Ken Holland has dipped a trusted well to add to its staff by hiring two former Detroit Red Wings staff to participate in the Oilers scout department.
The Red Wings have let Tyler Wright go as director of amateur scouting. Opens the door for Wright to join Holland, which has been rumored since he took over in Edmonton. Archie Henderson also joined Oilers in a professional scout role. #Oilers
– Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) July 11, 2019
Changes come to Scout staff at Edmonton Oilers.
Former DET Dir. from Amateur Scouting Tyler Wright will join EDM staff, just like professional scout Archie Henderson.
Former DET scout Jeff Finley will not join GM Ken Holland in EDM.
– Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) July 11, 2019
Tyler Wright was from 2013 to 2019 director of Amateur Scouting for the Red Wings among the Netherlands. He was previously with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. Wright was also drafted by the Oilers 12th overall in 1991, although he played only 41 games with the club.
The Red Wings saw some success in the draw with Wright at the helm, finding good players with mid-to-late first-round picks such as Dylan Larkin (15th overall in 2014), Anthony Mantha (20th overall in 2013), and Dennis Cholowski (20th overall in 2016). Beyond the first round, the Red Wings had a few steals in Andreas Athanasiou (110th overall in 2012) and Filip Hronek (53rd overall in 2016) in the Wright era.
Also participating in the staff of Holland is veteran professional scout Archie Henderson. Henderson, who worked in the career of AHL, served as a pro-scout for Washington capitals from 1995 to 2003 and then entered into Detroit in Detroit in 2015.
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