Oilers Name Ralph Krueger New Head Coach
(EDMONTON, Alberta) -- The Edmonton Oilers named assistant Ralph Krueger their new head coach Wednesday, replacing Tom Renney, whose contract was not renewed. The 52-year-old Krueger received a three-year contract from the Oilers. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
This will be Krueger’s first head coaching job in the NHL. He previously coached the Swiss national team from 1997-2010.
"I'm about creating processes that are positive," Krueger said. "Anybody who's worked with me knows that. But that doesn't mean happy-go-lucky, hugging kind of positives. It means solutions are what we're going to be all about and working toward those. It's not about me, it's about the group. I’ll pull out a whip if I need to communicate quickly with the players.
Krueger takes over a club that finished 29th in points last season with 74.
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