Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers announce new video coach and analytics additions

The Edmonton Oilers have announced two new coaching hires ahead of the 2023–24 season.

New video coach

Noah Segall will step in as the team’s new video coach after Jeremy Coupal left the organization earlier this summer. Segall initially joined the Oilers organization last season as the team’s video coordinator. Before that, he served in a variety of different roles with AHL teams in Bakersfield, Charlotte, and Worcester.

Coupal left big shoes to fill as he was critical in Edmonton’s success last season when it came to coaches’ challenges. Of the 32 challenges issued by the team, 27 were successful.

New role in coaching analytics coordinator

Mike Fanelli has also been hired by the organization as the coaching analytics coordinator. This is a new role for the club and marks a new addition to what is hopefully a more comprehensive analytics department for the team.

Fanelli spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers where he helped the team capture a championship in 2021–22. Prior to this, Fanelli cut his teeth in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s analytics department for four seasons, winning two Stanley Cups in the process.

It isn’t exactly clear what the role will encompass for Fanelli. The title indicates that he could be responsible for supplying Coach Jay Woodcroft and the rest of the coaching staff with analytics to help determine roster and lineup decisions.

The Oilers will begin their preseason schedule on September 24 against the Winnipeg Jets. The regular season begins on October 11 with a road game in Vancouver.

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire

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