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Report: MacTavish to take AHL coaching job

Thursday, 07.28.2011 / 2:35 PM / 2011 Offseason News

NHL.com

TSN is reporting that former Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish will be named the next coach of the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

MacTavish coached the Oilers from the 2000-09, and in eight seasons he got the team into the playoffs three times, including a memorable run from the eighth seed in 2006 to the Stanley Cup Final. In 656 games, he went 301-252, with 47 ties and 56 overtime losses.

He has worked as an analyst with TSN since being let go by the Oilers following the 2008-09 season.

The Wolves now are affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks, whose long-time AHL team, the Manitoba Moose, moved to St. John's, Nfld., and will be the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild