Brad Holland, son of Ken, receives promotion from Oilers management

Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland will have his son Brad a little closer to his desk in the near future.

On Thursday, the Oilers announced they had promoted the younger Holland to assistant general manager, after previously working in the team’s scouting department.

Brad Holland’s official role is Deputy Director General, Professional Scouting.

Before joining the Oilers organization, where he signed in 2019, Holland previously worked for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as a role in the NHL’s front office as a consultant from 2017 to 2018.

Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff reported that there was “significant interest” in Holland from other teams, which helped catalyze the promotion.

TSN’s Chris Johnston confirmed Seravalli’s report.

The Oilers also made other changes to their office, renewing the contracts of assistant coaches Glen Gulutzan and Dave Manson, goaltending coach Dustin Schwartz, video coach Jeremy Coupal and assistant general manager Keith Gretzky.

Ken Holland spent three years as the Oilers general manager after being handed the reins in May 2019.

The Oilers are 121-71-17 since he was hired, having made three NHL playoff appearances, including an appearance in the NHL Western Conference Finals.

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