Head Coach Edmonton Oilers, Stanley Cup Champion
The Oilers call him a professor of hockey. McLellan comes across as a solid teacher of hockey tactics and skills — just what it takes to win as a coach at any level — and one who has shown he’s good enough to do such teaching at the highest level and win.
Currently the Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers, he has also served as the head coach of the San Jose Sharks (2008–2015) where he led them to six playoff appearances, and as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings (2005–2008), with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2008.
No Head Coach in NHL history has won more games in their first four seasons behind the bench than the 195 collected by Todd McLellan.
As a player, he played four seasons for the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades and was taken by the NHL’s New York Islanders in the fifth round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.
When his pro career was cut short by a shoulder injury, he returned to Saskatoon in 1990 to study at the University of Saskatchewan.
Bring the excitement of the NHL and the cache of a NHL celebrity to your events, golf tournaments or corporate dinners by having Todd McLellan act as your host, emcee or engage in a meet and greet. As a local native to Melvelle, Saskatchewan, his ties to his community, success in the big leagues and his compelling, personal stories make Todd McLellan a great speaker, as well.
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