Ken Holland is still trying to adjust his roster ahead of opening night in October. The new General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers is also busy adjusting his front office staff. Holland made numerous changes in late May and early June, removing Duane Sutter, Paul Coffey and watching Craig MacTavish head to Russia.
On Thursday, news began to leak that the Oilers were making changes to their scouting staff. It started with news out of Detroit, as Steve Yzerman began to clean house. Yzerman took over as GM in April, coming over from Tampa Bay.
Some of these men will be making their way north, including Tyler Wright. Wright served as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Red Wings under Holland, he’ll join Edmonton’s scouting department and could play a major role in it moving forward.
Wright’s move to Edmonton, along with pro scout Archie Henderson, was first reported by Sportsnet’s Mark Spector.