Jul 5, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT
After being let go by the Edmonton Oilers less than two months ago, Tom Renney’s back behind an NHL bench.
The Detroit Red Wings announced Thursday they’ve hired Renney as their associate coach. It’s presumed he’ll take the place of Mike Babcock’s former assistant Jeff Blashill, who recently took the head coaching gig in AHL Grand Rapids.
The Detroit Free Press reports Renney signed a three-year deal with the Wings.
Many hockey folk are pleased Renney found work after what transpired with the Oilers.
The club waited 40 days after the regular season to tell Renney of his fate, a move longtime Edmonton Journal scribe Jim Matheson called “disrespectful.”
Renney has a 260-255-9-68 career record as a head coach, making the playoffs three times.
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