Borgford apoointed as OKC assistant coach

The Edmonton Oilers announced Thursday that they have appointed Tony Borgford as assistant coach and manager of hockey operations for the Oklahoma City Barons.

Borgford, 39, joins the Barons after serving as a video coordinator/coach for the past three seasons with the Winnipeg Jets. He also worked with as a video coordinator with the Atlanta Thrashers for eight seasons prior to the franchise relocating to Winnipeg in 2011.

The Regina, Sask., native played junior hockey for the North Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and played four years of NCAA hockey for Mercyhurst College from 1995-99.