Rob Daum joins Oilers coaching staff
|Rob Daum Press Conference
Oilers V.P. of Hockey Operations Kevin Prendergast introduces new assistant coach Rob Daum. LISTEN
Oilers assistant coach Billy Moores talks about colleague Rob Daum, named to the Oilers coaching staff on Monday. LISTEN
|Rob Daum interview with Morley Scott
New Oilers assistant coach Rob Daum talks one-on-one in this exclusive interview with Morley Scott. LISTEN
Rob Daum spent the last two seasons as head coach of the Houston Aeros in the AHL.
Daum, 49, replaces Craig Simpson, who resigned his position with the team’s coaching staff to accept a broadcast position with CBC’s “Hockey Night In Canada”. He will work alongside Charlie Huddy and Bill Moores in his NHL coaching debut.
Oilers General Manager, Kevin Lowe says “Rob brings a solid coaching background with him to the Oilers. He has been successful at every level he has coached, whether it be in the AHL, the CIS or in the WHL and we are looking forward to adding Rob’s expertise to our coaching staff.”
The former head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears returns to Edmonton after spending the past two seasons as the head coach of the Houston Aeros. In his professional coaching debut, Daum registered a 77-67-16 (W-L-OT) record with the Minnesota Wild’s AHL affiliate from 2005-06 to 2006-07. He led the Aeros to a second place finish in the AHL’s West Division in 2005-06 with a 50-24-6 mark and advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the AHL Calder Cup finalist Milwaukee Admirals.
Prior to joining the professional coaching ranks, Daum spent 10 seasons behind the bench of the University of Alberta Golden Bears. From 1995-96 to 2004-05, the Churchbridge, Saskatchewan native compiled one of the most successful records in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) history with an overall record of 345-79-32 (.792) and a Canada West Hockey conference record of 218-37-25 (.823). Twice named the CIS Coach of the Year (2001, 2004), Daum led the Golden Bears to three CIS University Cup national championships (1999, 2000, 2005) and six conference titles.
Daum was a five-time winner of the Canada West Hockey Coach of the Year Award (1999, 2001 to 2004) and led Alberta to the post-season in each of his 10 seasons. He was 50-19 (.725) in the playoffs, including 14-8 (.636) in nine appearances at the CIS University Cup tournament. He ranks among the all-time CIS University Cup leaders in appearances (4th), consecutive appearances (2nd with 9; 1997-2005), games (5th with 22), wins (3rd with 14) and national championships (4th with 3). Daum also coached Team Canada to the bronze medal at the 2003 FISU World University Games in Tarvisio, Italy.
Daum began his coaching career in the Edmonton minor hockey system in 1981-82 and served as head coach of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Saint Albert Saints in 1985-86. He then coached three seasons with the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League from 1986-87 to 1988-89, before moving onto the Western Hockey League.
From 1989-90 to 1994-95, Daum served in the roles of head coach, general manager, assistant general manager and assistant coach with three WHL teams. He was head coach and general manager of the Prince Albert Raiders in 1990-91 and head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes from 1993-94 to 1994-95. With Lethbridge in1994-95, Daum’s assistant coach was Jeff Truitt, who will be the assistant coach with Kelly Buchberger with the AHL Springfield Falcons in 2007-08. As assistant GM and assistant coach with Swift Current, he helped guide the Broncos to the 1993 WHL championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup.
Daum becomes the fourth former Golden Bear to join the Oilers coaching ranks. Clare Drake served as the Oilers’ head coach in 1975-76 during the team’s tenure in the World Hockey Association, while Bill Moores (2000-01 to 2006-07) and Kevin Primeau (1991-92 to 1996-97) have been assistant coaches for Edmonton.
ROB DAUM COACHING TIMELINE
|1981-82||Assistant Coach||Edmonton Firefighters Bantam AA||EMHA|
|1982-83||Assistant Coach||Edmonton Firefighters Bantam AA||EMHA|
|1983-84||Head Coach||Don Wheaton Midget AA||EMHA|
|1984-85||Head Coach||Don Wheaton Midget AA||EMHA|
|1985-86||Head Coach||St. Albert Saints||AJHL|
|1986-87||Head Coach||Nipawin Hawks||SJHL|
|1987-88||Head Coach||Nipawin Hawks||SJHL|
|1988-89||Head Coach||Nipawin Hawks||SJHL|
|1989-90||Asst. GM/Assistant Coach||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL|
|1990-91||General Manager/Head Coach||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL|
|1991-92||Asst. GM/Assistant Coach||Swift Current Broncos||WHL|
|1992-93||Asst. GM/Assistant Coach||Swift Current Broncos||WHL|
|1993-94||Head Coach||Lethbridge Hurricanes||WHL|
|1994-95||Head Coach||Lethbridge Hurricanes||WHL|
|1995-96||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|1996-97||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|1997-98||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|1998-99||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|1999-00||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|2000-01||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|2001-02||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|2002-03||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|2003-04||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|2004-05||Head Coach||U of Alberta Golden Bears||CIS|
|2005-06||Head Coach||Houston Aeros||AHL|
|2006-07||Head Coach||Houston Aeros||AHL|
|2007-08||Assistant Coach||Edmonton Oilers||NHL|