Longtime NHL head coach Dave Tippett is planning to retire, according to Craig Morgan.
Tippett was just fired by the Oilers earlier this month after the team went through a prolonged rough stretch. By the time he was let go, Edmonton sported a 23-18-3 start and had fallen out of a playoff spot. Since the switch, they have regrouped very nicely, as they now are 28-18-3 and third in the Pacific Division. 
Yet, if Tippett would want to coach again at the NHL level, there’s a good chance he could find a job rather quickly. He has a long and impressive resume at the NHL level. However, if Morgan’s report is true, it appears that this is not going to occur. 
In total, Tippett was a head coach for 17 NHL seasons. In 1,259 games behind the bench between the Dallas Stars, Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes, and Oilers, he sported a solid 633-468-29 record. His 2010 season with the Coyotes will be remembered most, however, as he went on to win the Jack Adams Award. He also helped lead Arizona to their lone Western Conference Final in 2012, too. 
Photo Credit: © Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports
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