“It was their turn to invest in their own personal corporation, work at their own game.” – Head Coach Jay Woodcroft
The wind whirls past Jay Woodcroft’s head as he grabs the brim of his grey ballcap. He smiles and advises his co-pilot to do the same.
Edmonton Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft took the opportunity to swap notes with Nick Nurse of the Toronto Raptors as the NBA team came through town Sunday.
Pat Quinn’s training camp in Edmonton is the stuff of legends.
When Oilers bench boss Jay Woodcroft started connecting with his hockey contacts in his search to fill an assistant coaching vacancy on his staff, naturally one of his calls was to his brother, Todd.
Jay Woodcroft is the father of eight-year-old twin daughters who are embarking on life as the kids of the local hockey team’s head coach, never an easy spot in a Canadian market. He’s had the conversation with them.
Head Coach Jay Woodcroft said on Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer on Monday that new assistant coach Mark Stuart fit the profile of a position vacancy that took shape over the hiring process.
The newest Oilers assistant coach has 12 years in the NHL to lean on as he begins his professional coaching journey.
Defenceman played 673 NHL games with Boston, Atlanta and Winnipeg before coaching at the University of Vermont and Colorado College.
The Edmonton Oilers say assistant coaches Dave Manson and Glen Gulutzan will return next season as the NHL team shored up its hockey operations staff on Thursday.
After 10 years spent building his reputation as a solid NHL assistant coach, there were more comfortable options for Jay Woodcroft in the fall of 2018 than riding buses around the American Hockey League.