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RELEASE: Oilers hire Brian Wiseman as Assistant Coach

The 48-year-old joins Dave Tippett's coaching staff after spending the last seven seasons behind the bench as an assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines

by Press Release /

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with Brian Wiseman to join the organization as an assistant coach on Dave Tippett's coaching staff, joining associate coach Jim Playfair, assistant coach Glen Gulutzan, goaltending coach Dustin Schwartz and video coach Jeremy Coupal.    

Wiseman, 48, spent the past seven seasons with the University of Michigan as an assistant coach, where he also had a successful four-year playing career with the Wolverines (1990-94).

Prior to his coaching stint in Michigan, the native of Chatham, Ontario served as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Houston Aeros, helping them reach the Calder Cup Final in 2010-11. Wiseman was an assistant coach at Princeton University in 2003-04 and a video coach for the Dallas Stars in 2002-03, under Tippett.

"I am very excited to add Brian to our coaching staff," said Oilers Head Coach, Dave Tippett. "Brian is a forward-thinking coach with whom I have history as both a player and a coach. He works very well with young players and has a passion for skill development." 

A forward during his playing career, Wiseman was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the twelfth round, 257th overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing three games during the 1996-97 season.

Wiseman split six seasons between the International Hockey League (IHL) and the AHL, earning 515 points (145G, 370A) in 446 career minor league games. In 1998-99, he was the IHL's leading scorer and Most Valuable Player, while leading the Aeros to the Turner Cup. He also served as captain with the Aeros in the 1999-2000 season.

Wiseman ranks third all-time in points at the University of Michigan, earning 348 points (184G, 164A) in 166 career games.

He and his wife Brandee have two daughters, Chloe and Cameron.

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