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2007-08 Edmonton Oilers season
Edmonton Oilers
Conference Western
Division Northwest
Founded November 1, 1971
History Edmonton Oilers
1979-present (NHL)
1973-1979 (WHA)

Alberta Oilers
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Home Arena Rexall Place
City Edmonton, Alberta
Colours Copper and Midnight Blue
Media Rogers Sportsnet West
CHED (630 AM)
Owner(s) Edmonton Investors Group Limited Partnership
(sale to Daryl Katz pending league approval)
General Manager Flag of Canada Kevin Lowe
Head Coach Flag of Canada Craig MacTavish
Captain Flag of Canada Ethan Moreau
Minor League Affiliates Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Odessa Jackalopes (CHL)
Stanley Cups 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90
Conference Championships 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90, 2005-06
Division Championships 1978-79 (WHA), 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Oilers have won the Stanley Cup on five occasions, in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990. The team was founded in 1972 as one of twelve founding franchises of the major professional World Hockey Association (WHA). Notably, the team was renamed the Alberta Oilers when the Calgary Broncos, a fellow WHA founding franchise in Alberta, relocated to Cleveland, Ohio. The team returned to the name Edmonton Oilers the following year. The Oilers joined the NHL in 1979 as one of four franchises introduced through the merger with the WHA. The Edmonton Oilers are the sole remaining WHA team in-place. Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is situated on the north side of Northlands Park. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... “Sportsnet” redirects here. ... CHED is a talk radio station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, broadcasting at 630 on the AM dial. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Daryl A. Katz is chairman and chief executive officer of The Katz Group, one of North Americas leading drug store operators with over 1,800 stores and owns and operates Canadas only national mail order pharmacy business, Meditrust Pharmacy Inc. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ethan Moreau (b. ... The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Stockton Thunder are a minor league hockey team from Stockton, California in the ECHL that began play in the 2005-06 season. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Odessa Jackalopes are a professional ice hockey team. ... This article is about the current CHL. 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The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... World Hockey Association logo The 1978-79 WHA season was the seventh and last regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about the city in Alberta, Canada. ... For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... The NHLs Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1988 Stanley Cup Finals pitted the Oilers offensive juggernaut against the Bruins more balanced team. ... The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins in the 1990 Stanley Cup Finals, 4 games to 1. ... 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The Oilers were the dominant team of the 1980s achieving the most recent "dynasty" status as honored by the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame. The team collected five Stanley Cups and six conference titles in a 21-team league over seven years led by, among others, a record book shattering Wayne Gretzky. The team's greatest success since the dynasty era was a run to Game Seven of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ...


The Oilers have an intense rivalry with the Calgary Flames, a part of the Battle of Alberta that has manifested throughout Alberta sports history, and in the NHL since the Flames' relocation from Atlanta in 1980. Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Battle of Alberta is a term applied to the intense rivalry between the cities of Edmonton, Albertas capital, and Calgary, the provinces largest city. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

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Franchise history

WHA years (1972-1979)

First primary logo used, from 1972-96, using blue and orange.

On November 1, 1971 the Edmonton Oilers established the World Hockey Association as one of 12 founding franchises. After the Calgary Broncos, a fellow founding franchise, relocated to Cleveland before commencement of the inaugural season, the team was renamed the Alberta Oilers as it was planned to split their home games between Edmonton and Calgary. Possibly for financial reasons or to allow for a less complicated return of the WHA to Calgary, the team ultimately played all of its home games in the Edmonton Gardens, and changed its name back to the Edmonton Oilers the following year. The team began their inaugural year wearing the name of the province ("ALBERTA") along the backs of their jerseys where the players' names would usually appear, but switched to presenting the players' names midway through the season.[1] The team was originally owned by Bill Hunter. Hunter had previously owned the junior hockey franchise Edmonton Oil Kings and founded what would become the Western Hockey League, but his efforts to bring major professional hockey to Edmonton via an expansion NHL franchise were rebuffed by the NHL. It was Hunter that originally chose the name "Oilers" for the new WHA franchise, a name that had previously been used as a nickname for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the 1950s and 1960s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... WHA redirects here. ... The Calgary Broncos were an original World Hockey Association franchise founded in Calgary, Alberta on November 1, 1971 by Bob Brownridge. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... This article discusses the ice hockey personality Bill Hunter. ... This article refers to the original Oil Kings franchises that existed until 1978. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... This article is about the city in Alberta, Canada. ...


The team proved popular with the fans, behind stars such as defenceman and team captain Al Hamilton, star goaltender Dave Dryden, and forwards Blair MacDonald and Bill Flett. The team's performance would change for the better in 1978, when new owner Peter Pocklington scored one of the greatest trades in hockey history, acquiring already-aspiring superstar Wayne Gretzky as an under-age player (consequentially, his first year of WHA experience did not make him an official 1979-80 NHL rookie), as well as goaltender Eddie Mio and forward Peter Driscoll, from the recently-folded Indianapolis Racers for a token sum.[2] Gretzky's first and only WHA season, 1978-79, saw the Oilers shoot to the top of the WHA standings, posting a league-best 48-30-2 record. However, Edmonton’s regular season success did not translate into a championship, as they fell to the rival Winnipeg Jets in the Avco World Trophy Final. Young Oilers enforcer Dave Semenko scored the last goal in WHA history late in the third period of the final game. Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... In ice hockey each team has a designated captain. ... Al Hamilton (born August 20, 1946) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... David Dryden (born September 5, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. ... Forward is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily offence. ... Blair MacDonald (born 17 November 1953 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL for the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. ... William Mayer Cowboy Flett (Born: Vermillion, Alberta, July 21, 1943. ... World Hockey Association logo The 1978-79 WHA season was the seventh and last regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ... Peter Pocklington (b. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... Eddie Mio was a professional ice hockey goaltender in the WHA a nd NHL and is currently Director of Player Development for the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Peter Driscoll (born October 27, 1954, in Powassan, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey left wing in the WHA and NHL. Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft and the Vancouver Blazers in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, Driscoll signed with the Blazers, moving to... The Indianapolis Racers were a franchise in the former World Hockey Association. ... The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... Avco World Trophy The Avco World Trophy was the championship trophy of the original World Hockey Association (1972-1979). ... Dave Semenko was a hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL from 1979 to 1986. ...


The Oilers joined the National Hockey League for 1979-80, with fellow WHA teams Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques, and the Jets. Of these four teams, only Edmonton has avoided relocation and renaming; the Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche in 1995, the Jets became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996, and the Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997. NHL redirects here. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


Entry into the NHL (1979-1983)

The Oilers lost most of the players from 1978-79 when the NHL held a reclamation draft of players who had bolted to the upstart league. They were allowed to protect two players and two skill players, including Gretzky.


However, GM/coach Glen Sather carefully restocked the roster in the expansion draft. He later said that out of 761 players on the draft list, only 53 really interested him. He concentrated on drafting free agents, since the Oilers would get compensation if they signed somewhere else. He estimated that this saved the Oilers as much as $500,000 that could be used in the Entry Draft.[3] Glen Slats Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh...


This strategy allowed the Oilers to put together a fairly respectable team quickly. In marked contrast, the Jets finished dead last in the league two years in a row. The Oilers benefited from an early run of success in the Entry Draft. Within three years, Sather and chief scout Barry Fraser bagged an outstanding core of young players, including Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, Kevin Lowe, Grant Fuhr, and Andy Moog. Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Glenn Anderson (b. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... Andy Moog (Born: February 18, 1960 in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired hockey goaltender. ...


Blessed with an abundance of speed and skill and given room to grow by Sather, this impressive group of young talent matured into one of the greatest teams in hockey history, dominating the NHL in the mid-to-late 1980s. Many experts consider the Oilers from that decade not only to be the best team ever in the long history of the NHL, but also one of the best sports teams ever, as evidenced by a recent Sporting News poll in February 2006 when the 1987-88 Oilers were listed as one of the top-five teams from the last 120 years.[4] The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...


The Oilers made a name for themselves very early, making the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their first NHL season (1979-80) with a dramatic late-season winning streak, but were swept by the Philadelphia Flyers in three games. Gretzky’s rookie disappointment was not limited to the “merger” rule that disqualified him from Calder Memorial Trophy voting — the Los Angeles KingsMarcel Dionne was awarded the Art Ross Trophy (point-scoring crown), even though the rookie Gretzky had an equal point total, 137: Dionne with 53 goals and 84 assists; Gretzky with 51 goals and 86 assists. Dionne won the Art Ross on the basis of more goals, even though Gretzky had played only 79 regular season games to Dionne's 80. In his 1985 biography of his son, Gretzky: From the Backyard Rink to the Stanley Cup, Walter Gretzky argued that the NHL was inconsistent and unfair with regards to Wayne's eligibility for the Calder Trophy and "loss" of the Art Ross Trophy. While the letter of the law was against him, Gretzky won over the voters with his remarkable performance, and was awarded the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP, an unprecedented feat for a teenager. The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... &Marcel Elphege ;Little Beaver Dionne (born August 3, 1951, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the most valuable ice hockey player in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ...


In the 1980-81 regular season, Gretzky began to take serious aim at the record book, scoring 109 assists and 164 points to break records held by former Bruin greats Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, and Bill Cowley. The Oilers unveiled a spectacular crop of rookies: Kurri, Anderson, Coffey, and Moog. The youthful Oilers, whose seven key players were 21 or younger, stunned the hockey world by sweeping the heavily-favoured Montreal Canadiens in three games and pushing the (successfully) defending Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders to six games. Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman, and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... Philip Anthony Espo Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942 in Sault Ste. ... Bill Cowley (June 12, 1912 in Bristol, Quebec - December 31, 1993 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Boston Bruins and St. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


In the 1981-82 season, the Oilers made a dramatic leap in the standings – jumping from 74 points (16th overall) in the previous season to 111 points (second overall, behind only the Islanders). Gretzky not only became the third NHL player to score 50 goals in 50 games, joining the Islanders’ Mike Bossy from the previous season and Canadiens legend Maurice Richard from 1944-45, he obliterated their mark by accomplishing the feat in just 39 games. Gretzky finished the season with unprecedented totals of 92 goals and 212 points, and the explosive Oilers became the first NHL team to score 400 goals, a feat they accomplished in five consecutive seasons. But youthful lapses of discipline led to a first round defeat at the hands of the Kings, even as Gretzky beat Dionne for the Art Ross—in the 1980-81 to 1986-87 seasons, Gretzky won the Art Ross trophy every season, beating the annual runner-up by a colossal average of 66 points. He won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player in each of his first eight seasons. The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... Mike Bossy, left, equalled the Rockets scoring mark. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... The 1944-45 season was the 28th NHL season. ... The Miracle on Manchester refers to a legendary ice hockey playoff game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. The game took place on April 10, 1982. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ...


In 1982-83 the Oilers solidified their status as an elite team, making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, they were swept in four games by the three-time defending champion Islanders, who had already-greats like Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies and Denis Potvin. Goaltender Billy Smith played a huge role in the Finals, holding the high-scoring Oilers to just 6 goals. Despite the sweep, many hockey pundits believed it was only a question of when, not if, the Oilers would finally break through. The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... Bryan John Trottier (born July 17, 1956, in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, Canada) was a professional Ice Hockey Centre in the NHL, and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Clark Jethro Gillies (b. ... Denis Charles Potvin (born Ottawa, Ontario, October 29, 1953) is a former defenseman and team captain for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League and cornerstone for the Islanders four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s. ... Billy Smith (born December 12, 1950, in Perth, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey player. ...


Dynasty years (1983-1990)

The Oilers after their 1988 Stanley Cup victory.

In 1983-84, the Oilers roared through the regular season, earning a franchise-record 57 wins and 119 points – by far the best record in the league – while scoring a still-unmatched NHL record 446 goals. They earned a rematch with the Islanders in the Stanley Cup Finals. They won the opening game in Long Island by a very un-Oilerlike score of 1-0, and were pounded 6-1 in the next game. However, the Oilers erupted on their home ice to outscore the Islanders 19-6 over the last three games of the series. Gretzky scored his 99th and 100th goals of the season in the finale, a 5-2 Oiler triumph on May 19, 1984. Mark Messier, a former All-Star left wing switched to center late in the season in an inspired move by Sather, emerged from Gretzky's shadow with a dominating Finals performance that earned him the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


Edmonton repeated as Stanley Cup champions in 1985, overpowering the Philadelphia Flyers and star netminder Pelle Lindbergh, who died tragically later that year after a car crash. Gretzky, Coffey, and Kurri all established playoff scoring records, with Gretzky capturing the Smythe Trophy for his virtuoso 47-point performance. The Oilers were unstoppable, scoring eight goals in the final game of each of their last three series. The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Per-Eric Pelle Lindbergh (May 24, 1959 – November 10, 1985) was a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Philadelphia Flyers. ...


The Oilers seemed invincible after another record-smashing regular season in 1985-86, in which they won the first-ever President's Trophy, awarded to the team finishing with the most points in the regular season. Kurri, Anderson, and Gretzky all scored over 50 goals, while Coffey notched 48 to break Bobby Orr's record. Gretzky's 163 assists established a seemingly-unbreakable league record; in fact, at that point no other NHL player had ever scored that many points in a season. Shockingly, their bid for a third straight championship — “three-peat” — came to an end in Game 7 of the 1985-86 Smythe Division Finals against the Flames. In the third period of a 2-2 tie, rookie defenceman Steve Smith banked his breakout pass off goaltender Grant Fuhr's left skate and into the Oilers' net. The goal stood as the game- and-series-winning goal. In 1986-87, Edmonton returned to the Stanley Cup Final and again defeated the Flyers in a tense seven-game series, overcoming a Conn Smythe Trophy winning performance by Philadelphia rookie goalie Ron Hextall. In the seventh game Oiler stars Messier, Kurri, and Anderson were able to solve Hextall for a goal apiece, and a mature Edmonton squad held the Flyers to just two shots in the third period en route to a convincing 3-1 victory. In the post-game celebration, Gretzky immediately passed the Stanley Cup to Steve Smith, now vindicated after his costly miscue the previous season. The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League to the team which finished with the best record in the entire league during the regular season. ... Three-peat is a portmanteau of the words three and repeat, which has been trademarked for commercial use by basketball coach Pat Riley. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... James Stephen Smith[1], better known as Steve Smith, (born April 30, 1963, in Glasgow, Scotland) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Ron niggerdick Hextall (born May 3, 1964 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender most often associated with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. ...

Wayne Gretzky statue outside of Rexall Place.
Wayne Gretzky statue outside of Rexall Place.

The following season saw some trouble with fluid blueliner Coffey, who was unhappy with his contract. He held out, prompting a trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team on which Mario Lemieux was the main star. The key player acquired in return was Craig Simpson, who went on to score 56 goals that season. Without Coffey in 1987-88, the Oilers were dethroned as Smythe Division champions by their provincial rivals, the Flames--who also won the President's Trophy. However, the playoffs saw the Oilers made their strongest run to the Cup, losing only two playoff games (the lowest loss total ever for the Cup winners under the "16 wins" playoff format), and sweeping the Boston Bruins to win their fourth Stanley Cup in five years. In doing so, the Oilers left their mark as one of the greatest teams of all time. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (621x915, 252 KB) Summary Wayne Gretzky statue outside of Rexall Place (Edmonton Coliseum). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (621x915, 252 KB) Summary Wayne Gretzky statue outside of Rexall Place (Edmonton Coliseum). ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1984 and 2005. ... Craig Simpson (born February 15, 1967 in London, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey player who played 634 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


A notable event in Finals history occurred in Game Four on May 24. With the score tied 3-3 in the second period, a power outage struck the legendary Boston Garden, forcing cancellation of the whole game. Then-NHL President John Ziegler ordered the game to be re-scheduled, and, if necessary, played in Boston after the originally scheduled Game Seven in Edmonton. The Oilers would win the next game (originally scheduled as Game Five) back in Edmonton 6-3 to complete the series sweep. All player statistics accrued in the aborted Game Four in Boston are counted in the NHL record books. Gretzky established yet another record with 13 points in the Finals en route to his second Smythe Trophy. After the Cup-clinching game, Gretzky implored his teammates, coaches, trainers, and others from the Oilers organization to join at centre ice for an impromptu team photo with the Stanley Cup, a tradition since continued by every subsequent Stanley Cup Champion. The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... John A. Ziegler, Jr (born February 9, 1934 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan) is a former President of the NHL. In 1977, Ziegler became the fourth president of the NHL, succeeding Clarence Campbell. ...


On August 9, 1988, Gretzky, along with fan favourites Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, was traded to Los Angeles for $15 million, two rising young players (Jimmy Carson and Martin Gelinas), along with three first-round draft picks. Carson only played two seasons in Edmonton before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings. Gelinas played five years for Edmonton, never scoring more than twenty goals. The Oilers traded the 1989 pick (Jason Miller) to the New Jersey Devils for defenceman Corey Foster, then used the 1991 and 1993 picks to select Martin Rucinsky and Nick Stajduhar, respectively, neither of whom were major contributors during their time in Edmonton. Martin James McSorley (born May 18, 1963) is a former professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and former head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (2002-2004). ... Mike Krushelnyski (born April 27, 1960, in Montreal, Quebec) was a professional ice hockey center in the NHL. Krushelnyski was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 6th round, 120th overall, in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. ... James Charles Carson (b. ... Martin Gélinas () (born June 5, 1970 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jason Miller (born March 1, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a retired ice hockey left winger. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Martin Ručinský (born March 11, 1971 in Most, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Nick Stajduhar (b. ...


The 1988-89 season was a troubled one, as the Oilers were booted out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 1982, losing a seven-game series to Gretzky's Kings. On top of this defeat, they had to see the Cup ultimately claimed by their provincial rivals, the Flames. Gretzky and Kurri had been the dominant offensive pairing of the 1980s, and many said that Kurri without Gretzky would be ordinary. But in making the NHL Second All-Star Team in his first season without Gretzky, with 44 goals and 58 assists, Kurri proved his critics wrong. The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ...


It was seemingly the beginning of the end for Edmonton's brilliance. 1989-90 seemed set to continue the turmoil for the former juggernaut. Fuhr, the team's All-Star goaltender and a future Hall of Famer, was injured for most of the season and playoffs with a badly separated shoulder. He would be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1991 after publicly acknowledging his cocaine problem (for which he was suspended an NHL record 60 games during the 1990-91 season). However, the team rallied behind Fuhr's backup Bill Ranford and an MVP season from new team captain Mark Messier to achieve a second-place finish in the Smythe Division behind Calgary. In the playoffs, the Oilers, led by their "Kid Line" of Gelinas, Adam Graves, and Joe Murphy (not to be confused with the 1932 Leafs line of the same name consisting of Busher Jackson, Joe Primeau, and Charlie Conacher), got by Winnipeg, Los Angeles, and Chicago before disposing of the Boston Bruins in five games to claim their fifth Stanley Cup in seven years. Ranford won the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff Most Valuable Player for his brilliant goaltending, and Kurri said of the victory, “Just a great load off the backs of us Oilers — we’re not a one-man show, and everybody knows it now, after we won without Wayne.” This season was also a test for Mark Messier, who was named captain one season prior. He proved his leadership skills, having a career season with 129 points, finishing second to none other than Gretzky in scoring, scoring 5 more goals than Gretzky, and captaining his team to the Stanley Cup. The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... William Edward Ranford, better known as Bill Ranford (born December 14, 1966 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers. ... Joe Murphy (born October 16, 1967 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional hockey right winger. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1930-31 NHL season was the fifteenth season of the National Hockey League. ... Busher Jackson (January 19, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario - June 25, 1966 was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. ... Joe Primeau (born January 29, 1906 in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player. ... Charlie Conacher Charles William Charlie Conacher (b. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


Seven Oilers, including Messier, Anderson, Kurri, Lowe, Randy Gregg, Charlie Huddy, and Fuhr, played on all five of those championship teams. Three of them, Lowe, Messier (who was the captain), and Anderson, subsequently won a sixth Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994; by remarkable coincidence, they were the first three draft choices in the history of the NHL Oilers. Dr. Randy John Gregg (born February 19, 1956 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who spent 10 seasons in the National Hockey League and is currently an orthopedic surgeon in Edmonton. ... Charles Charlie Huddy (b. ...


Rebuilding years (1991-2004)

The Gretzky trade had opened up a new reality of rapidly climbing salaries in the NHL, and small-market teams like Edmonton simply could not compete with salaries offered by larger-market teams, mainly in the United States. This rash of escalating salaries hit the Canadian teams particularly hard; only Toronto, Montreal, and (to a lesser extent) Vancouver had the resources to compete in this new environment. In addition, Pocklington's business empire sank under the weight of recession, scandal, and corruption. For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Messier, Kurri, Fuhr, Anderson, and later Craig MacTavish all left the team in rapid succession, leaving behind an underdeveloped base of young players and unproven prospects and exposing the Oilers' poor drafting through the dynasty years. Many of the players from the dynasty years continued to play at an elite level well into the 1990s, leading to speculation about how many more Cups the Oilers would have won had Pocklington been able to keep the team together. For instance, in 1994, the New York Rangers won the Cup with seven former Oilers--Messier, Lowe, Anderson, MacTavish, Esa Tikkanen, Jeff Beukeboom and Adam Graves. Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Esa Tikkanen (born January 25, 1965 in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... Jeff Beukeboom (b. ... Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers. ...


Despite appearances in the Conference Final in 1991 and 1992, the Oilers were nowhere near the powerhouse that had dominated the league in the previous half-decade. In 1993 the Oilers missed the playoffs for only the third time in franchise history, and their first time as an NHL team. They would not return for four years, despite the emergence of young centremen Doug Weight and Jason Arnott. The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Douglas Weight (Born January 21, 1971 in Warren, Michigan, USA) is professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. ... Jason William Arnott (born October 11, 1974 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey center in the NHL with the Nashville Predators. ...


Trouble followed the team off the ice as well. For most of the 1990s, the Oilers were desperately trying to stay alive. In 1998, the team was nearly sold to Houston interests who sought to move the team, but before the sale was finalized, and with just hours left on the deadline, the Edmonton Investors Group, a consortium of 37 Edmonton-based owners, raised the funds to purchase the team from Pocklington, vowing to keep the Oilers in Edmonton. The Oilers received support in this endeavour from the NHL, which had already seen two Canadian teams (the Nordiques and Jets) move to the United States earlier in the decade. Houston redirects here. ... The Edmonton Investors Group Limited Partnership is the limited partnership which currently owns the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. ...

Oilers "rigger" shoulder patch logo, 1996—2007.
Oilers "rigger" shoulder patch logo, 1996—2007.

In 1997, the Oilers made the playoffs for the first time in five years, and in the first round, they upset the Dallas Stars, who had compiled the league's second best record, in an exciting seven-game series. Riding on the hot goaltending of Curtis Joseph, the Oilers completed the upset on a breakaway by Todd Marchant in overtime. Another highlight of that playoff series was on April 20. Down 3-0 with just under four minutes to go in Game Three, the Oilers rallied for three goals in the final three minutes of the third period to tie the game and eventually win 4-3 in overtime on Kelly Buchberger's game-winning goal. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL. // Playing career Joseph is nicknamed Cujo and has played wearing the number 31 for the St. ... Todd Marchant (born August 12, 1973 in Buffalo, New York, USA) is a National Hockey League centre. ... Kelly Buchberger (b. ...


Though Edmonton would lose to the defending Cup Champs, Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche, in the next round, fans were ecstatic about the Oilers' return to the playoffs. In 1998, Joseph led the Oilers to another first-round upset. After spotting the Avalanche a 3-1 lead, the Oilers held the powerful Avalanche scoreless for eight straight periods en route to winning the series in seven games. Dallas and Edmonton met again in the second round, but this time, the Stars were the victors. This was the start of one of the most unusual rivalries in hockey: between 1997 and 2003 the Oilers and Stars played each other in the playoffs six times, five of them first-round matchups. The only year in which they did not meet was 2002, when neither team made the playoffs. This streak was not formally ended until 2006, when the 2nd-seeded Stars (in the Western Conference) were eliminated in the first round by the Avalanche, while, for the first time in 16 years, the 8th-seeded Oilers went to the Stanley Cup Finals. Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ...


On November 22, 2003, the Oilers hosted the Heritage Classic, the first outdoor hockey game in the NHL's history and part of the celebrations of the Oilers' 25th season in the NHL. The Oilers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in front of more than 55,000 fans, an NHL attendance record, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. A few days earlier, on November 17, 2003, the Edmonton Oilers desperately needed a centre, and signed veteran Adam Oates to a contract. However, the 2003-04 NHL season was a disappointment as the Oilers failed to make the playoffs, despite also acquiring centre Petr Nedved from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline as the team went on a late-season surge. The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Gretzky and Lafleur at the ceremonial faceoff A group photo of the MegaStars, joined by Raj Binder, far left The Heritage Classic was an outdoor ice hockey game played on November 22, 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Commonwealth Stadium is a venue located in the Norwood Area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, primarily used by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. Built in 1978 to host the Commonwealth Games, the stadium seats 60,081 (for regular season football)[1] but can be expanded. ... Adam Oates (born August 27, 1962 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey center who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Petr Nedved (Born: December 9, 1971 in Liberec, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey leftwinger who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Phoenix Coyotes after having signed by them in 2004. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


On July 23, 2004, the team announced that its American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Roadrunners, would play the 2004-05 AHL season at the Oilers' home arena of Rexall Place. The decision, an unusual one for a North American professional sports organization, was likely influenced by the expectation that the 2004-05 NHL lockout would wipe out the 2004-05 NHL season. After an unsuccessful year, the Edmonton Road Runners were suspended, and as of 2007, have not yet been revived in any form. Those plans have all but been terminated as the Oilers' long-planned push to own an expansion Western Hockey League major-junior franchise were granted on June 27, 2006. That team began play in the 2007-2008 season. The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Edmonton Roadrunners are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers that began play in the 2003-04 season. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is situated on the north side of Northlands Park. ... North American redirects here. ... Professional sports are sports in which the participants receive payment for playing, as opposed to amateur sports where they are not. ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 2004-05 NHL season would have been the 88th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Edmonton Road Runners were the American Hockey League affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers that began play in the 2003-04 season and suspended operations in 2005. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...


Post-lockout years (2005-present)

Edmonton's alternate logo: a raining drop of oil surrounded by half of a sprocket and metal; designed by Spawn creator and Oilers co-owner Todd McFarlane.
Edmonton's alternate logo: a raining drop of oil surrounded by half of a sprocket and metal; designed by Spawn creator and Oilers co-owner Todd McFarlane.

The Oilers struggled with their small-market status for years as big-market teams scooped up high-priced help, but after the wiped-out 2004-05 season, the Oilers looked poised to compete again. 2004-05 NHL lockout negotiations led to a collective bargaining agreement between the NHL owners and players that included a league-wide salary cap, forcing all teams to essentially conform to a budget, as many small-market teams had been doing for years. Sold-out buildings and a more reasonable conversion rate of Canadian dollar revenues to U.S. dollar payroll in the new millennium have also helped the Oilers to return to profitability. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Spawn is a fictional comic book character created by Todd McFarlane. ... Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian comic book artist, writer, toy manufacturer/designer, and media entrepreneur who is best known as the creator of the epic religious fantasy series Spawn. ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... A Collective agreement is a labor contract between an employer and one or more unions. ... C$ redirects here. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Although Edmonton was one of the last teams to make a big splash in the free-agent market, they were able to acquire the rights to and sign former Hart- and Norris Trophy-winner Chris Pronger from the St. Louis Blues to a 5-year, $31.25 million contract, as well as trade for New York Islanders forward Michael Peca, two-time winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy for best defensive forward. Although the club had to give up Mike York and Eric Brewer to the Islanders and Blues, respectively, fans now hoped the team could at least return to the playoffs, if not to the glory the franchise enjoyed during its mid to late 1980s dynasty era. Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ... Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues top defenceman. ... Christopher Robert Pronger (born October 10, 1974, in Dryden, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks (2006–present). ... The St. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... Mike York (born January 3, 1978 in Waterford, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Eric Charles Brewer[1] (born April 17, 1979 in Vernon, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the St. ...


However, the team suffered again from inconsistency during the first few months of the regular season, especially in goal and on offence. Goaltender Ty Conklin was injured during training camp, and when he returned, was unreliable in net. Nominal backup Jussi Markkanen showed flashes of brilliance, but still was not quite ready for regular NHL goaltending duty. Edmonton even tried third-string goalie Mike Morrison, called up from the East Coast Hockey League, but after a strong start, he too faded. A streaky goal-scoring production led by left-wingers Ryan Smyth and Raffi Torres had trouble putting pucks in the net at times, but Torres did produce back to back two goal games on his 24th birthday, October 8, 2005 against the Vancouver Canucks and on October 10, 2005 against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Chris Pronger also struggled early on with the rule changes restricting the amount of obstruction and front-of-the-net abuse — Pronger's previous specialty — that could be performed without a penalty, while Peca simply had trouble adapting to the Oilers' system and expectations, desperately underachieving. Many called for head coach Craig MacTavish to be fired; others wanted a big trade, some miracle. Nothing major materialized, but by the end of December, the Oilers led the Northwest Division with a 22-18-4 record for 48 points. Ty Conklin (born March 30, 1976, Anchorage, Alaska) is a goaltender with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. ... Jussi Markkanen (born May 8, 1975 in Imatra, Finland) is an NHL goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers. ... Mike Morrison (born July 11, 1979 in Medford, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Morrison was drafted in the 7th round, 186th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... Raphael Raffi Torres (b. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, commonly referred to as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. ... Christopher Robert Pronger (born October 10, 1974, in Dryden, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks (2006–present). ... Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ... The NHLs Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion. ...


However, the Oilers remained inconsistent. By the end of January, the Oilers traded for scoring defencemen Jaroslav Spacek from the Chicago Blackhawks and Dick Tarnstrom from the Pittsburgh Penguins, and both defencemen, Spacek in particular, secured their shaky blue line. However, their goaltending was still in doubt, and the Oilers struggled after the Winter Olympic break. But right before Trading Deadline 2006, the Oilers added 2004 All-Star goaltender Dwayne Roloson from the Minnesota Wild, and speedy forward Sergei Samsonov, a former rookie of the year, from the Boston Bruins. The Oilers gave up a pair of picks for Roloson, and checking centre Marty Reasoner and prospect Yan Stastny (previously acquired from the Bruins) along with a 2006 2nd round draft pick for Samsonov. Reasoner returned to Edmonton after the 2006 playoffs ended. Jaroslav The Iron Pylon Spacek (cs: Jaroslav Å paček, IPA: /ʃpatʃɛk/), born February 11, 1974 in Rokycany, Czechoslovakia, is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Spacek was drafted in the 5th round, 117th overall by the Florida Panthers in the... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Dick Tärnström (born January 20, 1975, in Sundbyberg, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey player that started his professional career in AIK. He was drafted 272nd overall in the eleventh round by the New York Islanders in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held at the Torino Palasport Olimpico and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ... Albert Dwayne Roloson (born October 12, 1969 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is an NHL goaltender currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Sergei Samsonov (Russ: Сергей Самсонов, Sergej Samsonov; born October 27, 1978 near Moscow, Russia) is a professional ice hockey forward in the NHL. He is a small player by NHL standards at 5 ft 8 in (1. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Marty Reasoner (b. ... Yan Pavol Stastny (born September 30, 1982 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey player of Slovak descent, who plays for the Peoria Rivermen. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


The new acquisitions paid off, and Edmonton finished the regular season with 95 points, clinching the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference over Vancouver. Oiler youngsters Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, and Jarret Stoll led the way in scoring, with break-out seasons of 77, 73, and 68 points, respectively. Smyth finished with 36 goals and 66 points, the second-best seasons of his career in both respects. Smyth led the team in goal-scoring, with Raffi Torres next on the list at 27. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Ales Hemsky (Cz: Aleš Hemský) is a professional ice hockey player, born August 13, 1983, in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now part of the Czech Republic). ... Shawn Horcoff (born 17 September 1978) is a professional ice hockey center who was born in Trail, British Columbia. ... Jarret Stoll (b. ... Raphael Raffi Torres (b. ...


2006 playoff run

Edmonton Oilers fans, unable to enter the jam-packed Rexall Place, compromise by celebrating equally loudly as those who did manage to get into West Edmonton Mall, or celebrate on Edmonton's Whyte Avenue (pictured) during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Edmonton Oilers fans, unable to enter the jam-packed Rexall Place, compromise by celebrating equally loudly as those who did manage to get into West Edmonton Mall, or celebrate on Edmonton's Whyte Avenue (pictured) during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Oilers played the Presidents' Trophy-winning Detroit Red Wings. Though not given much of a chance by experts around the league, the Oilers pulled off a six-game upset, neutralizing Wings' offensive weapons Brendan Shanahan, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, in an "oil press" that MacTavish designed. It was the team's first playoff series win since 1998. Edmonton would meet the San Jose Sharks in the Conference Semifinal. The Oilers weren't expected to win here either, after point champion Joe Thornton (also acquired from the Bruins to go to San Jose) and goal champ Jonathan Cheechoo had torn through Nashville Predators in just 5 games. After trailing the series two-games-to-none, the Oilers won the next four, vaulting them into Conference Final. In Game Six, Roloson had a 2-0 shutout — his first ever — and Michael Peca netted the game- and series-winning goal. In doing so, the Oilers became the first eighth-seeded team to reach a Conference Final since the NHL changed the playoff format in 1994. There the Oilers would beat the sixth-seeded Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in five games, claiming the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl for a record seventh time. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x1330, 1253 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Edmonton Oilers Old Strathcona Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2000x1330, 1253 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Edmonton Oilers Old Strathcona Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is situated on the north side of Northlands Park. ... West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is the largest shopping mall in North America and the third largest in the world. ... Old Strathcona is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The NHL unveiled a new logo for the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... For the Australian author and journalist, see Brendan Shanahan (author). ... Henrik Zetterberg (Born October 9, 1980 in Njurunda, Sweden) is a Swedish-born professional hockey player currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... Pavel Datsyuk (Павел Дацюк, Pavel Dacjuk) (born July 20, 1978, in Sverdlovsk, USSR (now Yekaterinburg, Russia) is a Russian-born professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979, in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey centre in the National Hockey League. ... The Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy was donated by the Montreal Canadiens hockey club in 1999 to be awarded annually to the goal-scoring leader during the National Hockey League regular season. ... Jonathan Earl Cheechoo (born July 15, 1980 in Moose Factory, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Clarence S. Campbell Bowl at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, or the Campbell Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions. ...



Edmonton faced the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Finals (marking the first time two former World Hockey Association franchises met in Stanley Cup play — the Hurricanes were previously the Hartford Whalers). Tied at 4 in the first game, Oilers starting goalie Dwayne Roloson was hurt and put out of action for the rest of the playoffs after a collision when Oiler blue-liner Marc-Andre Bergeron knocked 'Canes winger Andrew Ladd into him with under 6 minutes to play in Game One. With Roloson out, Rod Brind'Amour scored the game winner on a mix up by Ty Conklin and Jason Smith with only thirty seconds left. After trailing the series 2-0 and 3-1, the Oilers forced a seventh game while riding backup Jussi Markkanen, a miracle overtime shorthanded goal in game 5 by local hero Fernando Pisani, and a 4-0 shutout win at home in Game 6. They could not complete the comeback, however, as the Hurricanes won Game 7 by a score of 3-1 (third goal was an empty net) to capture their first ever Stanley Cup championship. The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... WHA redirects here. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Albert Dwayne Roloson (born October 12, 1969 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is an NHL goaltender currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers. ... Marc-Andre Bergeron (born October 13, 1980 in Saint-Louis-de-France, Quebec, Canada) is a French Canadian professional hockey defenceman. ... Andrew Ladd (born December 12, 1985 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia) is a professional Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the NHLs Carolina Hurricanes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fernando Pisani (born 27 December 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey winger. ...


2006 off-season

Two days after their heartbreaking loss to the Hurricanes, Chris Pronger surprised Oiler fans and management when he issued a trade request on June 21, citing unspecified personal reasons. On July 3, he was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for sniper Joffrey Lupul, top defensive prospect Ladislav Smid, Anaheim's first round draft pick in 2007, Anaheim's second in 2008, and a conditional first. In addition, many of the Oilers' 2005-06 acquisitions signed for contracts elsewhere: Jaroslav Spacek went to the Buffalo Sabres on July 5, Sergei Samsonov signed with the Montreal Canadiens on July 12, and Michael Peca with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs on July 18. In addition, enforcer and fan favourite Georges Laraque, despite offering the Oilers a substantial pay cut in exchange for a no-trade clause, wound up signing with the Phoenix Coyotes, and goaltender Ty Conklin, seeking to rebuild his reputation, signed a two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets the following day. The Oilers also lost 2002-03 New York Rangers acquisition Radek Dvorak to unrestricted free agency as the St. Louis Blues signed him on September 14. Christopher Robert Pronger (born October 10, 1974, in Dryden, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the NHLs Anaheim Ducks (2006–present). ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Joffrey Lupul is a professional ice hockey player, born September 23, 1983, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. ... Ladislav Smid is a professional ice hockey player, born February 1, 1986, in Frýdlant, Czechoslovakia (now part of the Czech Republic). ... Jaroslav The Iron Pylon Spacek (cs: Jaroslav Å paček, IPA: /ʃpatʃɛk/), born February 11, 1974 in Rokycany, Czechoslovakia, is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL. Spacek was drafted in the 5th round, 117th overall by the Florida Panthers in the... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sergei Samsonov (Russ: Сергей Самсонов, Sergej Samsonov; born October 27, 1978 near Moscow, Russia) is a professional ice hockey forward in the NHL. He is a small player by NHL standards at 5 ft 8 in (1. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Georges Laraque (b. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... Ty Conklin (born March 30, 1976, Anchorage, Alaska) is a goaltender with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Radek Dvorak (born 9 March 1977, Tábor, Czech Republic) is a winger for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. ... The St. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Despite these losses, many of the Oilers' core players were re-signed. Playoff heroes Fernando Pisani and Dwayne Roloson signed as unrestricted free agents (UFAs) on the first day of eligibility, July 1. Jarret Stoll, Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky filed for arbitration as restricted free agents, but all settled for multi-year deals before their hearings came up; Hemsky, in particular, signed for six years and $24.6 million. The Oilers also brought back centre Marty Reasoner, whom they had traded for Samsonov in March, prospect Tom Gilbert from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, defenceman Daniel Tjarnqvist from the Minnesota Wild, and defenceman Jan Hejda from Mytishchi Khimik of the Russian Super League, whose rights were acquired from the Sabres for a seventh-round pick. On August 11, Rangers UFA forward Petr Sykora and the Oilers agreed on a one-year contract. Just over a month later, on September 12, Joffrey Lupul and the Oilers agreed to a three-year contract worth $6.935 million. [5] Fernando Pisani (born 27 December 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey winger. ... Albert Dwayne Roloson (born October 12, 1969 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is an NHL goaltender currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers. ... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... Jarret Stoll (b. ... Shawn Horcoff (born 17 September 1978) is a professional ice hockey center who was born in Trail, British Columbia. ... Ales Hemsky (Cz: Aleš Hemský) is a professional ice hockey player, born August 13, 1983, in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now part of the Czech Republic). ... Marty Reasoner (b. ... Tom Gilbert (born January 10, 1983 in Bloomington, Minnesota is an American ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He was drafted in the fifth round, 129th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Daniel Tjärnqvist (born October 14, 1976 in Umeå, Sweden) is a Swedish ice hockey defenseman. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Jan Hejda (born June 18th, 1978 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, now part of the Czech Republic) is a National Hockey League defenceman currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers. ... Khimik Moskovskaja Oblast (ru: Химик Московская область) are a Russian professional ice hockey team. ... Petr Sykora (born November 19, 1976 in Plzen, Czechoslovakia) is an ice hockey player, currently with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the National Hockey League. ... Joffrey Lupul is a professional ice hockey player, born September 23, 1983, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. ...


2006-07 season

Main article: 2006-07 Edmonton Oilers season

The Oilers posted a 32-43-7 record, their lowest point total since the 1995-1996 season, finishing in 11th place in the Western Conference and missing the playoffs. Throughout the season, the Oilers lost various players to injury and illness. At one point, they had eleven players out of the line-up had to rely on emergency call-ups to fill their roster[6]. // The Edmonton Oilers 2006-07 season began with the stunning loss of star defenseman Chris Pronger. ...


In May 2007, Daryl Katz offered $145 million towards the purchase of the team. Sources close to the Edmonton Journal state that, as part of the deal, the team will remain in Edmonton.[7] No negotiations took place as the Board of Directors immediately responded that the Oilers were not for sale.[8] In July 2007, Katz tried again, this time increasing the offer to an amount over $170 million dollars. Katz bypassed the Board of Directors and brought the offer directly to the shareholders. As of January 31, 2008, Katz has upped the offer to $200M plus $100M towards a new arena. He is expected to take over control of the team before the February 5th deadline.[9] Daryl A. Katz is chairman and chief executive officer of The Katz Group, one of North Americas leading drug store operators with over 1,800 stores and owns and operates Canadas only national mail order pharmacy business, Meditrust Pharmacy Inc. ...


Other highlights include:

  • February 27, 2007 - The Oilers traded Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders for Ryan O'Marra, Robert Nilsson, and a 1st round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The trade was announced just after the official deadline passed, which was sparked after failed contract negotiations to keep Smyth with the Oilers[10]. Kevin Lowe and the Oilers management characterized the trade as an opportunity to build for the future[10]. The trade was on the same day of Mark Messier's jersey retirement by the Oilers. To avoid disrupting the emotional ceremony with possible harassment from fans, Lowe was not seen on the ice with other Oiler alumni in attendance. The trade of Smyth, however, seemed to take more out of the Oilers than people realized. After the Smyth trade, the Oilers won 2 of their remaining 19 games, which included 11 consecutive losses.
  • February 5, 2008 - After several unsuccessful attempts at purchasing the Edmonton Oilers from the Edmonton Investors Group, Daryl Katz obtained letters of intent to sell from all of the previous owners. The Katz Group also owns the naming rights to the rink the Edmonton Oilers play in, named "Rexall Place" after the billionaire's pharmaceutical chain.

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Team information

Jerseys

Alternate logo from away jersey (1975–79).
Alternate logo from away jersey (1975–79).

The original 1972 design featured the now-traditional colours of blue and orange, but reversed from their more familiar appearance in later seasons, orange being the dominant colour and blue used for the trimming. For the first few games of the 1972 season, player names were not displayed on the uniform; rather the word "ALBERTA" was written in that space. Once it became clear, however, that the team would play exclusively in Edmonton, the player names made their appearance. These jerseys also featured the player numbers high on the shoulders, rather than on the upper sleeve. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In the 1975-76 WHA season the jersey was changed to the more familiar blue base with orange trim, but with some minor differences. The logo that appeared on programs and promotional material remained the same; however, the logo that appeared on the home jersey had a white oil drop, on a dark orange field, with the team name written in deep blue. The away jersey featured the orange-printed logo that many mistakenly attribute to the entire history of the WHA Oilers. In every other facet, though, the jerseys were identical to the dynasty-era form that is known throughout the hockey world. World Hockey Association logo The 1975-76 WHA season was the fourth season of the now defunct World Hockey Association. ...

Alternate logo from home jersey (1975–79)
Alternate logo from home jersey (1975–79)

When the team jumped to the NHL in 1979, the alternate logos were discarded and the jersey took its most famous form, though the logo did appear slightly different on a few vintages of the jersey. The essential design remained untouched until 1996, when the blue and orange were replaced by midnight blue and copper. Other changes made to the jersey at that point were the removal of the orange shoulder bar and cuffs from the away jersey, and the addition of the "Rigger" alternate logo to the end of the shoulder bar on the home jersey, and the equivalent position on the road jersey. A year later, the shoulder bars were removed from the home jersey as well, and the Oilers' sweater design then remained stable until 2007. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In 2001, the introduction of the third jersey featuring a logo designed by Spawn creator and Oilers co-owner, Todd McFarlane, and Brent Ashe, was a controversial move, given the negative reactions to many other teams' designs. While there remains some disdain towards both the "Rigger" logo and McFarlane's "Blades" logo — meant to symbolize elements of the Oilers' past — the navy, silver, and white design is generally considered a success, though there are no plans for it to become the basis for the team's primary jerseys, as has been done previously by the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks. The jersey became a big hit with the fans and became the best-selling third jersey in NHL History. McFarlane spoke about the jersey to the Edmonton Journal on the day it was unveiled, saying, "We wanted it to be a hockey jersey but also a good wear if you were just walking down the street." The logo was designed to represent what the Oilers were all about. "Sharp, blade-like shapes signify the blades of a hockey skate ... the five rivets around the oil drop represent the five Stanley Cups won by the Oilers ... inner and outer gear shapes signify force and reinforce the concept of teamwork and industriousness." McFarlane also mentioned, "The oil drop is derived from the original logo. It's turned on its side to suggest speed in the new logo and it has been given a highlight to emphasize the difference from the original." A third jersey or alternate jersey is a sports teams alternate design for the previously established other two jerseys, the home and away outfits. ... Spawn is a fictional comic book character created by Todd McFarlane. ... Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian comic book artist, writer, toy manufacturer/designer, and media entrepreneur who is best known as the creator of the epic religious fantasy series Spawn. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The Edmonton Journal is a daily newspaper in Edmonton, Alberta. ...

2007-08 Team jerseys

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2007-08 Edge jerseys

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Arena

The Edmonton Oilers play at 16,839 capacity Rexall Place, previously known as the Edmonton Coliseum, Northlands Coliseum, and Skyreach Centre. They have played at the arena since it opened in 1974. Prior to that, the Oilers played at the now-demolished Edmonton Gardens. Rexall Place is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is situated on the north side of Northlands Park. ... The Edmonton Gardens was an indoor arena located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Broadcasters

  • Rod Phillips radio play-by-play
  • Morley Scott radio colour commentator

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Miscellaneous

The Oilers are the northernmost team in the four major North American professional sports leagues. Edmonton is located above 53 degrees north latitude. This article is about the geographical term. ...


The Oilers are one of five teams in the NHL without a mascot. Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ...


Season-by-season record

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Oilers. For the full season-by-season history, see Edmonton Oilers seasons This is a list of seasons completed by the Edmonton Oilers. ...


Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses/Shootout Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T1 OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2002-03 82 36 26 11 9 92 231 230 1203 4th, Northwest Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Stars)
2003-04 82 36 29 12 5 89 221 208 1220 4th, Northwest Out of playoffs
2004-05 Season cancelled due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005-06 82 41 28 13 95 256 251 1178 3rd, Northwest Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 3-4 (Hurricanes)
2006-07 82 32 43 7 71 195 248 1090 5th, Northwest Out of playoffs
2007-08 82 41 35 6 88 235 251 1175 4th, Northwest Out of playoffs
1 As of the 2005-06 NHL season, all games tied after a 5 minute overtime will be decided in a shootout; SOL (Shootout losses) will be recorded as OTL in the standings.
Totals through the end of the 2006-07 season.[11]

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Notable players

Current roster

As of March 4th, 2008. [1] The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ...

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
32 Flag of Canada Mathieu Garon R 2007 Chandler, Quebec
35 Flag of Canada Dwayne Roloson L 2006 Simcoe, Ontario
Defencemen
# Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
2 Flag of the United States Matt Greene R 2002 Grand Ledge, Michigan
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Ladislav Smid L 2006 Frydlant, Czechoslovakia
24 Flag of Canada Steve StaiosA R 2001 Hamilton, Ontario
25 Flag of Finland Joni Pitkanen L 2007 Oulu, Finland
36 Flag of Canada Mathieu Roy R 2003 St. Georges, Quebec
37 Flag of Russia Denis Grebeshkov L 2007 Yaroslavl, U.S.S.R.
44 Flag of Canada Sheldon Souray (IR) L 2007 Elk Point, Alberta
77 Flag of the United States Tom Gilbert R 2004 Bloomington, Minnesota
Forwards
# Player Position Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
8 Flag of Canada Geoff Sanderson LW L 2007 Hay River, Northwest Territories
10 Flag of Canada Shawn HorcoffA (IR) C L 1998 Trail, British Columbia
12 Flag of Sweden Robert Nilsson C L 2007 Calgary, Alberta
13 Flag of Canada Andrew Cogliano C L 2005 Woodbridge, Ontario
14 Flag of Canada Raffi Torres (IR) LW L 2003 Toronto, Ontario
16 Flag of Canada Jarret StollA C R 2002 Melville, Saskatchewan
18 Flag of Canada Ethan MoreauC (IR) LW L 1999 Huntsville, Ontario
19 Flag of the United States Marty Reasoner C L 2006 Honeoye Falls, New York
20 Flag of Canada Curtis Glencross LW L 2008 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
27 Flag of Canada Dustin Penner LW L 2007 Winkler, Manitoba
34 Flag of Canada Fernando Pisani RW L 1996 Edmonton, Alberta
46 Flag of Canada Zack Stortini RW R 2003 Elliot Lake, Ontario
51 Flag of Canada Kyle Brodziak C R 2003 St. Paul, Alberta
78 Flag of Canada Marc Pouliot C R 2003 Quebec City, Quebec
83 Flag of the Czech Republic Ales HemskyA RW R 2001 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
89 Flag of Canada Sam Gagner C R 2007 London, Ontario

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Kindersley is a town in western Saskatchewan. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Dustin Penner (born September 28, 1982 in Winkler, Manitoba) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... Motto: Where People Make The Difference Location in the province of Manitoba Coordinates: , Region Government  - Mayor Martin Harder Area  - Total 17. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... 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Team captains

Note: This list includes Oiler captains from both the NHL and WHA. NHL redirects here. ... WHA redirects here. ...


Al Hamilton (born August 20, 1946) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... Glen Slats Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh... Paul Shmyr (January 28, 1946 in - Cudworth, Saskatchewan, Canada - September 2, 2004 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) was a World Hockey Association and National Hockey League defenseman. ... Ron Chipperfield (born March 28, 1954 in Brandon, Manitoba) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who served as captain of the Edmonton Oilers in 1979 and 1980. ... Blair MacDonald (born 17 November 1953 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL for the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. ... Leo Fogolin (born February 15, 1955) in Chicago, Illinois, was a defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ... The 1994-95 NHL lockout came after a year of NHL hockey that was played without a collective bargaining agreement. ... Shayne Corson (born August 13, 1966) is a Canadian former professional hockey forward in the National Hockey League. ... Kelly Buchberger (b. ... Douglas Weight (Born January 21, 1971 in Warren, Michigan, USA) is professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. ... For other people with this name, see Jason Smith. ... Ethan Moreau (b. ...

Hall of Famers

Players
Builders
  • Glen Sather, Team Captain/Head coach/GM, 1976–2000, inducted 1997
Broadcasters

Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Joseph Jacques Omer Jake the Snake Plante (born January 17, 1929 in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec; died February 27, 1986 in Sierre, Switzerland) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Norman Victor Alexander Norm Ullman (born December 26, 1935, in Provost, Alberta, Canada) is a former ice hockey forward. ... Glen Slats Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh... Rod Phillips (born in Calmar, Alberta) is a radio broadcaster for 630 CHED in Edmonton, Alberta. ...

Retired numbers

  • 3 Al Hamilton, D, 1972–80, number retired in 1980 (jersey ceremony held April 4, 2001)
  • 7 Paul Coffey, D, 1980–87, number retired October 18, 2005
  • 11 Mark Messier, C, 1979–91, number retired February 27, 2007
  • 17 Jari Kurri, RW, 1980–90, number retired October 6, 2001
  • 31 Grant Fuhr, G, 1981–91, number retired October 9, 2003
  • 99 Wayne Gretzky, C, 1978–88, number retired October 1, 1999

Al Hamilton (born August 20, 1946) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...

First-round draft picks

Note: This list does not include selections from the WHA. WHA redirects here. ...


The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Jim Playfair (born May 22, 1964 in Vanderhoof, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Jeff Beukeboom (b. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... Selmar Odelein (born April 11, 1966 in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan) is a professional ice hockey player who played 18 games in the National Hockey League. ... The first draft outside of Montreal. ... Scott Metcalfe (born January 6, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... The 1986 NHL Entry Draft was held on 21 June, at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Kim Issel (b. ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... Peter Soberlak (born May 12, 1969, in Kamloops, British Columbia) is a former professional ice hockey left winger. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Francois Leroux (born April 18, 1970) is a former National Hockey League defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. ... The 1989 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. ... Jason Soules (born March 14, 1971, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. ... The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... This article is about the ice hockey player. ... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... Tyler Wright (b. ... Martin Ručinský (born March 11, 1971 in Most, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... The 1992 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 20th at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Joe Hulbig (b. ... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... Jason William Arnott (born October 11, 1974 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey center in the NHL with the Nashville Predators. ... Nick Stajduhar (b. ... The NHL entry draft occurs during the off season and consists of amateur players being selected for national teams. ... Jason Bonsignore (b. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... The 1995 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Edmonton Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. ... R. Steve Kelly (born October 26, 1976, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is an ice hockey Left Wing currently playing for the Frankfurt Lions of Deutsche Eishockey-Liga in Germany. ... The 1996 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Kiel Arena in St. ... Boyd Devereaux (born 16 April 1978 in Seaforth, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey centre who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. // Playing career Devereaux was drafted 6th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. ... Matthieu Descoteaux (b. ... The 1997 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 21 June 1997. ... Michel Riesen (b. ... The 1998 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 27th at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. ... Michael Henrich (b. ... The 1999 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26th at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jani Rita (born July 25, 1981 in Helsinki, Finland) is a professional ice hockey winger. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... Alexei Mikhnov (b. ... The 2001 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida. ... Ales Hemsky (Cz: Aleš Hemský) is a professional ice hockey player, born August 13, 1983, in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now part of the Czech Republic). ... The 2002 NHL Entry Draft was held June 22-23 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Jesse Niinimäki (born August 19, 1983 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish ice hockey forward. ... The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Marc-Antoine Pouliot (born 22 May 1985) is an ice hockey forward, currently playing in the American Hockey League with the Hamilton Bulldogs. ... The 2004 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 26 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Devan Dubnyk (born May 4, 1986, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. ... Rob Schremp (born July 1, 1986 in Syracuse, New York) is an ice hockey player. ... The 2005 NHL Entry Draft was the 43rd NHL Entry Draft. ... Andrew Cogliano (born June 14, 1987, in Woodbridge, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... The 2006 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Albert Dwayne Roloson (born October 12, 1969 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is an NHL goaltender currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers. ... The 2007 NHL Entry Draft Logo. ... Sam Gagner (born August 10, 1989 in London, Ontario) is an ice hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers. ... Alex Plante (born May 9, 1989 in Brandon, Manitoba) is an ice hockey defenceman. ... Riley Nash (born March 9, 1989 in Consort, Alberta) is a ice hockey center, who currently plays for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers with the 21st pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. ...

Franchise scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.


Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; G/G = Goals per game; A/G = Assists per game; * = current Oilers player

Points Goals Assists
Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Wayne Gretzky C 696 583 1,086 1,669 2.40
Jari Kurri RW 754 474 569 1,043 1.38
Mark Messier C/LW 851 392 642 1,034 1.22
Glenn Anderson RW 845 417 489 906 1.07
Paul Coffey D 532 209 460 669 1.26
Doug Weight C 588 157 420 577 .98
Ryan Smyth LW 770 265 284 549 .69
Esa Tikkanen LW 490 178 258 436 .89
Kevin Lowe D 1,037 74 310 384 .37
Charlie Huddy D 694 81 287 368 .53
Player Pos G G/G
Wayne Gretzky C 583 .84
Jari Kurri RW 474 .63
Glenn Anderson RW 417 .49
Mark Messier C/LW 392 .46
Ryan Smyth LW 265 .34
Paul Coffey D 209 .39
Craig Simpson LW 185 .44
Esa Tikkanen LW 178 .36
Doug Weight C 157 .27
Craig MacTavish C 155 .22
Player Pos A A/G
Wayne Gretzky C 1,086 1.56
Mark Messier C/LW 642 .75
Jari Kurri RW 569 .75
Glenn Anderson RW 489 .58
Paul Coffey D 460 .86
Doug Weight C 420 .71
Kevin Lowe D 310 .30
Charlie Huddy D 287 .41
Ryan Smyth LW 284 .37
Esa Tikkanen LW 258 .53

Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Glenn Anderson (b. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Douglas Weight (Born January 21, 1971 in Warren, Michigan, USA) is professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... Esa Tikkanen (born January 25, 1965 in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... Charles Charlie Huddy (b. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Glenn Anderson (b. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Craig Simpson (born February 15, 1967 in London, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey player who played 634 games in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. ... Esa Tikkanen (born January 25, 1965 in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ... Douglas Weight (Born January 21, 1971 in Warren, Michigan, USA) is professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. ... Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Glenn Anderson (b. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Douglas Weight (Born January 21, 1971 in Warren, Michigan, USA) is professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. ... Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... Charles Charlie Huddy (b. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... Esa Tikkanen (born January 25, 1965 in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey forward. ...

NHL awards and trophies

Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

  • 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90

NHL League Championship* The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ...

  • 1983-84

* prior to creation of the Presidents' Trophy in 1985-86 The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Presidents' Trophy The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ...

  • 1985-86, 1986-87

WHA League Championship The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ...

  • 1978-79

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl World Hockey Association logo The 1978-79 WHA season was the seventh and last regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ... Clarence S. Campbell Bowl at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, or the Campbell Trophy, is a National Hockey League trophy awarded to the Western Conference playoff champions. ...

  • 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90, 2005-06

Art Ross Trophy The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ...

  • Wayne Gretzky: 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87

Conn Smythe Trophy Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...

Hart Memorial Trophy Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... William Edward Ranford, better known as Bill Ranford (born December 14, 1966 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Hart Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hart Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the ice hockey player who is most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League during the regular season. ...

Jack Adams Award Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...

James Norris Memorial Trophy Glen Slats Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues top defenceman. ...

King Clancy Memorial Trophy Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ...

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Kevin Hugh Lowe (born April 15, 1959) in Lachute, Quebec, is a former Defenceman in the National Hockey League and the current General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ...

Lester B. Pearson Award Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... Lester B. Pearson Award on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA). ...

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Franchise individual records

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Al Hamilton (born August 20, 1946) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... Ed Patenaude (born October 17, 1949 in Williams Lake, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 431 games in the World Hockey Association. ... Al Hamilton (born August 20, 1946) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... Al Hamilton (born August 20, 1946) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ... Doug Barrie (born October 2, 1946, in Edmonton, Alberta) is a former ice hockey defenceman. ... David Dryden (born September 5, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. ... David Dryden (born September 5, 1941 in Hamilton, Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... James Stephen Smith[1], better known as Steve Smith, (born April 30, 1963, in Glasgow, Scotland) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Paul Douglas Coffey (born June 1, 1961, in Weston, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. ... Jason William Arnott (born October 11, 1974 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey center in the NHL with the Nashville Predators. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL. // Playing career Joseph is nicknamed Cujo and has played wearing the number 31 for the St. ... Tommy Salo Tomas Mikael Salo born February 1, 1971, in Surahammar, Sweden) is a professional Ice Hockey Goaltender. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays left wing for the Colorado Avalanche. ... Andrew Cogliano (born June 14, 1987, in Woodbridge, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player. ...

Other notable figures

  • Peter Pocklington, owner of the Oilers from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s. Pocklington had a number of business deals that went sour and traded Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988.
  • Joey Moss, official Dressing Room Attendant for the Oilers. Moss, who was born with Down Syndrome, is the brother of singer Vicki Moss, whom Gretzky began dating in 1979. Gretzky asked Joey to come work for the Oilers in the early 1980s, and Moss has remained with the team ever since. Every year an intra-squad game called the "Joey Moss Cup" is held in early September. In 2003, Moss was honoured by the NHL Alumni Association with its “Seventh Man Award”, honouring those for their dedication and service behind the scenes[12]
  • Todd McFarlane, artist and creator of the comic book Spawn, is a part-owner of the franchise. In late 2001, McFarlane revealed a new logo for the Edmonton Oilers. This logo was featured on the team's Third Jersey. His company McFarlane Toys also makes action figures for the NHL.
  • Nelson Skalbania, who owned the Edmonton Oilers WHA franchise in the mid 1970s before selling the team to Peter Pocklington. Ironically, it was Skalbania who, as owner of the Indianapolis Racers, would eventually sell the contracts of three players to Pocklington in 1978 for $700,000. One of these players was Wayne Gretzky.
  • Rod Phillips, the Oilers' play-by-play broadcaster for all games on 630 CHED. Alongside Morley Scott, Phillips has only missed one Oiler game in 30 years of broadcasting. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for his great play-by-play work, and is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Oiler fans consider Phillips to be as good as the great hockey broadcasters like Bob Cole and Chris Cuthbert.[citation needed]
  • Paul Lorieau is the long-time National Anthem singer for the Edmonton Oilers

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References

  1. ^ WHAUniforms.com 1972/73 Alberta Oilers
  2. ^ CBC.ca, Number 99 goes to Edmonton
  3. ^ Hunter, Douglas (1997). Champions: The Illustrated History of Hockey's Greatest Dynasties. Chicago: Triumph Books. ISBN 1572432166. 
  4. ^ SportingNews.com, What was the greatest pro team of the last 120 years?
  5. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=177274&hubname= Oilers sign Lupul to three-year deal
  6. ^ "Beat-up Oilers have much to play for", CBC Sports, cbc.ca, March 7, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-20. (English) 
  7. ^ Katz bids to buy Oilers
  8. ^ SportingNews.com - Your expert source for NHL Hockey stats, scores, standings, blogs and fantasy news from NHL Hockey columnists
  9. ^ "Inside: Katz Looking to Acquire Oilers", TSN, tsn.ca, July 19, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-19. (English) 
  10. ^ a b "Oilers trade forward Smyth to Islanders", TSN, tsn.ca, February 28, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-20. (English) 
  11. ^ Hockeydb.com, Edmonton Oilers (NHL) season statistics and records
  12. ^ Peter Goldring.com, Joey Moss Sports Hero

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As the season approached, the Edmonton Oilers were able to land through free agency, former Hart and James Norris Trophy winner Chris Pronger from the St. Louis Blues, and also traded for New York Islanders forward Michael Peca, two-time winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy for best defensive forward.
Edmonton Oilers rookies Ales Hemsky, Shawn Horcoff, and Jarret Stoll led the way in scoring, all with breakout seasons of 77, 73, and 68 points, respectively.
The Edmonton Oilers also resigned former centre Marty Reasoner from the Boston Bruins, prospect Tom Gilbert from the University of Wisconsin, defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist from the Minnesota Wild, and defenseman Jan Hejda from Mytishchi Khimik of the Russian Super League, whose rights were acquired from the Sabres for a seventh-round pick.
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Joukkue nimettiin Edmonton Oilersin sijasta Alberta Oilersiksi, koska suunnitelmissa oli, että joukkue pelaisi kotiottelunsa sekä Edmontonissa että Calgaryssä, mutta koska joukkue pelasi lopulta monien syiden vuoksi kaikki kotiottelunsa Edmontonissa, nimi muutettiin jo seuraavana vuonna.
Gretzky oli seuran selvästi parhaana pistemiehenä johdattamassa Oilersia WHA-finaaleihin; Edmonton hävisi loppuottelusarjan Winnipeg Jetsiä vastaan voitoin 2-4.
Vuonna 1993 Oilers ei selviytynyt ensimmäistä kertaa yli kymmeneen vuoteen pudotuspeleihin ja sama toistui myös kolmena seuraavana kautena.
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