Oilers Make Duncan Keith’s Player Development Role Official

On Friday, the Edmonton Oilers officially announced a number of additions to their front office. Why do we care? Because Duncan Keith now has a title.

According to the Oilers’ release, in Keith’s position as Player Development Consultant, “the three-time Stanley Cup champion will visit with Oilers draft picks at the junior level and also spend time with the team’s prospects in Bakersfield (AHL).”

Among the other moves announced by Edmonton, Warren Rychel is also now a pro scout. He appeared in two games for the Blackhawks during the 1988-89 season as a left wing (and his head shot looks a lot like John Travolta on HockeyDB). Why does his name ring a bell? Because Rychel was traded with Troy Murray to Winnipeg Jets for Bryan Marchment and Chris Norton in 1991.

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Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

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