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Oates announces he's done after loss

Updated: April 4, 2004, 1:52 AM ET

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Edmonton Oilers center Adam Oates announced his retirement minutes after the Oilers were eliminated from the playoffs with a 5-2 loss Saturday night to the Vancouver Canucks.

"I wish it wasn't for a few weeks but I have absolutely no regrets," the 41-year-old Oates said after his 19th NHL season. "I'm a very lucky guy. To be able to play so long has been fantastic."

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Oates had one assist in the season-ending Edmonton loss, completing ...

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