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Dave Tippett Introduced As The Head Coach Of The Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton, AB) – The Edmonton Oilers announced today the hiring of Dave Tippett as the 16th head coach in Oilers franchise history.

Tippett, 57, has been a head coach in the NHL for 14 seasons (2002-04, 2005-17), with Dallas and Phoenix/Arizona, posting a career record of 553-413-28-102 in 1,114 games. The native of Moosomin, Saskatchewan also served as an assistant coach in Los Angeles from 1999-2002. Prior to joining the Oilers, Tippett was serving as a senior advisor for Seattle’s NHL team.

“Dave brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization,” said General Manager and Oilers President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland. “He is a great communicator and has consistently led teams known for their level of compete. I look forward to seeing Dave guide the Oilers this fall and we are all excited to have him on board.”

Over eight years as head coach in Arizona, Tippett had a 282-257-78 record over 620 games. He led the Coyotes to three playoff appearances and won the Jack Adams Award in 2010, presented to the NHL’s top coach.

Prior to joining Arizona, Tippett spent six seasons as head coach of the Dallas Stars, posting a record of 271-162-59. Under Tippett’s leadership, the Stars won two Pacific Division titles (2002-03, 2005-06), made the playoffs in five out of six seasons and advanced to the 2008 Western Conference Finals.
As a player, Tippett appeared in 721 NHL games over 11 seasons with Hartford, Washington, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. A forward, he registered 262 regular season points (93G, 169A) with 317 penalty minutes. He also appeared in the playoffs eight times, posting 22 points (6G, 16A) in 62 games.

Internationally, Tippett represented Canada at two Olympic Games (1984, 1992), winning a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France.

Tippett was also a member of Canada’s coaching staff at three world championships, as a head coach in 2014 and an assistant coach in 2009 and 2013, winning a silver medal in 2009.

He and his wife Wendy have two daughters, Nicole and Natalie, along with three grandchildren.

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TreKronor's avatar

Given what he went through in Phoenix, he should be able to tow the company line just fine for this org.  And unlike Phoenix, he’s actually got some talent to work with here.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/28/19 at 01:09 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Hope he likes being told tires are being kicked and drafting is hard

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 05/28/19 at 01:22 PM ET


…Or being told there is no “hockey store”.

Posted by bababooey on 05/28/19 at 01:46 PM ET


I hope he doesn’t have any *crazy* requests like a single right-handed D.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 05/28/19 at 01:51 PM ET


I wish Holland had hired him a few years ago

Posted by Ventr on 05/28/19 at 03:10 PM ET

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