|Oilers Head Amateur Scout Stu MacGregor congratulates Anton Lander after the club selected him in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) |
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed Head Amateur Scout Stu MacGregor to a three-year contract extension.
MacGregor, 54, is responsible for the team’s amateur scouting staff and directs Edmonton’s table at the National Hockey League Entry Draft each year with the rest of the Oilers scouting and management team. Last year MacGregor and his staff selected first overall and chose Windsor Spitfire’s forward Taylor Hall
with the team’s first-ever number one draft pick. Next month, MacGregor and the Oilers will once again pick first overall in Minnesota on June 24th.
“We are extremely pleased to have Stu agree to a three-year extension,” said Tambellini. “He and his staff continue to do a great job bringing in talent and character to the Oilers.”
MacGregor, who joined the Edmonton scouting staff in 2000-01, is entering his 11th season with the Oilers and is based out of Kamloops, British Columbia. Prior to coming to Edmonton he was the Kamloops Blazers’ General Manager and also served as the team’s assistant general manager and director of player personnel.Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, Cenovus Energy and Ford.