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Oilers Hire Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney As assistant coaches

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The Edmonton Oilers made a pair of additions to their coaching staff by hiring Glen Gulutzan and Trent Yawney as assistant coaches, the team announced on Friday.

Gulutzan spent the last two seasons as the head coach of the Calgary Flames while Yawney played 593 NHL games as a defenseman with the Chicago Blackhawks, Flames, and St. Louis Blues.

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Oilers Sign Jason Garrison

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The Edmonton Oilers have signed veteran defenseman Jason Garrison to a one-year contract, the team officially announced on Tuesday.

Garrison, 33, played in eight games for the Vegas Golden Knights last season but spent most of his time playing in the AHL, where he posted 8 goals an 20 assists over 58 games.

 

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Blues Land Jakub Jerabek in Trade with Oilers

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The St. Louis Blues have acquired defenseman Jakub Jerabek via trade from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a condition sixth-round draft pick in 2020, the team officially announced on Monday.

The draft pick could escalate to a fifth-rounder if Jerabek plays in more than 50 regular season games for the Blues this season.

Jerabek signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Edmonton back in August.

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Wayne Gretzky Believes Oilers Will Bounce Back

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Wayne Gretzky, the vice-chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group, believes in the Edmonton Oilers, and he believes that the team can bounce back after a terrible 2017-2018 season.

“Our defense will be better, of that you can be assured,” Gretzky said, according to Robert MacLeod of The Globe and Mail. “I expect that Cam (Talbot, last year’s No. 1 goaltender) will bounce back from the struggles that he had. I think last year was just an outlier for him.

“Add that to the addition of the Finnish goalie (Mikko Koskinen), I think we have a solid two-goaltender system ready to roll.”

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