Newly launched sports and entertainment company, Oilers Entertainment Group, will have a solid leadership core that includes newly-appointed Bob Nicholson.
Nicholson, who recently retired as President and CEO of Hockey Canada, will assume the role of Vice-Chairman of OEG.
"Bob Nicholson is an exceptional talent with a world-class reputation and deep relationships across the hockey world, from junior player development to world-scale events and large corporate sponsors," said Daryl Katz in a press release. "He has been an innovator in driving new sport-based revenue models and we feel very fortunate he has chosen to move to Edmonton and become part of our team as we build a leading Canadian sports and entertainment company."
Nicholson brings a wealth of experience to OEG, serving as President and CEO of Hockey Canada since 1998 and Senior Vice President of the Canadian Hockey Association for the previous six years.
With Hockey Canada, Nicholson oversaw all operations from competitions that Canada participates in internationally. Under his watch, Canada has won 76 medals, with 44 of those being gold medals.
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