AFFILIATION WITH STOCKTON
July 11, 2011
Edmonton Oilers and the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League
have reached a new one-year affiliation agreement for the 2012-2013 season.
This will mark the seventh straight season that Stockton has served as
the AA minor league affiliate for the Oilers.
Oilers re-sign Oklahoma City
Barons Head Coach Todd
Nelson and Assistant Coaches Gerry
Flaming and Rocky
Thompson to new three-year contracts. In their first season with
the American Hockey League team, the coaching staff had a record of 40-29-2-9
and led the team into the third round of the Calder Cup playoffs
Chorney has signed a one-year, two-way contract
with the St. Louis Blues. Chorney, who was an unrestricted free agent,
split last season between Edmonton and St. Louis of the NHL and Oklahoma
City of the AHL
Oilers name Rick
Carriere as Senior Director of Player Development. Carriere takes
over for Billy Moores, who is retiring and assuming a role as a consultant
to the Player Development department.
Oilers announce that Craig
MacTavish has been named the team's new Senior Vice-President of Hockey
Operations. MacTavish spent last season in the Vancouver Canucks
organization as the head coach of their AHL affiliate in Chicago.
Prior to that, he was head coach of the Oilers from 2000-01 to 2008-09.
Oilers have agreed to terms
on a new contract with General Manager Steve
Tambellini. Tambellini joined the Oilers on July 31, 2008, and
the team has finished 21st, 30th, 30th and 29th overall during four year
tenure. The team has not disclosed the terms of the new deal.
OILERS ELECT NOT TO RENEW RENNEY'S CONTRACT
May 17, 2012
For the third time in four seasons, the Edmonton Oilers will be looking for a new head coach.
The Oilers elected not to
renew the contract of head coach Tom
Renney after two 30th place finishes. Renney, who had a record
of 57-85-22 in his two season with Oilers, had replaced Pat
Quinn as the Oilers head coach after the 2009-10 season. Quinn
lasted only one season after replacing long-time head coach Craig
OILERS TO SELECT FIRST OVERALL FOR THIRD-STRAIGHT YEAR
April 10, 2012
The Edmonton Oilers will select first overall in the NHL Entry Draft for the third straight season.
Despite having only an 18.8% chance of doing so, the Oilers won this year's draft lottery, jumping from 2nd overall to 1st overall in the June 22 draft in Pittsburgh.
The full draft lottery results
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