The Edmonton Oilers have announced that they will not renew the contract of Head Coach Tom Renney.
On June 22, 2010, Renney became the 10th coach in franchise history, after joining the Oilers as an Associate Coach for the 2009-10 season.
Renney spent the previous nine seasons with the New York Rangers, the last four as their Head Coach. He was appointed as the Rangers interim Head Coach on Feb. 25, 2004 after beginning the 2003-04 season as an Assistant Coach. He was originally named to the coaching staff on July 21, 2003.
Renney began his tenure behind the bench with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League and in two seasons with the Blazers, he led the club to consecutive WHL titles, along with a Memorial Cup championship. In addition to his extensive career with Hockey Canada, Renney served as Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks from June 1996 through Nov. 1997.