The Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli named Scott Howson as Vice-President of Player Development. Howson has been serving as a Pro Scout/Advisor with the Oilers since 2015.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Howson was general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets from 2007-13.
Howson has been with the Oilers organization for 17 seasons in total, including 13 seasons from 1994 through 2007, prior to joining the Blue Jackets; then again from 2013 until his current tenure.
He served as general manager of the organization's AHL affiliate (Cape Breton/ Hamilton) from 1994-2000, prior to serving as Assistant General Manager with the Oilers under Kevin Lowe from 2000-2007.
In 2013, Howson returned to the Oilers as a Pro Scout, and Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations from 2013 through 2015.
Prior to retiring as a player, he played professionally for five seasons, appearing in 18 games with the NHL's New York Islanders.