Steve Yzerman set to promote Kris Draper, as Tyler Wright no longer with Red Wings
Posted: 10:12 PM, Jul 11, 2019
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - JUNE 22: (L-R) Steve Yzerman and Kris Draper of the Detroit Red Wings attends the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 22, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DETROIT — Steve Yzerman and Kris Draper have remained close since their time as teammates in Detroit.
The Red Wings general manager is set to promote his friend.
Draper will be moving to director of amateur scouting, MLive's Ansar Khan reports.
Tyler Wright had served in that role since 2013, but is no longer with the organization. It appears he's heading to Edmonton to join Ken Holland's Oilers.
Draper has served as assistant to the GM.
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