Someone get this man a cigar! The Washington Capitals announced Adam Oates as their new head coach. This comes on the same day Oates is announced as one of this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. Whatta day! Here are some stats on the newest A.O. in town:
– He played for the Capitals from 1996-2002.
– He was the assisting tour de force to Brett Hull in his 86 goal season.
– As a result he is 6th overall in assists in the NHL. Man knows how to pass!
– As an assistant coach to the NJ Devils, he specialized on the power play.
Uptempo and offense-heavy…. this could be Alex Ovechkin’s dream or nightmare.
Only time will tell.
More to come….