Craig MacTavish is returning to the Edmonton Oilers as the senior vice president of hockey operations.
MacTavish, will be working alongside President Kevin Lowe and General Manager Steve Tambellini.
MacTavish was the Edmonton Oilers Head Coach from 2000-2009, leading them to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.
As a player, MacTavish played for the Edmonton Oilers from 1985-1994 where he won three Stanley Cups, and was team captain from 1992-1994. He went on to play for the New York Rangers in 1994 where he won another Stanley Cup.
Last season, MacTavish was the Head Coach of the Chicago Wolves, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, where he posted an overall record of 42-27-7.
The questions all Oilers fans should be asking now is why have the Oilers decided to bring back MacTavish into the fold, why he didn’t show interest in remaining with the organization when he was relieved of his coaching duties three years ago and how much power will MacTavish have in the whole operations of the Oilers?