The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Jay Woodcroft amid a 3-9-1 start to the season, the team announced Sunday.

Along with Woodcroft, assistant Dave Manson is also out in Edmonton. The Oilers said Kris Knoblauch, coach of the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack, will be the new coach in Edmonton with Hall of Famer and former Oilers player Paul Coffey joining the staff as an assistant.