EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers organization is extremely saddened by the passing of Jim Gregory.
Gregory, a former general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs, provided decades of dedication to the League as an NHL executive along with being a regular fixture in the game at the Hockey Hall of Fame as chairman of the selection committee from 1998 to 2014, the NHL Draft, and other league events.
The club issued the following statement:
"On behalf of the entire Oilers organization, I would like to express our deepest condolences to Jim's family and many friends," said Oilers Chairman Bob Nicholson. "Jim was a great man whose true passion and dedication to the game of hockey will be greatly missed, but his legacy will be forever lasting. Jim made significant contributions to hockey across Canada and the entire NHL, while leaving an amazing impact on many along the way. He will be greatly missed by his many friends with the Oilers and throughout the hockey community."