EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers announced they have agreed to terms with Jay Woodcroft on a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.
Woodcroft, 42, spent the past season as head coach of the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, and previously served as an Oilers assistant coach for three seasons, after joining the Oilers staff in 2015. Prior to the Oilers, Woodcroft served as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks for seven seasons. He also spent three seasons as a member of the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff (2005-08), including their 2008 Stanley Cup Championship season.
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In his first season as head coach, Woodcroft led the Condors to their first Calder Cup Playoff berth in 2018-19, after capturing the Western Conference title with 89 points, for a 42-21-3-2 record and a 0.654 winning percentage. The Condors also tied for the second longest win streak in AHL history with 17 straight wins during the 2018-19 regular season. Woodcroft also led the Condors to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, with a 5-5-0-0 record in 10 games.
Internationally, Woodcroft won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 Men's World Hockey Championship. He was also an assistant coach for the under-23 Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Over his NHL coaching career, Woodcroft has been part of 511 regular season wins, five Western Conference titles, six Division titles, three Presidents Trophies and a Stanley Cup championship.
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Woodcroft entered the NHL coaching ranks in 2005-06, after a six-year professional playing career.
The Toronto, Ontario native spent four seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, where he was an Academic All-American and graduated with a degree in finance.