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Over their time in the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers have gone through some great (and not so great) coaches. Who is the best Edmonton Oilers head coach of all time? This list ranks every Edmonton Oilers coach from best to worst based on the votes of hockey fans like you. Vote up your top Edmonton Oilers coaches, keeping in mind stats like regular season record, playoff appearances, and where they rank on the list of the best hockey coaches ever.

Glen Sather is almost inarguably the most beloved Oilers coach in franchise history. Sather coached the Oilers to four Stanley Cup championships in five seasons between 1983-1988. John Muckler is the only other Oilers head coach to win a Stanley Cup championship. Muckler took over Sather's Oilers in 1989 and won the trophy at the end of the season. The list also includes several old school Oilers coaches from before the team officially joined the NHL.

Imagine that the Edmonton Oilers assembled a team of the best hockey players from every decade, who would you hire coach them? Vote up the most winning Edmonton Oilers coach or just the coach who impressed you the most and don't hesitate to rerank the whole list!
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1
30 6
Glen Sather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
age 76

2
25 5
John Muckler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
John Muckler age 85

3
22 6
Ralph Krueger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Ralph Krueger age 60

4
20 12
Todd McLellan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
age 52

5
19 12
Craig MacTavish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time

6
15 11
Ron Low is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Ron Low age 69

7
10 7
Clare Drake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Clare Drake age 91

8
13 11
Tom Renney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Tom Renney age 64

9
10 9
Todd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Todd Nelson age 50

10
9 9
Ted Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
age 79

11
6 8
Bill Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

12
8 13
Kevin Lowe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
age 60

13
7 13
Pat Quinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
age 76

14
3 11
Bep Guidolin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

15
3 11
Brian Shaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Brian Shaw age 57

16
2 10
Ray Kinasewich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Ray Kinasewich age 86

17
1 10
Bryan Watson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
Bryan Watson age 77

18
1 11
George Burnett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
George Burnett age 57

19
2 26
Dallas Eakins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edmonton Oilers Coaches of All Time
age 52