by Paul on 02/10/09 at 02:17 PM ET
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Rob Daum as head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, replacing Jeff Truitt for the remainder of the 2008-09 season.
Daum, who was serving as a pro scout with the Oilers this season, will assume his role immediately with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate and will be behind the bench for the Falcons game at Manchester on Wednesday, February 11th. It is the first game of a four game road trip for Springfield.
Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini says, “The Oilers organization would like to thank Jeff for his commitment and effort. Jeff’s an outstanding individual who worked hard everyday to improve his hockey club.”
Daum is currently in his second season as a member of the Oilers’ organization after serving as an assistant coach with Craig MacTavish’s staff in 2007-08.
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