EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have leased Connor McDavid’s longtime agent, Jeff Jackson, as their CEO of hockey operations.
The crew introduced the progress Thursday, announcing Jackson will record immediately to proprietor Daryl Katz and paintings carefully with president of hockey operations Ken Holland. Katz referred to as it a obese constancy to the group’s long-term good fortune.
“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 build an elite organization for the modern NHL and will work closely with Ken and our whole team to put the Oilers in the best possible position to win.”
McDavid, the NHL’s reigning MVP who’s extensively regarded as the most productive hockey participant on the earth, has 3 years left on his guarantee.
“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 vp 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 legislation upcoming his hockey enjoying profession and spent week with the Maple Leafs prior to 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 unused position.