Movements in the world of hockey Thursday:
National Hockey League
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Named Scotty Bowman senior advisor of hockey operations.
EDMONTON OILERS-Promoted general manager Kevin Lowe to president of hockey operations. Named Steve Tambellini general manager. Named vice president of hockey operations Kevin Prendergast assistant general manager.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Signed C Jerred Smithson to a two-year contract.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Re-signed F Antoine Vermette to a two-year contract.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Signed RW Francis Lessard.
American Hockey League
SYRACUSE CRUNCH-Announced G Pascal Leclaire has been re-signed to a three-year contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
READING ROYALS-Signed F Matt Herneisen.
International Hockey League
FLINT GENERALS-Signed G Matt Spezza to a one-year contract.