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SportsOilers GM Ken Holland keeping Keith Gretzky on as assistant GM

15:07  12 june  2019
15:07  12 june  2019 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Ken Holland has decided to keep Keith Gretzky on his staff. According to an official statement from the organization, Gretzky will revert back to his role as Assistant General Manager. Gretzky was originally hired by the Oilers back in July of 2016 to be Peter Chiarelli’s Assistant General Manager.

# Oilers General Manager & President of Hockey Operations Ken Holland announces that Keith Gretzky will remain with the team in the role of Assistant General Gretzky took over the team’s front office as the interim GM following the dismissal of Peter Chiarelli during the 2018-19 campaign.

Oilers GM Ken Holland keeping Keith Gretzky on as assistant GM© Jason Franson/CP holland_1280

The Edmonton Oilers have announced that Keith Gretzky will remain with the organization as the club’s assistant GM.

Gretzky took over the team’s front office as the interim GM following the dismissal of Peter Chiarelli during the 2018-19 campaign. The former scout previously served as an assistant GM for the Oilers before moving up to the top job in an interim capacity, joining the organization in 2016-17 following a long stint with the Boston Bruins.

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Ken Holland has decided to keep Keith Gretzky on his staff. According to an official statement from the organization, Gretzky will revert back to his role as Assistant General Manager. Gretzky was originally hired by the Oilers back in July of 2016 to be Peter Chiarelli’s Assistant General Manager.

© Ian Kucerak Ian Kucerak Ken Holland , the new general manager of the Edmonton Oilers , speaks during a press conference at Rogers Place in Edmonton, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Photo by Ian Kucerak/Postmedia. This is the Edmonton Oilers roster as the team heads into the key moment of the

He was replaced by Ken Holland in early May, when it was announced that the longtime Detroit Red Wings executive would take the reins as the Oilers’ GM and president of hockey operations.

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