Adam Oates (Education)

Former NHL Player & Coach

Undergraduate Education: Business

Oates was not picked during his NHL draft year so he enrolled at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During college, Oates led the team in assists every year, and the team was ranked number one in the country. Oates’s studied business management but he made it to the NHL before he was able to finish off his degree. Oates went back to school every summer as an NHL player to finish off his degree. When asked about why he went back to school Oates said, “Because it gave me a really good routine. In the summers I’d train, go to classes. My college coach made me more of a man; he wanted me to have more responsibilities in my life.”