06/08/2013 06:26 EDT | Updated 08/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Ralph Krueger fired as coach of Edmonton Oilers after 12th-place finish in West

EDMONTON - Ralph Krueger was fired Saturday as coach of the Edmonton Oilers after leading the team to a 12th-place finish in the Western Conference in his lone season.

The Oilers have missed the playoffs seven straight years. They were 19-22-7 in the lockout-shortened season.