August 14, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – General Manager Bob Green announced Wednesday he was leaving the Edmonton Oil Kings to accept the position of Director of Amateur and Free Agent Scouting with the Edmonton Oilers.
Green, who was honoured as the WHL’s Executive of the Year in 2011-12 and 2012-13, will work closely with the Oilers Hockey Operations department and Amateur Scouting staff, assisting with identifying and recruiting NCAA, CHL and select European free agents, as well as develop a free agent priority list.
Green, 52, spent six seasons as the General Manager of the Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League and was the only man to hold the position with the modern-era team. In 2012-13, Green led the Oil Kings to first place in the Eastern Conference and to the WHL league final for the second consecutive year.
In 2011-12 Green and the Oil Kings had the best record in the WHL with a mark of 50-15-3-4 for 107 points, capturing the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy. The Oil Kings went on to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup, marking their first WHL championship in modern franchise history, as well as earning them a trip to the Memorial Cup in Shawinigan, Quebec.
Prior to joining the Oil Kings, Green served as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for the Medicine Hat Tigers, where he oversaw the Tigers scouting program and WHL bantam draft for seven seasons after starting with Medicine Hat in 1993.