Teaming with Brett Hull in St. Louis in 1989 to form the Blues' potent Hull & Oates scoring duo, Oates blossomed with the first two of his four 100-point seasons. (Many of his 90 assists in 1990-91 fed Hull's 86-goal campaign.) The other two, including his career season (45 goals, 97 assists, 142 points) of 1992-93, came in Boston where he centered a line with future Hall of Famer Cam Neely. Oates also helped Peter Bondra win a goal-scoring title in Washington during the 1997-98 season. Oates retired in 2004.