Report: Tom Renney Will Not Return As Oilers’ Coach
Tom Renney will not return as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, according to NHL.com.
The Oilers decided today not to renew Renney’s contract. In two seasons at the helm, the coach compiled a cumulative record of 57-85-22, finishing dead last in the Northwest Division both years.
“Tom’s done some great things for our hockey club,” Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini said. “But we felt it was the right decision to make a change.”
Renney was the third head coach the Oilers have had since Tambellini took over as GM, in July 2008. The team let go of Craig MacTavish after the 2008-09 season and then Pat Quinn the year after. It’s unknown at this time who will succeed Renney as the fourth coach under Tambellini.
“There are a few people we have interest in,” the GM said. “I would hope to have something in place prior to the draft.”