General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Bill Scott as Assistant General Manager.
Scott, 33, replaces Ricky Olczyk, who was offered a position within the organization, but has respectfully declined the offer at this time.
Craig MacTavish said, "I'd like to thank Ricky for his seven years of service with the Oilers organization and wish him nothing but the best during this transition period and with future endeavours."
Scott has spent the past four seasons as General Manager of the Oilers American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons.
The Unionville, Ontario native played a key role in the Barons reaching the Calder Cup playoffs in all four of his seasons as General Manager.
As a member of the Oilers Hockey Management team, Scott's responsibilities will include player and staff contract negotiations, scheduling, salary arbitration, salary cap management and all day to day administrative duties. He is also the club's liaison to the NHL regarding matters pertaining to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
MacTavish also said, "I would like to welcome Bill and his family to Edmonton. Bill has done an exceptional job managing all facets of the Barons day to day operations and has played a large part in their success over the past four years."
Scott served as the Director of Hockey Operations with the American Hockey League for four seasons. His duties included creation of league schedule, assisting in determining player fines and suspensions, supervising regular season and playoff games, and interpreting by-laws as well as the Collective Bargaining Agreement for member teams.
Scott graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. At school, he worked for the men’s hockey team which went to the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament in 2001 and served as the ECHL’s Manager of Hockey Operations for three seasons.