The Boston Bruins have promoted a Gretzky within their organization, but it’s not the one that Oilers’ fans can relate to. No, it’s not Wayne Gretzky, but rather younger brother Keith Gretzky who was promoted and named as their director of amateur scouting according to the Canadian Press.
The move is similar to what the Oilers did last week when they named Bob Green the clubs new director of amateur scouting, with a heavy emphasis on helping attract college talent to Edmonton. Justin Schultz is the perfect example of this and with more promising talent choosing the NCAA route versus the junior leagues, having a dedicated scout to help determine which players the Oilers should pursue can only benefit the team.
Back to Gretzky. He joined the Bruins organization back in 2011 as an amateur scout and prior to Boston, he spent time with the Phoenix Coyotes serving as a scout.