Ottawa Senators name Steve Staios President of Hockey Operations
By Cam Lewis2 months ago
Steve Staios will not be the next General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. In fact, he won’t be part of their front office at all moving forward.
The Ottawa Senators announced on Friday morning that the team has named Staios their President of Hockey Operations.
“I am so excited that Steve is joining me in Ottawa to lead our hockey operations,” Senators owners Michael Andlauer said in a statement. “I have worked with Steve for many years and know first-hand that he will strengthen our team with his hockey acumen, attention to detail, commitment to excellence and enthusiasm for the game and its players. In hockey you can never accumulate too much talent. Having Steve and Pierre leading our hockey department gives us a formidable team.”
Staios played 1,001 games in the NHL, including 573 for the Oilers over parts of eight seasons. After finishing his playing career, Staios joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012 and was later promoted to the team’s Manager of Player Development.
He joined the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL in 2015 and served as their President and General Manager between 2016-2022. During his time with the Bulldogs, the team won the OHL Championship twice (2018, 2022) and he was named the league’s Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award for the 2021-22 season.
Staois joined the Oilers’ front office for the 2022-23 season and it was assumed that he would eventually be taking over for Ken Holland, whose contract is set to expire following the 2023-24 season. But Staios has close ties to Andlauer, the previous owner of the Bulldogs who recently purchased the Senators, so him going to Ottawa isn’t out of the blue. Back in August, it was pointed out that Staios was no longer listed on the team’s website under Hockey Operations staff.
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