The Edmonton Oilers are set to introduce Dallas Eakins as their new Head coach.
Eakins spent the past six seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization in various roles. From 2006 to 2008 he served as an assistant coach for the Maple Leafs. During the 2005-06 season, Eakins was an assistant coach with the Marlies.
He was named the third head coach in Marlies history on August 4, 2009.
Eakins was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 10th round, 208th overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. Eakins played in 120 games for Winnipeg, Florida, St. Louis, Phoenix, the New York Rangers, Toronto, the New York Islanders and Calgary, collecting nine assists and 208 penalty minutes. He retired from professional hockey following the 2004 season with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.