|Born:||August 11, 1976||Draft:||Undrafted|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Team:||Edmonton Oilers (head coach)|
Jay Woodcroft (born August 11, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
In July 2008, the San Jose Sharks hired Woodcroft as an assistant coach under head coach Todd McLellan. On April 20, 2015, the team announced that they had agreed to “part ways” with McLellan, assistant coaches Jim Johnson and Jay Woodcroft, as well as video coordinator Brett Heimlich. On June 25, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers appointed Woodcroft and Johnson as assistant coaches, rejoining newly appointed head coach Todd McLellan in Edmonton. On April 27, 2018, Woodcroft was appointed the head coach of the Bakersfield Condors, the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate.
On February 10, 2022, the Oilers announced they fired Dave Tippett from the team and named Woodcroft as the team’s new head coach.
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- Detroit Red Wings (Video Coach) 2005-2008
- San Jose Sharks (Assistant Coach) 2008-2015
- Team Canada – World Championship (Assistant Coach) 2015
- Edmonton Oilers (Assistant Coach) 2015-2018
- Team North America – World Cup (Assistant Coach) 2016
- Bakersfield Condors (Head Coach) 2018-2022
- Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach) 2022-present
- As a Coach
- Stanley Cup Champion (Red Wings – 2008)
- World Championship Gold Medal (2015)