The Edmonton Oilers have scheduled a news conference for Friday where they are expected to announce the addition of Bob Nicholson to their executive team.

TSN Hockey Insider Dreger speculated on Wednesday's Insider Trading that he would be hired by an NHL club "in a high executive capacity - above the level of president and below that of an NHL owner."

Nicholson spent 16 years as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada, officially stepping down on May 31, 2014.