Edmonton Oilers name Noah Segall video coach, Mike Fanelli video and coaching analytics coordinator
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By Zach Laing15 days ago
The Edmonton Oilers have announced multiple changes to their coaching staff Tuesday with a promotion and an outside hire.
The first move was the promotion of Noah Segall to the club’s video coach. Segall, 33, enters his second year with the organization and worked last year as a video coordinator behind Jeremy Coupal, who parted ways with the team this offseason.
This year marks Segall’s fourth within the Oilers organization after being originally hired by the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors as their video in the 2020-21 season, a role he held for two years. Prior to joining the organization, Segall worked as the director of hockey operations for multiple NCAA teams including RPI, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Vermont, and Cansius College, with other past experience working for the San Jose Sharks as an analyst.
The club also announced the hiring of Mike Fanelli as the Oilers’ video and coaching analytics coordinator. The 28-year-old spent the last two years with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers as an assistant coach, helping the club win the league championship in 2021-22.
Prior to his tenure there, Fanelli spent four years working in analytics roles with the Tampa Bay Lightning between 2017-18 and 2020-21 — a stretch that saw the organization win two Stanley Cups. During those four years, the Lightning won 45 playoff games, seven more than the second-placed Vegas Golden Knights, and played in a league-leading 69 postseason matches.
Over that time, the Lightning was amongst the strongest analytics organizations utilizing the information, and a robust staff, to help themselves become successful. Between 2018-19 and 2020-21 at 5×5, Tampa Bay ranked seventh in shot attempt share (52.01 per cent), sixth in scoring chance share (52.75 per cent), first in goal share (56.02 per cent) and fourth in expected goal share (52.2 per cent).
In comparison, the Oilers ranked 25th in shot attempt share (48.12 per cent), 21st is scoring chance share (47.76 per cent), 23rd in goal share (47.13 percent), and 22nd in expected goal share (48.81 per cent).
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at email@example.com.
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