Edmonton Oilers senior vice-president of hockey operations Craig MacTavish has signed a two-year deal to get behind the bench of the KHL’s HC Lokomotiv, the team announced Thursday.
Craig MacTavish named head coach of Lokomotiv (2-year deal). https://t.co/5nc8UK7R4g
— KHL (@khl_eng) May 16, 2019
MacTavish coached the Oilers from 2000 to 2009, leading Edmonton to three playoff appearances, including a run to the Stanley Cup final in 2005-06. He was fired as coach after the 2009 season, but returned to the team in 2012 as the club’s senior vice-president of hockey operations and was promoted to general manager the following year.
MacTavish was demoted back into the role of senior vice-president of hockey operations after Peter Chiarelli was hired as president of hockey operations and GM in 2015.