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Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (47) / 10/3/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
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The Edmonton Oilers will surrender a draft pick to the Boston Bruins for hiring Peter Chiarelli.
The NHL rules suggest that it's supposed to be a second round pick for an executive moved during the season, which this is even if Edmonton and Boston have long since finished their campaigns. Edmonton can surrender the pick at any point over the next three years though, so the Oilers don't have to give Boston anything in the short-term. May 20 - 6:37 PM

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Todd McLellan got advice from Sidney Crosby on what life might be like for Connor McDavid during his rookie season.

Edmonton already has several players that understand the burden of being a first overall pick, but none were entering the NHL with the same level of hype as McDavid. He's not just expected to be great, McDavid is expected to be a once in a generation player. There's few that can understand what that's like, but Crosby's one of them. McLellan got a chance to pick Crosby's brain while the two were part of Team Canada for the 2015 World Championships.
May 20 - 10:59 AM

The Edmonton Oilers will compensate the San Jose Sharks for hiring Todd McLellan.

It's not clear what that compensation will be yet, but don't be surprised if it's a mid-level draft pick. McLellan and the Sharks mutually agreed to part ways after San Jose failed to make the playoffs this season. McLellan had a 311-163-66 career record in San Jose.
May 19 - 6:48 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have officially appointed Todd McLellan as their new head coach.

What a difference winning the draft lottery has made for Edmonton. Not too long ago they looked like a franchise stuck in the mud with questionable management. Now they're destined to draft Connor McDavid and have subsequently added a highly regarded GM in Peter Chiarelli and a similarly well regarded coach in McLellan. McLellan is coming to Edmonton with a 311-163-66 record during his tenure with San Jose. He made the playoffs in six of his seven campaigns, although his most recent season was something of a disappointment. It's impossible to say with any certainty if Chiarelli or McLellan would have been willing to come to Edmonton if McDavid wasn't part of the equation, but Edmonton's future certainly looks far brighter than it did just a couple months ago.
May 19 - 4:10 PM

Todd McLellan will be named the new head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, according to Sportsnet.

Something official is expected to come from the organization this week and an announcement could come as early as Tuesday. He has spent the past seven seasons as the head coach of the San Jose Sharks and he was just behind the bench for Canada's gold medal victory at the World Hockey Championships where he got to coach Oilers forwards Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle.
May 18 - 5:24 PM

Todd McLellan is expected to make a decision on where he will coach next season, at some point this week.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says that several teams are still "sniffing around" but the consensus is that McLellan will be behind the Edmonton Oilers bench in 2015-16.
May 17 - 1:13 PM

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on Wednesday that Todd McLellan is expected to be the next head coach of the Edmonton Oilers "barring a major collapse."

The Oilers and McLellan haven't commented on the speculation. "I think the (hiring) process is moving forward," said Edmonton's vice-president of communications, Tim Shipton. "I don't get the sense that they want it to be a long, drawn-out effort. The process continues. I don't think things are signed, sealed and delivered with any coach at the moment." Shipton expects a coach to be named by the end of the month, which could coincide nicely with McLellan's return from the Czech Republic, where he is coaching Canada at the World Hockey Championships.
May 14 - 2:15 PM

HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman is "hearing" that the Oilers are "working on getting something done" with coach Todd McLellan.

McLellan, who owns a 311-163-66 record in the NHL, is currently coaching Canada at the world championships in the Czech Republic. Friedman said interim coach Todd Nelson had a "lengthy meeting" with general manager Peter Chiarelli today. Edmonton could also look at Mike Babcock, though he leaves for the world championships Monday, until the 17th, and he wants to visit the city he's interested in. The Oilers have not made the playoffs since 2006.
May 9 - 9:19 PM

Todd McLellan has reportedly interviewed for the vacant head coaching job of the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Sun.

He is currently coaching Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic, but he met with Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli at the tournament. "For any coach to consider all of that, it has to be a positive," said McLellan. "It has to be exciting, not just for myself but for anybody. With all those good players there it will eventually get going the right way. I think some of the changes and the No. 1 draft pick in Connor McDavid's year make it enticing."
Source: NHL.com
May 6 - 1:12 PM

It appears that former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan will at least have options for his next NHL coaching gig, as the Buffalo Sabres have noted their interest.

No interviews have been had just yet, and they're not expected to begin with any candidate until owner Terry Pegula can shift his focus away from his newly acquired NFL draftees. McLellan for his part posted a 311-163-66 record in seven seasons in San Jose, missing the playoffs just once.
Apr 30 - 8:32 PM

Bovada's odds suggest that Todd McLellan is the most likely candidate to take over as the Flyers' next head coach.

Obviously that shouldn't be taken as an indication that McLellan will become Philadelphia's bench boss, but it makes for a fun side note. Dan Bylsma and Mike Babcock are the second and third most likely candidates respectively based on the odds. Benoit Groulx, Kevin Dineen, Peter DeBoer, and Guy Boucher are tied for fourth place.
Apr 22 - 11:28 AM

Todd McLellan isn't expected to have trouble finding work after parting ways with the San Jose Sharks.

Philadelphia, Edmonton, and Toronto are among the teams that are believed to have interest in bringing on McLellan as the team's head coach. Whether or not he'll be at the top of those lists though likely depends on who else emerges in the coaching market. More specifically, if Mike Babcock ends up becoming a free agent. Babcock is believed to be a lot of team's first choice when it comes to a new bench boss, but of course he can only pick one squad, so there will be plenty of potential options remaining for McLellan.
Apr 21 - 11:51 AM

The San Jose Sharks and head coach Todd McLellan have agreed to mutually part ways.

The Sharks also announced that assistant coaches Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft, as well as video coordinator Brett Heimlich were relieved of their duties with the team. "I want to thank Todd and his staff for their years of service to the San Jose Sharks organization," said GM Doug Wilson. "Sometimes a change is best for all parties involved but nothing will take away from what Todd and his staff accomplished here over the last seven seasons." McLellan had a 311-163-66 record behind the bench for San Jose and it won't be long before he finds another job.
Apr 20 - 12:06 PM

Rather than being fired, Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks might mutually agree to part ways.

McLellan has an impressive 311-163-66 record with the Sharks, but San Jose has had some disappointing postseason trips over his tenure and didn't make the playoffs at all in 2014-15. He still might end up continuing on as the team's bench boss and we should know one way or the other in the near future. Meanwhile, McLellan has agreed to coach Team Canada in the World Championship.
Apr 15 - 10:06 AM

Todd McLellan will coach Team Canada in the World Championship.

This is the first time McLellan has missed the NHL playoffs since be began a head coach. He has a 311-163-66 record in seven seasons with the San Jose Sharks. Although it's not clear if his position with the Sharks is secure, he would be very likely to find a new head coaching gig with another NHL team if San Jose did fire him. Peter DeBoer, Bill Peters and Jay Woodcroft have been named as Team Canada's assistant coaches.
Apr 14 - 12:18 PM

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