Renney was hired the Edmonton Oilers' associate coach on May 26, 2009, and was promoted head coach on June 22, 2010, succeeding Pat Quinn. On May 17, 2012, the Edmonton Oilers announced that his contract for the 2012-2013 season will not be renewed. He is now an assistant coach with the New York Rangers.
He previously served as the head coach of the Calgary Flames from 2006 to 2009. During his time at the helm, he compiled a record of 136-170-26 (.476). He led the team to the playoffs in both his seasons with the club, including being awarded the third seed in the Western Conference with 42 points en route to winning the draft lottery. However, they were defeated by the San Jose Sharks in seven games.
Prior to joining the Flames, Renney had been the head coach of the Washington Capitals from 2002 to 2005. During his time with the Capitals, he posted a record of 75-77-12 (.507). He also led the team to the playoffs in each of his seasons with the club. But, they were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games.
In 2001-2002, he was the first American-born coach of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. He led the team to a 40-33-7 record before being fired after losing four straight games to close out the season.
Darryl Sutter, Calgary Flames/Head Coach On March 4, 2021, Darryl Sutter was named head coach. This is Sutter's second tenure with the Flames having being hired head coach on December 28, 2002, and coaching until July 12, 2006. From April 11, 2003 to December 28, 2010, he was also the team's general manager. The Flames selected his son Matthew in the first round (third overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
He is a two-time winner of the Jack Adams Award as the league's best coach, winning in 2009-10 with the Los Angeles Kings and again in 2013-14 with the San Jose Sharks. He is a three-time finalist for the Stanley Cup Championship, including in 2009 with the King's and in 2013 and 2014 with the Sharks. In four seasons with the Flames, he has never missed the playoffs - including two consecutive 100-point seasons - and has won at least 50 games each year.
Prior to joining the Flames, Sutter spent nine seasons as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, leading them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals before losing to the Chicago Blackhawks. He replaced Terry Murray who had been fired by the Kings after they failed to make the playoffs.
A native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Sutter played eight seasons in the NHL as a defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and California Golden Seals. He was part of the original group of players signed by the Oilers as free agents in 1979.
On September 5, 2019, the Edmonton Oilers signed him as a free agent. On January 8, 2021, he was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.
A coaching career in the NHL Johnson began his National Hockey League career as the head coach of the Calgary Flames in 1982, a post he maintained for five seasons. During that time the Flames never finished higher than third place in their division.
After leaving the Flames, Johnson stayed on as an assistant coach for four more season with no team winning more than 30 games. In 1998-99, he became the first coach in NHL history to win the Jack Adams Award after taking home the title of "Coach of the Year".
He left the NHL after six seasons to take over as head coach of the New Jersey Devils but was fired after one season. He returned to the league in 2004 as an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals but was let go after one season.
After two more seasons out of the league, Johnson was named as the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 15, 2007. He is the first person outside of the NHL to be hired as head coach of its biggest market team. The Lightning went on to make the playoffs each year under Johnson's guidance before losing in the first round every year. On November 24, 2008, Johnson was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Lightning.
Gretzky was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Following the bankruptcy of the Phoenix Coyotes in September 2009, Gretzky resigned as head coach and sold his ownership stake. He joined Oilers Entertainment Group as a partner and vice-chairman in October 2016.
However, despite this fact appearing in many sports books over the years, it has never been confirmed by the Gretzky family or the National Hockey League.
|Previous team(s)||New York Rangers Tampa Bay Lightning Vancouver Canucks Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Stanley Cup wins||2004|
|Years as a coach||1988–2021|
|Years as an NHL coach||2001–2021|
The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a three-year contract extension worth $4.5 million per year. Barrie, a third-round choice of the Colorado Avalanche in the 2009 NHL draft, joined the Oilers in the 2020-21 season after previously playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is expected to be a key piece in their defense this upcoming season.
Barrie has emerged as one of the top defensive players in the league over the past few seasons. In 2019-20, he finished second on the team in points with 76 points (15 goals, 61 assists) in 82 games. That's the most by an Edmonton defenseman since 2007-08 when Andrew Ference had 79 points (23 goals, 56 assists).
He also led all defensemen in the NHL in power-play points with 44 and was second on the team in overall ice time at 2:44 per game. Barrie's 15 goals were second only to Leon Draisaitl (18) among Oilers skaters.
In 2018-19, Barrie not only helped the Oilers reach the playoffs for the first time in eight years but he also earned himself a spot on the Canadian Olympic hockey team. At the Olympics, he had four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in five games before Canada was eliminated by Finland in the quarterfinals.