Adam Oates Receives Three-Year Contract To Coach Capitals, According To Report

Earlier today, the Washington Capitals formally announced the hiring of Adam Oates as the team's head coach with a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at the Verizon Center at 3 p.m. EST.

"Adam was a highly intelligent player in the NHL for 19 seasons," Caps General Manager George McPhee said. "He has been an assistant coach in our conference for the past three seasons and is prepared to lead our club as head coach."

But how long is that deal? What are the terms, exactly? Well, via John Shannon of JSports.net it's a three-year contract:

After short term contract that Dale Hunter had,great to see Caps gave Adam Oates a 3 year commitment.

Oates previously served as an assistant under Peter DeBoer with the New Jersey Devils.

For more on the Washington Capitals, visit Japers Rink. For the latest news and notes from around the league, check out SB Nation's NHL Hub.

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