Owner & Governor

Born and raised in Edmonton, Daryl Katz grew up a passionate Oilers fan.  He has a deep connection with the team’s rich history and is focused on creating the foundation for a winning tradition and bringing the Stanley Cup back to the City of Champions. ...more

Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chair Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG)
On June 13, 2014, the Katz Group announced the hiring of Bob Nicholson as Vice-Chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), a sports and entertainment company that manages the Katz Group’s growing family of sports and entertainment assets, including operation of Rogers Place, the new home of the Edmonton Oilers.    ...more

President of Hockey Operations and General Manager
On April 23, 2015, Peter Chiarelli was named President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. Most recently, Chiarelli served as the General Manager of the Boston Bruins for the past eight seasons. He guided the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final twice during his tenure in Boston, including winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. Chiarelli became just the third General Manager in Bruins history to bring a Stanley Cup to Boston, joining Art Ross and Milt Schmidt.  ...more

Vice Chair OEG/Alternate Governor
Lowe, 56, transitions into his new role as Vice Chair and Alternate Governor of Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) for the 2015-16 season. Previously, Lowe served as the Oilers President of Hockey Operations for seven seasons and prior to that he spent eight seasons as the Oilers General Manager.  ...more

Chief Commercial Officer
Stew MacDonald is responsible for the day-to-day management of all commercial initiatives of the Edmonton Oilers organization. As one of the Oilers senior executives, he leads a team responsible for ticket sales, premium seating, corporate partnerships, customer relationships, brand management, fan development, communications, broadcast, digital and game presentation.  He also oversees commercial operations for the Oilers Family Brands, which includes the Edmonton Oil Kings Hockey Club.  ...more

Chief Project Development Officer
In October, 2009 Bob assumed the position of Executive Vice-President of Rexall Sports & Entertainment for the Katz Group, the parent company of Rexall Sports and Entertainment and the Edmonton Oilers.  He has since assumed the roles of Executive Vice President of Edmonton Arena Corp and Chief Development Officer for the Oilers Entertainment Group. ...more

Chief Operating Officer
Darryl is responsible and accountable for all Oilers Entertainment Group Business Operations, Corporate Communications, Community & Government Relations, and Rogers Place & ICE District operations. Darryl also works on developing key business strategies as part of OEG’s sports and entertainment growth mandate. Darryl is also a key member of the Team working with government and community stakeholders/leaders on various projects such as developing the business model for Rogers Place and the ICE District.      ...more

Sr. Vice President, Hockey Operations
Craig MacTavish enters his first season as the Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations, after serving as the club’s General Manager the past two seasons. MacTavish previously served as Edmonton’s Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations in 2012-13. He will work closely with President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli and Assistant General Manager, Bill Scott on the daily operations of the Edmonton Oilers. ...more

Vice President, Player Personnel
The Edmonton Oilers have restructured their Hockey Operations department, led by the hiring of Keith Gretzky as the club's new Assistant General Manager. Duane Sutter has been promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel.  

Assistant General Manager
The Oilers have restructured their Hockey Operations department, led by the hiring of Keith Gretzky as the club's new Assistant General Manager. Bill Scott, who previously held the position, will transition into a new role as the Oilers Director of Salary Cap Management and Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations. Gretzky, 49, has spent the past five years with the Boston Bruins and most recently served as Director of Amateur Scouting for the Bruins. Gretzky also served as an Amateur Scout with Boston for three years and spent time with the Arizona Coyotes scouting staff prior to joining the Bruins.   

Director of Salary Cap Management and Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations
Bill Scott enters his second season with the Oilers as the team’s Assistant General Manager.  The 34-year-old native of Unionville, Ontario was promoted to the position on April 21, 2014, after serving as General Manager of the Oklahoma City Barons since 2010. He played a key role in the Barons reaching the Calder Cup playoffs in all four of his seasons as General Manager.   

 Sr. Director of Player Development
Rick Carriere enters his fourth season with the Oilers, after being named Senior Director of Player Development on
June 28, 2012.
Carriere, 56, previously served as General Manager of the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers from 2000 to 2004 and then scouted for the Tigers until 2012.

Director of Player Personnel
Green, 53, enters his first full season as the Oilers Director of Player Personnel, after joining the Oilers scouting staff in 2013 and serving as the Director of Amateur Free Agent Scouting.
In his new role he will work closely with Senior Vice-President of Player Personnel, Scott Howson, to oversee the Edmonton Oilers scouting operations as well as continue to identify and recruit NCAA, CHL and European free agents and develop a free agent priority list.

Vice President of Player Development
Buchberger, 48, enters his second season as the team’s Manager of Player Personnel, after spending six seasons as an assistant coach for the Oilers. In his role he works closely with Assistant General Manager Bill Scott and Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations Craig MacTavish to oversee the Oilers American Hockey League and ECHL affiliate rosters.

Head Coach
Todd McLellan is entering his first season as the Edmonton Oilers Head Coach.  McLellan is the 14th Head Coach in Oilers franchise history.
Most recently, McLellan was the Head Coach of Team Canada at the 2015 World Hockey Championship, leading Canada to their first gold medal since 2007 with an undefeated record of 10-0 and an impressive 6-1 win over Team Russia in the gold medal final.  ...more

Assistant Coach
Woodcroft, 38, enters his first season as an Assistant Coach with the Edmonton Oilers. Previously he served as an Assistant Coach with the San Jose Sharks for seven seasons.
Prior to joining San Jose, Woodcroft spent three seasons on the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff from 2005-’08, including their 2008 Stanley Cup Championship season.  ...more

Assistant Coach
Johnson, 52, enters his first season with the Oilers as an Assistant Coach, after spending the last three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the San Jose Sharks. He has also served as an Assistant Coach for the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning, as well as the interim Head Coach with the Phoenix Coyotes in 1999-’00.  ...more

Assistant Coach
Herbers, 47, joins the Edmonton Oilers coaching staff for his first year as an Assistant Coach, after spending the past three seasons as Head Coach of the University of Alberta’s (U of A) Golden Bears. In 2014-15, he led the men’s hockey team to their second straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Championship.  ...more

Goaltending Coach
Schwartz, 36, is in his second year with the Oilers and enters his first full season as the club’s Goaltending Coach.
Prior to joining the Oilers, Schwartz spent four seasons as a goaltending consultant with the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings. During his tenure, he helped the Oil Kings collect two WHL Championships as well as a Memorial Cup in 2014.   ...more

Goaltending Consultant
Sylvain Rodrigue enters his third season with the Edmonton Oilers organization where he will work under the direction of Goaltending Coach Dustin Schwartz, assisting him with goaltender development and scouting. ...more

Video Coach
Coupal, 27, joins the Oilers staff after spending the past three seasons as Video Coordinator with the Nashville Predators. Prior to joining the Nashville Predators, the Montreal, Quebec native served as a volunteer Assistant Coach for Bemidji State University in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for the 2012-13 season.  ...more

Skating Coach
David Pelletier begins his second season with the Edmonton Oilers as the club’s Skating Coach. Pelletier works closely with Senior Director of Player Development, Rick Carriere, as well as the Oilers management team to assist players of all levels with their skating throughout the Oilers organization.   ...more