Former Bruin Adam Oates Reportedly Named Washington Capitals Head Coach

Former Boston Bruins star Adam Oates is set to become the next Washington Capitals head coach, according to reports from TSN and Sportsnet.

Oates spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils, and was given plenty of credit for the turnaround of the team's power play. The 49-year old does not have any experience as a head coach at any level, but can draw from his19 NHL seasons as a player. General manager George McPhee has previously hired four head coaches and none of them had head coaching experience.

Oates spent several of his most productive seasons as a player with the Bruins, including the 1992-93 season, when he registered 45 goals and 97 assists for 142 points.

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