The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have added former Olympic champion David Pelletier to the Oilers development team as the club’s Skating Coach. Pelletier will work closely with Player Development Director Rick Carriere and Skills Coach Steve Serdachny.
Pelletier, 39, is a three-time Canadian Champion, World Champion, Grand-Prix Final Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist. His 2002 Olympic Gold medal marked Canada’s first Olympic Gold in pairs figure skating in 42 years.
The Sayabec, Quebec native has also been inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy, awarded to outstanding Canadian athletes.
Since retiring from professional figure skating, Pelletier has worked as a power skating coach with several professional and junior athletes as well as members of the Canadian National Women’s team.