Oilers announce front major front office shakeup

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The Edmonton Oilers have announced a big move in their front office this afternoon.

News broke minutes ago that they've mutually agreed to part ways with Director of Player Personnel/director of amateur scouting Tyler Wright and replaced him with Rick Pracey.

Via the official press release: 

"The Edmonton Oilers announced Tuesday that Rick Pracey has been named Director of Amateur Scouting. The club also announced that it has mutually parted ways with Tyler Wright.

Pracey, 52, brings two decades of scouting experience to the Oilers after most recently serving as an amateur scout with the Philadelphia Flyers since 2014.

Prior to his time with the Flyers, the Hamilton, Ont. native spent 13 years with the Colorado Avalanche including six seasons (2008-14) as Director of Amateur Scouting.

During his time with Colorado, Pracey oversaw Avalanche NHL Draft classes highlighted by the selections of Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O'Reilly and Tyson Barrie.

As a player, Pracey spent five seasons as a goaltender at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Windsor before a stint in the UHL in 1997-98. Following his playing career, he spent one season as a goaltender coach with the OHL's Windsor Spitfires in 2000 and moved into an amateur scouting role with Colorado in 2001."

Wright had served as director of amateur scouting with the Detroit Red Wings before joining Ken Holland with the Oilers, and oversaw underwhelming picks in the Motor City like Evgeny Svechnikov, Dennis Cholowski, Filip Zadina, and Christoffer Ehn. 

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