OKC Barons' GM Bill Scott promoted

Edmonton brings up Scott as its assistant general manager.
by Michael Baldwin Published: April 22, 2014
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Like players who get promoted to the National Hockey League, Oklahoma City Barons general manager Bill Scott said his dream came true on Monday when the Edmonton Oilers named Scott their assistant general manager.

“It’s a dream I’ve been working for and came a lot quicker than I would have ever expected,” Scott said. “I guess it’s right place, right time. It’s a comforting feeling that there are people that believe in me.

“To work for an organization with the history like the Oilers, an organization with a bright future, is perfect.”

Scott, 33, has served as the Barons’ GM all four seasons of the team’s existence. All four years Oklahoma City has made the playoffs. The Unionville, Ont., native was the AHL’s director of hockey operations for four years prior to moving into team management in Edmonton’s organization.

He will serve as the Oilers’ salary cap expert, help with contract negotiations and scheduling and also represent the Oilers on collective bargaining agreement issues, a job previously held by Ricky Olczyk.

“We already talk on almost a daily basis, but having been here in Oklahoma City I can give them firsthand knowledge of prospects we have coming,” Scott said. “All the things I learned while working with the Barons will be very helpful.”

by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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