Edmonton Oilers announce assistants Manson, Gulutzan will return to Woodcroft’s coaching staff – Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers said assistant coaches Dave Manson and Glen Gulutzan will return next season as the NHL team ramps up its hockey operations staff on Thursday.

The Oilers also announced that goalkeeping coach Dustin Schwartz and video coach Jeremy Coupal will return, while Brad Holland has been promoted to assistant general manager, professional scout.

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Manson joined the Oilers from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors alongside head coach Jay Woodcroft in February.

The 55-year-old was in charge of the Oilers’ defensive corps.

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Gulutzan, 51, will be entering his fifth season with the Oilers. The former Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames head coach will continue to be the team’s primary strength architect.

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Woodcroft, who was appointed interim coach of the Oilers midway through the 2021-22 season following the sacking of Dave Tippett, signed a contract extension on June 21.

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The Oilers won 26-9-3 after appearances by Woodcroft and Manson and advanced to the Western Conference finals.

Holland, the son of Oilers general manager and president Ken Holland, joined the organization as a scout in 2019.

Oilers also said it expanded its video division and promoted Noah Segall to video coordinator.

Segall previously held the same position with Bakersfield.

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