01/20/2015 05:12 EST | Updated 03/22/2015 05:59 EDT

Edmonton Oilers name Bob Green as team's director of player personnel

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers named Bob Green as the team's director of player personnel on Tuesday.

Green, 53, joined the Oilers' scouting staff in 2013 and served as the director of amateur free agent scouting.

He previously spent six seasons as general manager of the Western Hockey League's Edmonton Oil Kings and was named WHL Executive of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

Earlier in his career, Green spent seven seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers as assistant general manager and director of player personnel.

Also Tuesday, the Oilers announced they would play an NHL pre-season game on Sept. 26 against the Minnesota Wild at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.