Draisaitl’s coach stays: Woodcroft extends with the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have renewed coach Jay Woodcroft’s contract. The 45-year-old will remain coach of Leon Draisaitl’s NHL team for two more seasons.

Edmonton Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft remains.

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The German ice hockey star Leon Draisaitl will go to the Edmonton Oilers with coach Jay Woodcroft in the coming season of the North American ice hockey professional league NHL. After reaching the semi-finals, the Canadians extended their contract with the head coach for a further two seasons. The club announced on Tuesday.

Woodcroft succeeded Dave Tippett in February and then led the club into the playoffs, where they only lost in the semifinals against Colorado Avalanche. The 45-year-old previously coached the Oilers’ farm team, the Bakersfield Condors.

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