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RPI’s Oates named Capitals coach, joins Hall of Fame

Adam Oates
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Once again, a Washington Capitals leadership baton is passed from Dale Hunter to Adam Oates. More than a decade after Oates followed Hunter as captain, a similar transition happened Tuesday when Oates, a former standout at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was hired as the Capitals’ coach. Except for one major exception: the one happened to fall on the same day Oates was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame — the first Engineers’ player the receive ...

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