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.
Brian Wiseman Played for Dave Tippett in the IHL with Houston. They Won championship together in 1999. Tippett then hired Wiseman as a video coach in 2002 when Tippett got the Dallas head coaching job. Wiseman was one of the more impressive assistants in #CawlidgeHawkey— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) July 22, 2019
Tippet will add Wiseman into a coaching group that includes Jim Playfair and Glen Gulutzan.
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