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Oilers Reportedly Hire Brian Wiseman as Assistant Coach

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Dave Tippett dips into the NCAA as he fills out his coaching staff

The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly on the verge of hiring Brian Wiseman as an assistant coach.

Wiseman is a former professional hockey player who only managed 3 career NHL games in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996/97. He retired from playing hockey in 1999/2000 after three seasons with the Houston Aeros of the IHL.

Wiseman’s coaching career took off in 2010/11 when he spent a season as an assistant coach with the AHL incarnation of the Houstan Aeros. He then went to the University of Michigan to become their assistant coach in 2011/12, where Wiseman has been ever since.

There is a connection between Wiseman and the Oilers organization. During his playing career with the Houston Aeros in the IHL, Wiseman was coached by Dave Tippett for 2 full seasons.

Tippet will add Wiseman into a coaching group that includes Jim Playfair and Glen Gulutzan.

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