EDMONTON - The Oilers have hired Edmonton Oil Kings general manager Bob Green as director of amateur and free-agent scouting.
Green, the Western Hockey League's executive of the year in 2011-12 and 2012-13, had been Oil Kings GM for the past six seasons. His duties with the Oilers will include helping out with NCAA, CHL and European scouting and developing a free-agent priority list.
This will be the 52-year-old's first NHL scouting position. He previously served as assistant GM of the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers before running the Oil Kings' hockey operation.
It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
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