OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League have re-signed head coach Todd Nelson and two assistant coaches to their affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons.
Officials announced Monday that Nelson, Gerry Fleming and Rocky Thompson are entering their third season with the Barons, and have helped produce 40-win seasons and a trip to the Calder Cup playoffs. In the first season, the team posted a 40-29-2-9 mark and a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs.
Last season, Nelson and his staff guided the Barons to a 45-22-4-5 record, 99 points and the Western Conference regular season title. In the postseason, the Barons won their first two series before falling to the Toronto Marlies in the Western Conference Finals.
Last season, the Barons allowed just 176 goals over the 76-game schedule.