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Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (63) / 3/1/1955

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Tom Renney has been selected as the CEO and president of Hockey Canada.
Renney had a 260-255-9-68 record as the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Edmonton Oilers. More recently, he had been serving as a member of the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff under Mike Babcock. "I know other candidates for this position were above and beyond anything I've ever experienced in my life," said Renney. "From talking to my peer group, they all said this was a fabulous hockey job. A no-brainer." Wed, Jul 16, 2014 09:45:00 AM

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Tom Renney is reportedly in the running to serve as the Florida Panthers' next head coach.

Renney has a career 260-255-9-68 as a bench boss with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Edmonton Oilers. His last job as a head coach was in 2011-12, but with Panthers GM Dale Tallon looking for someone with previous experience, Renney might be a good fit. Renney has been serving as an associate coach with Detroit over the last two years.
Tue, May 27, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Oilers GM Steve Tambellini has only gotten "soft calls" from other teams looking to acquire the first overall pick.

It would take something significant to pry the first overall selection away from Tambellini. Nail Yakupov is typically regarded as the best prospect in the draftn, but given how many young and superb offensive forwards they already have, they might decide to go in a different direction. It wouldn't be a shock if hey ended up taking defenseman Ryan Murray with the top pick.
Fri, Jun 1, 2012 03:37:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have not used their first pick in the first round on a defenseman since 1989.

They did pick Oscar Klefbom in the first round last season but took Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first overall, so the last time they used their first pick on a blueliner was 1989 when they selected Jason Soules. The Oilers have not told chief scout Stu MacGregor if they will draft a defenseman (which they need badly) or Nail Yakupov first overall. If the Oilers want to take a defenseman with their first choice, Look for them to trade down and grab another asset in the deal.
Sun, May 27, 2012 07:13:00 AM

Former Oilers coach Tom Renney thinks big things are ahead for Edmonton.

"I think this is the process to becoming a champion," Renney said. "It’s just very disappointing not be here to continue to execute that plan and be here to support people in order to make that happen. But I’m not here to throw daggers, I’m here to support this organization all the way to the Stanley Cup. If that’s from a distance, having been a former coach, I’m good with that too. As they say, a clear conscience is a soft pillow." The future certainly seems bright for Edmonton with their young core of Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leading the way. The Oilers have an opportunity to add to it with the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Thu, May 24, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Tom Renney will not be back behind the bench as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season.

The club has decided to not renew his contract after two unsuccessful seasons in which he led the team to a 55-87-22 record. Edmonton finished last in the league in 2010-11 and second to last in 2011-12, so the move shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
Thu, May 17, 2012 06:03:00 PM

Even if the Oilers wanted to trade the first overall pick, there might not be a team willing to offer them something suitable for it.

The conventional wisdom is that the Oilers would benefit more from drafting a defenseman than selecting projected first overall pick Nail Yakupov. However, the ideal for the Oilers is that they trade down just a couple picks so they still have a shot at one of the top defensemen in the league. Those teams aren't likely to give up a lot to simply move up a few slots in the draft and some of them - like the Columbus Blue Jackets who own the second overall pick - might not want to anyways. There's also a popular rumor that the Oilers will trade the top pick for Jordan Staal, but Staal's contract will expire at the end of the 2012-13 season and it's unlikely that Edmonton will part ways with their top pick for someone who might end up just being a rental.
Wed, May 2, 2012 10:38:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are taking their time deciding whether or not to stick with Tom Renney for the 2012-13 campaign.

Brent Sutter, who recently parted ways with the Calgary Flames, has emerged as a potential replacement. "I can’t control that (what people think). I’m trying to make the right decision for us," Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said. He added, "We’ll get it done. I’m going to our meetings, then to the worlds. Sometime in there, hopefully."
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 08:56:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers aren't likely to deal the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft unless they get a first pairing defenseman in the exchange.

Nail Yakupov is expected to be selected with the first overall pick, but the Oilers could use a blueliner more than another skilled forward. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini thinks the team already has a top defensive pairing, but not a "top 2 for a championship team." One possibility is they might end up trading down a pick or two and selecting defenseman Ryan Murray.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Oilers GM Steve Tambellini might end up trading the first overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft.

Nail Yakupov is likely to go first overall and while Tambellini has good things to say about him, that doesn't change the fact that the Oilers already have a young and talented group of skilled forwards. At this point, Edmonton might be more interested in a defenseman like Ryan Murray, but if they want him, then they could theoretically afford to trade down and still get him. There's sure to be plenty of interest in the top pick if the Oilers are willing to shop it.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 11:12:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have won the 2012 NHL Draft Lottery.

That means that for the third straight year, the Oilers control the first overall pick in the NHL entry draft. It's likely that Nail Yakupov will join Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to make up the Oilers' core of first overall picks. That being said, there's a chance that the Oilers might surprise people and go with blueliner Ryan Murray, given the number of talented young forwards that are already in their system.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 08:27:00 PM

Edmonton coach Tom Renney was fined $10,000 by the NHL for comments he made following Monday night’s loss at Los Angeles.

Dismayed with the officiating during a 2-0 setback, Renney remarked: "Maybe they (the NHL) need Hollywood in the playoffs."
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 05:07:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers are the most efficient power play team in the NHL despite being 29th overall in the league standings.

The Oilers are converting their power play at a 22 percent rate, with Nashville second at 20.8 percent. "Our power play has got confidence, there’s no doubt about that. And what I like about it, is that it has a couple of different looks to it," coach Tom Renney said. "But we can’t just rely on it, especially when you seem to get minimal opportunities on the power play. But it’s something that you have to be ready for, and work on, and take great pride in both sides of those specialty teams." In a strange twist, the Montreal Canadiens, 28th overall in the NHL, are the top penalty-killing team. Interesting.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 07:08:00 AM

Tom Renney (post-concussion syndrome) isn't ready to coach the Edmonton Oilers during a game.

Renney was struck in the head by a puck during a practice on Feb. 6. Renney is still dealing with symptoms, although he was at the bench for part of Monday's practice. "Doctors have recommended that he’ll most likely miss the next couple of games," said Oilers GM Steve Tambellini. He already attempted to return from the injury once, but had to stop coaching games because he didn't feel right.
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 11:01:00 AM

Oilers coach Tom Renney (head) resumed his coaching duties on Wednesday.

Renney required stitches after he was struck in the head by a puck during Monday's morning skate. He wasn't able to be behind the bench Monday.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 10:49:00 AM

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