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Adam Oates Retires after 19 Seasons in Professional Ice Hockey

ESPN reports that Adam Oates '85 announced his retirement on Saturday after his team, the Edmonton Oilers, lost to the Vancouver Canucks and were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Oates ends his career with 341 goals and 1,079 assists in 1,337 NHL games. He is the sixth leading assist-maker in the history of the National Hockey League.

Adam Oates is tied with Bob Brinkworth as the third leading scorer in Rensselaer hockey history.

According to the article, Oates said, "I wish it wasn't for a few weeks but I have absolutely no regrets.... I'm a very lucky guy. To be able to play so long has been fantastic."

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