The Edmonton Oilers have announced Pat Quinn is their new head coach.
Former Rangers coach Tom Renney and former Oilers forward Kelly Buchberger were named associate head coaches.
"It's a thrill and a joy to come to the rink and I'm glad I have that opportunity again," Quinn said at a noon press conference.
"It's an honour to be here," said Renney.
Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini said, "When I think of leadership, I think of Pat."
"We have two people here who will match the coaching brainpower of anyone we will compete against."
Asked about pushing some underperforming Oilers, the 66-year-old Quinn said "we will be pushing, cajoling, teaching," but he said as far as "cracking the whip, that's not my style."
Rather, he'd like to "educate" players and get them to buy into his system.
Quinn said he hadn't done all the "research" on his players and hadn't yet identified any problem areas.
But he said the coaching staff would demand a "work ethic that I think we need to raise here, personally."
Kelly Buchberger remains the team's assistant coach.
Quinn coached Canada to a World Junior title in January. He spent seven seasons as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs were he failed to make the playoffs on just one occasion. The Leafs haven't made the playoffs since.
Prior to that, Quinn also coached the Vancouver Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers. He's won the Jack Adams award as NHL coach of the year twice, in 1980 with the Flyers and in 1992 with the Canucks.
As general manager of the Canucks, Quinn hired Tambellini following his playing career.
He also coached the Canadian Olympic team to a gold medal at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, where Tambellini was part of the management team.
Renney was fired by the New York Rangers in February and replaced by John Tortorella, who was working as an analyst for TSN. Renney spent the better part of five years behind the Rangers bench, qualifying for the playoffs on three occasions.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Renney also had a brief stint with the Vancouver Canucks.
He and Tambellini are both from Trail, B.C., and both worked together with the Canucks.
The Oilers relieved coach Craig MacTavish of his duties after nine years as the team failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season.