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**OFFICIAL NEWS: Oilers Head Coach Announces Retirement**

In a surprising turn of events, the Edmonton Oilers’ longtime head coach, David Thompson, has officially announced his retirement from coaching, marking the end of an era for the franchise.

Thompson, who has been at the helm of the Oilers for the past decade, made the announcement during a press conference held at Rogers Place earlier today. Citing personal reasons and a desire to spend more time with his family, the esteemed coach expressed gratitude for his time with the team and the support of the fans.

During his tenure with the Oilers, Thompson led the team through both triumphs and challenges, leaving an indelible mark on the franchise. Under his guidance, the Oilers reached the playoffs multiple times, thrilling fans with their electrifying performances on the ice.

In a statement released by the team, Oilers’ General Manager, Sarah Henderson, praised Thompson for his dedication and leadership, stating, “David has been an integral part of the Oilers family, and his contributions to the team will always be remembered. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

As the search for a new head coach begins, speculation swirls among fans and pundits alike about who will fill Thompson’s shoes and lead the Oilers into the next chapter of their storied history. One thing is certain, whoever steps into the role will have big skates to fill.

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