Oilers agree to extension with Woodcroft

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The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with Bakersfield Condors head coach Jay Woodcroft on a contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

Woodcroft, 42, joined the Oilers staff in 2015 and in his first season as head coach of the Condors, he led the team to a 42-21-3-2 record, the Pacific Division title and the Bud Poile Trophy as Western Conference regular-season champions. Bakersfield’s season included a 17-game winning streak, tied for the second-longest in AHL history.

The Condors also reached the Calder Cup Playoffs for the first time, advancing to the second round.

Before joining the Oilers organization, Woodcroft spent seven seasons as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks and three seasons as a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ coaching staff, including their 2008 Stanley Cup championship season.

A Toronto native, Woodcroft was an Academic All-American at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, where he earned a degree in finance.