Adam Oates

Hockey Player

Birthday August 27, 1962

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Canada

Age 61 years old

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NHL Hall of Fame center who was selected to 5 All-Star games during his 19-year career. He spent six seasons each with the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals and became head coach of the Capitals in 2012.

Before Fame

He was never drafted and signed directly with the Detroit Red Wings as the highest-paid rookie in the league.


At the end of the 1988-89 season, he and teammate Paul MacLean were traded from the Detroit Red Wings to the St. Louis Blues for Bernie Federko and Tony McKegney.

Family Life

He was engaged to model and actress Darlene Vogel, but their planned wedding was cancelled at the last minute.

Associated With

He began his career with the Detroit Red Wings as a backup to the great Steve Yzerman.