The Edmonton Oilers announced hiring new assistant coach Mark Stuart on Wednesday. Stuart was an assistant at his alma mater Colorado College in 2021-22. This will be the former NHL defenseman’s first NHL coaching job.
Stuart will assist Oilers’ Head Coach Jay Woodcroft with fellow assistants Glen Gulutzan and Dave Manson. Stuart was an assistant in 2020-21 at The University of Vermont under Woodcroft’s brother, Todd.
The former first-round pick (21st overall) of the Boston Bruins in 2003 played in 283 regular season games for Boston and 390 total for Atlanta and Winnipeg. His career totals were 26-67-93. The Rochester, Minnesota native finished his playing career overseas in 2018.
The 38-year-old joins an Edmonton Oilers team that lost in the Western Conference Final in four games to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche last season.
On September 19th, the Oilers signed Jake Virtanen to a PTO, a decision that left many fans upset and frustrated. In January of 2021, Virtanen was charged with one count of sexual assault, and an investigation was launched. On July 26th, Virtanen was found not guilty. Virtanen is also facing a civil lawsuit, and a […]
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Tonight the Maple Leafs will take on the Canadiens while testing out more lines that we could see on opening night. As the regular season nears, competition for the second-line LW slot intensifies mainly between two names. Projected Lineup Forwards: Bunting – Matthews – MarnerRobertson – Kerfoot – NylanderAston-Reese – Holmberg – Aubé-KubelSteeves – Gaudette […]