The Oilers have reportedly made several changes to their amateur and pro scouting staffs.
EDM fired head amateur scout Stu MacGregor tonight as well as two other amateur scouts and one pro scout.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 21, 2015
EDM changes involve both head amateur scout Stu MacGregor and head pro scout Morey Gare. Both had been with organization for over a decade.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 21, 2015
Stu MacGregor joined the Oilers amateur scouting staff in 2000, becoming head amateur scout in 2007. Morey Gare joined the organization in 2001 and became head pro scout in 2008. Both aspects of the organization have been heavily criticized over the years, the amateur side for not producing enough talent in later rounds, and the pro side for failing to identify players that can have a positive impact.
The firings occur less than a week before the NHL Entry Draft, where the Oilers are expected to draft Connor McDavid 1st overall.