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MacT's Timeline

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, SUN MEDIA

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September 1992

Named the fifth captain in the Oilers NHL history, replacing Kevin Lowe.

March 21, 1994

Traded to the New York Rangers for Todd Marchant.

April 1997

Retires from the NHL.

1997-99

Joins the Rangers as an assistant coach.

1999-2000

Returns to the Oilers as an assistant coach to Kevin Lowe.

June 22, 2000

Named the eighth coach in franchise history, replacing Lowe, who moved up to the GM's office after one year behind the bench.

2000-01

Oilers finish second in the Northwest with 93 points, lose 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs to Dallas.

2001-02

Despite a 38-28-12 record and 92 points, Edmonton misses the playoffs.

2002-03

Oilers finish with 92 points, lose to Dallas 4-2 in first round of playoffs. In January, MacTavish infamously rips out the tongue of Calgary Flames mascot Harvey the Hound.

2003-04

Oilers finish with 89 points, miss the playoffs.

December 2004

During the lockout year MacTavish was named an assistant coach with Team Canada for the Loto Cup.

April 2005

Named an assistant coach with Team Canada at the 2005 World Championship.

2005-06

Coaches Oilers to upset playoff wins over Detroit, San Jose, Anaheim, advancing to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final against Carolina.

July 20, 2006

Signed to a four-year contract extension.

2006-07

Oilers set new franchise record for man games lost to injury and close out the season with one win in their last 20 games and miss the playoffs.

2007-08

Oilers break their year-old record for man games lost to injury, but make a stretch-drive charge led by a cast of rookies. They fall three points short and miss the playoffs.

October-March 2008-09

With the return to health of the veterans, and the addition of Erik Cole and Lubomir Visnovsky, hopes are high, but MacTavish and his team can't generate any consistency or passion.

April 3, 2009

With anti-MacTavish sentiment running high, owner Daryl Katz sends text message to CHED radio saying 'MacT isn't going anywhere.'

April 4, 2009

MacTavish became the 36th coach in NHL history to win 300 or more games.

April 7, 2009

Oilers collapse down the stretch and are officially eliminated from the playoffs after a home ice loss to Los Angeles.

April 15, 2009

MacTavish is relieved of his duties with a career record of 301-252-103 (.537).


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