Oilers hire OKC Barons GM Bill Scott as assistant GM

OKC's Darnell Nurse challenges a Texas Stars player for the puck during a game between the two...

OKC's Darnell Nurse challenges a Texas Stars player for the puck during a game between the two teams last week. (Rob Ferguson, OKC Barons)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:14 PM ET

Considering the job Bill Scott and his staff did getting the Oklahoma City Barons into the AHL playoffs this season, it’s little surprise the Edmonton Oilers came calling with a management position.

Scott, who has spent the last four years as the general manager of the Barons, is on his way to the NHL.

On Monday, the Oilers announced they appointed Scott their new assistant general manager, taking over from Ricky Olczyk, who departed after declining a different role within the organization.

“Being able to work for the Oilers is tremendous,” Scott said. “We’ve had a great four years in Oklahoma City and I’m looking forward to bringing in the next step of my career and help the Oilers in any way that I can to pursue another Stanley Cup.”

Scott, 33, began working in hockey with the Michigan State Spartans, while attending school at the university.


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