EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton Oilers General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland announced that Keith Gretzky is remaining with the Oilers in the role of Assistant General Manager.
"I think it's a great opportunity for myself to learn from somebody else who's been in the game for so long," Gretzky told Oilers Now Host Bob Stauffer on Tuesday.
"I'm really looking forward to it."
Gretzky will hold the title of Bakersfield Condors General Manager but maintained he will still have a pulse on decisions when the Oilers management group hits the podium in Vancouver, B.C., for the 2019 NHL Draft.
"I'll run Bakersfield and I'll be the general manager down there," the 52-year-old said. "It's a great opportunity and I think Mac (Craig MacTavish) did a great job. I'm there to help Jay and his staff and build the team to success."
Gretzky was hired on July 2, 2016, after spending five years with the Boston Bruins