Jay Woodcroft hits huge milestone

Published April 8, 2023 at 4:20

Jay Woodcroft, head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, has been fortunate to have two NHL superstar players on his roster since taking on the role. Along with a solid supporting cast, Woodcroft has achieved considerable success with the team.

Prior to coaching the Oilers, Woodcroft was at the helm of their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors. Under his leadership, the team clinched the Pacific Division playoff championship and regular season title in 2019.

In early 2022, the Oilers were six points out of a playoff spot and management decided a change was necessary, leading to Dave Tippett's departure as head coach.

Now, in 2023, Woodcroft can add another accomplishment to his resume. He has achieved the second-best point percentage in NHL history after 100 games. His coaching style and systems resonate well with the Oilers' players, making him a modern head coach.

The Oilers have secured another playoff spot this season, and they will be striving for another Stanley Cup run. The path ahead will be challenging, but the team is well-equipped to navigate it.

Overall, Woodcroft was the right choice to lead the Oilers forward, and his success with the team thus far is a testament to his coaching abilities.
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