Former Oil Caps marketing manager Lindsey Gullett is moving on from his role as game producer with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose and has recently landed a gig with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.
Not too shabby for the Wawanesa product who spent the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons in Virden.
“It was a very ‘wholly s@&’ moment for us,” Gullett said after learning the news he was heading to Edmonton to work in the NHL. “There was 10 days or more of back and forth between myself and them in trying to find terms of making it work.”
All of this was happening while preparing for the Moose home opener earlier this month, Gullett says.
“So my attention was quite divided and head/heart were in a lot of different places,” he explained. “We were equally as prepared to stay in Winnipeg as we were to go to Edmonton as the Moose and TNSE (True North Sports and Entertainment) had been tremendous to work for and gave me a great opportunity to learn about the game at the professional level.”
He says the moving part has sunk in but working for the best hockey league in the world – well that’s a different animal altogether.
“That will likely sink in during my first game against the Vegas (Golden Knights) on Nov 14.”
Gullett says his time in Virden helped prepare him for his new role.
“Doing everything there allowed me to dabble in all facets of sports from ticketing, to sales and marketing, to the actual game day atmosphere itself. I felt when I got to Winnipeg there was no part of the business I didn’t understand. I feel very fortunate for the opportunity I had there because I for sure wouldn’t be able to make this next step as soon as I have without it.”
Gullett’s role with the Oilers will focus on the overall atmosphere at the games, he says.
“I will work a lot with the corporate team to make sure the in-game promos are fun and engaging for the fans, while benefiting the corporate partner. Additionally, I will work on a lot of scripting for the games and working alongside the creative team to keep the games ‘fresh’ and exciting.”
The Oil Caps would like to congratulate Lindsey and wish him the best of luck!