The Edmonton Oilers announced on Wednesday they have dismissed Kevin Prendergast, assistant general manager and vice-president of hockey operations.

Prendergast joined the organization prior to the 1990-91 season and had served in the V.P. position for several years.

"We would like to thank Kevin and his family for their contribution to the Oilers organization over the past 20 years. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours," general manager Steve Tambellini said in a statement.

Prendergast played a central role in the team's scouting operations over the years as well as its minor league affiliates.

Prior to joining the Oilers, Prendergast had spent seven years working with NHL Central Scouting.