Peter Chiarelli continues to put his stamp on the Oilers. On Tuesday the Oilers GM made a number of changes to his Hockey Operations staff.
Keith Gretzky has been named the new Assistant General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. The move means that former Assistant GM Bill Scott will transition into a new role as the Oilers Director of Salary Cap Management and Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations.
Gretzky, the younger brother of Wayne Gretzky, has a history with Chiarelli. Chiarelli hired Gretzky as an Amateur Scout in Boston and later named him Director of Amateur Scouting for the Bruins back in 2013.
The Oilers also announced a number of other changes to their staff:
– Kelly Buchberger will serves as the club’s Vice President of Player Development
– Duane Sutter has been promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel
– Frank Jay and P.J. Fenton added as Amateur Scouts
– Andre Brin named Manager of Hockey Communications and Research. He worked with Bob Nicholson at Hockey Canaeda
– Shawn May has been promted to Manager of Hockey Communications and Media Relations
– Justin Mahe promoted to Manager of Hockey Analysis
– Former Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Scott Howson is moving on
– The contract for Analytics consultant Tyler Dellow was not renewed