(Ryan O’Halloran filling in for a briefly vacationing Corey Masisak)
In his first year of eligibility, former Washington Capitals center Adam Oates failed to get the 75 percent of the vote required for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame today.
In the players category, Glenn Anderson and Igor Larionov were voted in along with former lineman Ray Scapinello and the late Ed Chynowth, a long-time executive in the Western Hockey League.
The induction ceremony will in Toronto this October.
Oates, who retired in April 2004, played for the Capitals from 1996-2002 and was part of the team that reached the Stanley Cup finals in 1998 before losing to the Detroit Red Wings. He also reached the finals with Anaheim in 2003. The Ducks lost to New Jersey in seven games.
Oates’ 1,420 points were the most among the eligible players. He added 153 points in 163 playoff games.
Before coming to the Capitals in a trade with the Boston Bruins, Oates played for Detroit and St. Louis. He ended his career by playing for Philadelphia, Anaheim and Edmonton.
- Ryan O’Halloran