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Former assistant Ralph Krueger named head coach of the Edmonton Oilers

Swiss team head coach Ralph Krueger speaks to media following a practice session at the IIHF World Hockey Championship Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. The Edmonton Oilers are giving Krueger a promotion.The 52-year-old Winnipeg native is the new head coach of the NHL team. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
June 27, 2012 - 11:03 AM

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers are giving Ralph Krueger a promotion.

The 52-year-old Winnipeg native is the new head coach of the NHL team.

Krueger spent the last two seasons as an assistant under former Oilers head coach Tom Renney.

Krueger played and coached in Europe before leading the Swiss national team from 1997 to 2010.

He becomes the 11th head coach in franchise history.

The Oilers finished 29th in the 30-team league last season with a 32-40-10 record.

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