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Oilers Announce Scouting Hires

General Manager, Ken Holland, brought some familiar names to Edmonton earlier today

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The Edmonton Oilers announced changes to their scouting staff earlier this morning.

Former Red Wings director of pro scouting, Archie Henderson, will become the head of pro scouting in Edmonton. While former Red Wings director of amateur scouting, Tyler Wright will also join the Oilers as their new head of amateur scouting.

Henderson is a native of Calgary and has worked alongside Ken Holland in Detroit for the past 4 seasons. The move shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to those around the Oilers, as Holland paved the way for this hiring when he fired Duane Sutter this past May.

Wright comes to Edmonton after spending the past 6 seasons with Detroit as their director of amateur scouting. Tasked with drafting the future of the Red Wings, Wright has had his fair share of hits and misses during his time in Detroit. His most impactful selection came during his first draft with the Red Wings, taking Dylan Larkin with the 15th overall pick at the 2014 draft.

Other notable selections by Wright include Dennis Cholowski and Filip Hronek in 2016, Michael Rasmussen in 2017, Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno and Jared McIsaac in 2018, and Moritz Seider in 2019.

Wright’s hire puts, Oilers director of player personnel, Bob Green’s future with the team up in the air. Green was the man in charge of last month’s draft and was assisted by, assistant GM, Keith Gretzky.

Green has been with the organization since the 2013/14 season.