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Oilers appoint Mike Sillinger director of player development

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have appointed Mike Sillinger their new director of player development.

The 38-year-old native of Regina moves into the position after a 17-year playing career.

“We are very excited to have Mike fill such an important role with us,” said Oilers GM Steve Tambellini. “We know his experience of 1,000-plus NHL games will benefit our younger players and the development of their careers.”

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Sillinger has played for 12 NHL teams, most recently suiting up for the New York Islanders last season.