COACHES AND MANAGEMENT
SCOTT HOWSON
SR. VICE PRESIDENT, HOCKEY OPERATIONS

Scott Howson rejoins the Edmonton Oilers organization, after five and a half seasons as General Manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets (2007-2013). Howson was named Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations on April 15th, 2013. In his new role, Scott will assist President, Kevin Lowe and General Manager, Craig MacTavish on all duties related to the daily operations of the club as well as help oversee scouting and development of their minor league affiliates.

During his time with the Blue Jackets, Howson compiled a 173-190-59 record and advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in franchise history in 2008-09, losing in the Conference Quarterfinals to the Detroit Red Wings.
 
The Toronto, Ontario native was the Oilers Assistant to the General Manager in 2000 and served as the club's Assistant General Manager from 2001-2007, working beside General Manager Kevin Lowe in overseeing the Oilers' hockey operations.
 
 Prior to his arrival in Edmonton, Howson spent six years with the Oilers' American Hockey League affiliates. As General Manager of the Cape Breton Oilers from 1994-96, he oversaw the franchise's move to Hamilton in 1996 and was the Bulldogs' General Manager from 1996-2001.
 
Howson had a stellar junior hockey career, playing three seasons with the Kingston Canadians (OHA/OHL), compiling 302 points (122G, 180A) in 197 career games, including a 140 point season (57G, 83A) in 1980-81.
 
His professional career began in 1981-82, when he was awarded the Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy as the IHL’s Most Outstanding Rookie, after recording 120 points (55G, 65A) in 71 games with the Toledo Goaldiggers.
 
He signed with the New York Islanders as an undrafted free agent in 1981 and split time between the AHL’s Springfield Indians and the Islanders. In 110 games with the Indians, he registered 94 points (35G, 59A).  He also appeared in 18 games with the Islanders, where he scored five goals and added three assists.
 
 Scott and his wife Antoinette Mongillo, have three children, Max, Rebekah and Joanna.
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