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Pat Quinn to Coach the Edmonton Oilers

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Oilers have failed to make the post season playoffs for three years in a row, and look to Pat Quinn to breath new life and success into the storied Canadian franchise.

The Edmonton Oilers recently announced that Pat Quinn was hired to take over coaching duties. Quinn, 66, now becomes the oldest coach in the NHL. He will work with former New York Ranger bench boss Tom Renney as associate coach.

Renney had previously replaced Quinn as coach of the Vancouver Canucks in 1996, when the latter went on to resume his GM duties of the same team.

His teams have made the playoffs in 15 of the 19 seasons he has coached, having reached the Stanley Cup finals once. Pat Quinn has also seen success in the internat...

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