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Jay Woodcroft Signs For Three More Years In Bakersfield

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Condors bench boss earns three year extension

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It was a very good year for the kids in Bakersfield, and the man behind the bench was rewarded with a three year extension because of it. Jay Woodcroft is signed through the 2021-22 season, dispelling any rumours along the way that he would join Todd McLellan in Los Angeles.

EVERYBODY’S HAPPY NOWADAYS

So far, so good. One season is a limited amount of work to go on, but Woodcroft’s 2018-19 has plenty of reason to think positively.

  • A handful of players under Woodcroft made their NHL debuts during the 2018-19 NHL season (including Patrick Russell, who signed on for one more year yesterday
  • The Condors had an eleven win improvement in 2018-19 which lead to a 17 point improvement in the standings.
  • The Condors finished first in the Pacific Division, sending them to the playoffs. They’d make it to the second round before losing to the San Diego Gulls,

I’VE SEEN THAT FACE BEFORE

Jay Woodcroft has three years of experience under Ken Holland while in Detroit. He worked with Todd McLellan as an assistant in San Jose for seven years. When Todd McLellan came to Edmonton, so did Woodcroft. Woodcroft had a very successful first season in Bakersfield, and he’ll be expected to bring more success next year and beyond.