BREAKING: Connor McDavid 'Hires' The Next Oilers Head Coach

Published November 12, 2023 at 1:16 PM

The Edmonton Oilers wasted no time in selecting a successor for Jay Woodcroft.

Oilers Announce New Coach After Firing Woodcroft


The Oilers officially fired Jay Woodcroft and hired Kris Knoblauch to replace him.

Knoblauch was McDavid's coach in the junior. McDavid certainly had a role to play in the process.

The #Oilers announced today that head coach Jay Woodcroft & assistant coach Dave Manson have been relieved of their coaching duties.

Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch will assume head coaching duties with the Oilers & will be joined by assistant coach Paul Coffey.

Speculation rises as many believe Connor McDavid may have hand picked the Oilers new head coach but Frank Seravalli was quick to state otherwise.

Former players seem to have nothing but good reviews for Kris Knoblauch.


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BREAKING: Connor McDavid 'Hires' The Next Oilers Head Coach

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