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Woodcroft named head coach of Condors

The Edmonton Oilers announced they have named Jay Woodcroft as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors.

Woodcroft, 41, served as an Oilers assistant coach for the past three seasons under Todd McLellan, after joining the organization in 2015.

Woodcroft had previously served as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks for seven seasons. He also spent three seasons as a member of the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff (2005-08), including their 2008 Stanley Cup championship season.

Internationally, Woodcroft won a gold medal as an assistant with Team Canada at the 2015 Men’s World Hockey Championship, and was also an assistant coach for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Over his NHL coaching career, Woodcroft has been part of 511 regular season wins, five Western Conference titles, six Division titles, three Presidents Trophies and a Stanley Cup championship.

The Oilers also announced that Gerry Fleming and Tony Borgford have been relieved of their duties on the Condors coaching staff.