Oilers announce aides Manson, Gulutzan returns to Woodcroft coaching staff

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers say assistant coaches Dave Manson and Glen Gulutzan will return next season as the NHL team strengthens its hockey operations on Thursday.

The Oilers also announced goalkeeping coach Dustin Schwartz and video coach Jeremy Coupal will return, while Brad Holland has been promoted to assistant general manager, professional scouting.

Manson joined the Bakersfield Condors Oilers of the American Hockey League in February alongside head coach Jay Woodcroft.

The 55-year-old is responsible for the Oilers’ defensive corps.

Gulutzan, 51, is entering his fifth season with the Oilers. The former Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames head coach remains the team’s primary power play architect.

Woodcroft, who was named the Oilers’ interim coach midway through the 2021-22 season following the resignation of Dave Tippett, signed a contract extension on June 21.

The Oilers went 26-9-3 after the arrival of Woodcroft and Manson and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

Holland, the son of Oilers general manager and president Ken Holland, joined the organization as a scout in 2019.

The Oilers also say they expanded their video division and promoted Noah Segall to video coordinator.

Segall previously held the same position at Bakersfield.

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