Tom Renney's Contract Will Not Be Renewed By Oilers

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Tom Renney of the Edmonton Oilers watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 15, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Edmonton Oilers announced that they would not renew the contract of head coach Tom Renney.

The Edmonton Oilers announced that they will not bring back head coach Tom Renney, who was behind the bench in Edmonton for two unremarkable seasons. Renney's teams amassed a 57-85-22 record during his tenure with the Oilers.

The club made the announcement on its Twitter account, tweeting that general manager Steve Tambellini would not renew the coach's contract. Via @NHL_Oilers:

The Oilers have some of the most promising young stars in the league, but finished with the second-worst record in the NHL in 2011-12, just one year after finishing last in the league. That was enough for Tambellini and the front office, who let Renney go and will now begin a search for the 11th coach in Oilers franchise history.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Oilers' coaching situation, visit The Copper & Blue.

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