Derek Van Diest

Derek Van Diest is a sports reporter for the Edmonton Sun. His main responsibility is to cover the Edmonton Oilers hockey club, following the team on a daily basis throughout the NHL season. He also covers the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos and a variety of professional and amateur sports in and around the city. A member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, he has been a journalist for nearly 15 years, graduating from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. Born in Santiago, Chile, he immigrated to Canada with his family as a child and speaks fluent Spanish.


Former Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish is back. (Edmonton Sun file)

MacTavish returns to the Oilers

Former Oilers captain and head coach Craig MacTavish is back as senior vice-president of hockey operations.