The Edmonton Oilers have leased Connor McDavid’s longtime agent, Jeff Jackson, as their CEO of hockey operations.
The group introduced the walk Thursday, announcing Jackson will document immediately to proprietor Daryl Katz and paintings carefully with president of hockey operations Ken Holland. Katz known as it a bulky loyalty to the group’s long-term luck.
“He brings tremendous industry insight, knowledge and leadership built through a unique career experience that is ideal for this leadership role,” Katz stated in a observation. “He understands what it takes to develop an elite group for the trendy NHL and can paintings carefully with Ken and our entire group to place the Oilers in the most productive conceivable place to win.”
McDavid, the NHL’s reigning MVP who’s broadly regarded as the most productive hockey participant on this planet, has 3 years left on his word.
“Jeff and I have had a long, fruitful relationship,” McDavid stated. “I have witnessed his care, relentlessness and obvious knowledge of the game and industry firsthand. I look forward to working with Jeff in his new role and am excited about what this means for the future of the Oilers.”
Wasserman Hockey govt vice chairman Judd Moldaver takes over as McDavid’s agent with Jackson becoming a member of the Oilers. Moldaver additionally represents Toronto Maple Leafs megastar and 2022 MVP Auston Matthews.
Jackson, 58, practiced regulation upcoming his hockey enjoying profession and spent generation with the Maple Leafs ahead of opening his personal company in 2010.
“I can’t think of a more exciting franchise to join or a better opportunity for me to put into practice everything I have learned during the past three decades in and around the NHL,” Jackson stated. “I am very appreciative of the opportunity to help lead such a storied NHL franchise.”
Hockey Corridor of Famer and previous Edmonton defenseman Paul Coffey will lend a hand Jackson in his fresh position.