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BILL SCOTT NAMED GM OF BARONS
By Josh Evans, OKC BaronsEdmonton Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini today named Bill Scott as the general manager for the Oklahoma City Barons.
Scott’s role will be management of the Barons hockey operations department on a day-to-day basis. In addition, he will also serve as a scout for the Oilers organization. He will work with the Barons’ coaching staff of Todd Nelson and Gerry Fleming to communicate the progress of the Oilers prospects in Oklahoma City.
“We feel we have secured one of the bright young minds in the AHL with Bill,” said Tambellini. “He has several years of experience in hockey operations with the AHL and ECHL and will be an important part of our management team moving forward.”
Prior to his appointment as general manager of the Barons, Scott acted as the Director of Hockey Operations for the American Hockey League for four seasons. His duties with the AHL included creation the league schedule, assisting in determining player fines and suspensions, supervised regular season and playoff games and interpreted by-laws and the Collective Bargaining Agreement for member teams.
“The Barons are pleased with the Oilers selection for this position,” said Prodigal LLC owner Bob Funk Jr. “His understanding what the Oilers are positioning themselves for will ultimately assist all of us in our success here.”
The native of Unionville, Ontario graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. He worked as the student manager with the Spartans in the season they hosted The Cold War (first outdoor game) and their run to the Frozen Four in 2001. He got his start in hockey as an intern in the Nashville Predators hockey operations department before moving to the ECHL as manager of hockey operations for three seasons.
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 85 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the ninth year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America.
Just 64 days remain until the Barons season opener October 9 at the newly renovated Cox Convention Center. Season tickets and mini packs are available by calling 232-GOAL (4625).
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