Dallas Eakins was named the 12th Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers on June 10, 2013. He has spent the past eight seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, where he served as an Assistant Coach with the Maple Leafs for two seasons, before becoming the Head Coach of the Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies in 2009. ...more
12 seasons after playing his last game in the copper and blue, Kelly Buchberger returns to the Edmonton Oilers as a member of the team’s coaching staff for the 2010-11 season. Buchberger joins former teammate Steve Smith behind the bench with head coach Tom Renney. Buchberger made the move to the NHL coaching ranks following a season as head coach of the Springfield Falcons. In his lone season behind the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate’s bench, "Bucky" guided the Falcons to a fifth place finish in the AHL’s Atlantic Division with a 35-35-10 record in 2007-08. ...more
On July 15, 2010, Steve Smith was named Assistant Coach of the Edmonton Oilers alongside Kelly Buchberger and under the direction of Head Coach Tom Renney. Smith, who spent the past two years as a scout with the Chicago Blackhawks, re-joins the team that drafted him back in 1981. The 47-year-old Glasgow, Scotland native had a solid career in the NHL playing in 804 games recording 375 points (72G, 303A) and 2,139 penalty minutes. ...more
Frederic Chabot was named goaltending coach for the Edmonton Oilers prior to the 2010-11 season. He joins his first NHL team in this capacity, where he will work with both the Oilers goaltenders as well as the developing netminders in the system.Chabot joins the Oilers after most recently serving as Goaltending Consultant with Hockey Canada and their National Junior Team, helping Canada capture a gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa, Ontario. ...more
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