According to the Canadian Press, the Edmonton Oilers have named Bob Green as their new “director of amateur and free-agent scouting.”
Green comes to the Oilers from the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL where he served as the teams general manager. Green was honored by the Western Hockey League by being named the executive of the year in back-to-back years in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He was the Oil Kings GM for the past six seasons and prior to that he was with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL, serving as an assistant to the GM. This marks his first stint in the NHL.
The CP report states that Green will help out with scouting the NCAA, CHL along with the European scouting departments. He’ll also be a key role in developing a free-agent priority list, a time of year that can dramatically change the landscape of a team.