a rumor that Adam was dating American Pornstar Tyler Faith. This has not been confirmed as of yet. His work for Washington Capitals has also seen some controversies over the years.

Is Adam Oates active on social media?

Adam Oates is not quite active on social media. He does not have a Facebook account. Similarly, he is not active on Instagram and Twitter as well.

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