It appears Peter Chiarelli has found a job in Edmonton.
The Oilers will hire Chiarelli in an undisclosed role, according to multiple reports Thursday night. The Boston Bruins fired Chiarelli as their general manager last week after nine seasons in which the team made the playoffs seven times, reached two Stanley Cup Finals and won one.
Sportnet’s Elliott Friedman reported it is believed Chiarelli will be made the Oilers’ president of hockey operations, or something similar. If so, Chiarelli would have the chance to draft highly touted prospect Connor McDavid, since the Oilers won the No. 1 pick in last weekend’s lottery.
Sportnet’s Mark Spector reported that the Oilers will have a meeting Friday to inform staff of Chiarelli’s hiring and how it affects organizational structure before introducing him at a press conference.
The Oilers haven’t reached the playoffs since the 2005-06 season, when they reached the Stanley Cup Final.
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