The Edmonton Oilers continue to check items off their summer to-do list as they announced this morning that Jay Woodcroft signed an extension that will keep him behind the Bakersfield Condors bench as the head coach for the next three seasons.
In a move that I think all of us can get behind, the Edmonton Oilers and Jay Woodcroft have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him behind the Bakersfield Condors’ bench for the next three seasons. In his first season as a head coach, Woodcroft led the Condors to their first playoff berth in franchise history, capturing a Western Conference title with 89 points and punctuated by a 17 game win streak which was the second-longest in AHL history. Woodcroft will work alongside newly appointed AGM, Keith Gretzky, who will oversee Bakersfield as part of his new gig in Holland’s regime.
Speaking of Ken Holland, this is the second time that he and Woodcroft have worked together at the NHL level. Woodcroft was hired to be Mike Babcock’s video coach back in 2005, working for three years under Holland before eventually leaving to join Todd McLellan as an assistant coach in San Jose.