Monday, April 15, 2013
Tambellini Out, McTavish In As Oilers GM
The Edmonton Oilers have fired general manager Steve Tambellini and promoted Craig MacTavish to take over for him.
In addition, former Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson will take over MacTavish's now former role as senior vice president of hockey operations.
Tambellini was in his fifth season as Oilers' general manager after he was hired on July 31, 2008. MacTavish served as the Oilers coach from 2000-09 and was brought back into the organization this season in an executive role.
Howson was hired by the Oilers as a pro scout last month. He was the Oilers assistant general manager from 2002-07.