Edmonton, AB -- The Edmonton Oilers have hired Vaclav Burda as the Club's Director of European Scouting.
Burda, a native of Prague, Czech Republic, enjoyed a 12-year professional career, playing the majority with Sparta Praha in the Czech Elite League. His final three seasons were spent with Lulea in the Swedish Elite League, before retiring after the 2001-02 season.
Off the ice, Burda spent the last 13 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, joining the team as a European Scout in 2004-05. After four seasons in that capacity, he became the Senators Director of European Scouting in 2008-09.
Burda will join the Oilers scouting staff and report directly to Bob Green, Oilers Director of Player Personnel.