Ken Holland has dipped into a familiar well to add to his staff, hiring two former Detroit Red Wings staffers to join the Oilers scouting department.
The Red Wings have let Tyler Wright go as director of amateur scouting. Opens door for Wright to join Holland, which has been rumoured since he took over in Edmonton. Also hearing Archie Henderson could join Oilers in a pro scout role. #Oilers
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) July 11, 2019
Changes coming to Edmonton Oilers scouting staff.
Former DET Dir. of Amateur Scouting Tyler Wright will join EDM staff, as will pro scout Archie Henderson.
Former DET scout Jeff Finley will not join GM Ken Holland in EDM.
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) July 11, 2019
Tyler Wright served as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Red Wings under Holland from 2013 to 2019. Prior to that, was with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. Wright was also drafted by the Oilers 12th overall in 1991, though he only played 41 games with the club.
The Red Wings saw some success at the draft with Wright at the helm, finding good players with mid-to-late first-round picks like 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 couple steals in Andreas Athanasiou (110th overall in 2012) and Filip Hronek (53rd overall in 2016) in the Wright era.
Also joining Holland’s staff will be veteran pro scout Archie Henderson. A career AHL journeyman, Henderson served as a pro scout for the Washington Capitals from 1995 to 2003 and then joined Holland in Detroit in 2015.