Boston Bruins: Top 20 Goal Scorers in Franchise History

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#12 – Adam Oates – 142 Goals – 368 Games Played – 0.39 Goals Per Game

Known more for his ability as a paper, Adam Oates was also one of the best goal scorers in the history of the Boston Bruins. Scoring 142 games in only 368 games is impressive, regardless of who scored it and which team they played for. While Oates did play most of his career outside of the city of Boston, he will always be considered one of the great players to suit up for the Boston Bruins.

Adam Oates has most recently been working on the other side of hockey operations as a coach. After spending some time in Tampa Bay as an assistant coach with the Lightning, Oates eventually became the head coach of the Washington Capitals. Following his tenure with the Washington Capitals, Oates joined the coaching staff of the New Jersey Devils, however he fell short of the head coaching position which was designated to John Hynes. Oates may not have enjoyed as much success as a coach as he did as a player at this point, but it’s admirable to see him trying to keep his passion for hockey alive.

Pro-rating his 368 games played as a member of the Boston Bruins into 82 game seasons would give Oates an average of roughly 32 goals per season as a member of the Boston Bruins.

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