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Adam Oates
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Adam Oates

Undrafted out Toronto and forced to take the then-unorthodox route to the NHL by playing college hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this brilliant passer was signed by the Red Wings in 1985 and went on to play 19 seasons in the league, earning five All-Star Game nods . He finished up sixth all-time with 1,079 assists compiled during stints with Detroit, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Anaheim and Edmonton.

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