March 24, 2018

Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Oilers were founded on November 1, 1971, with the team playing its first season in 1972, as one of the twelve founding franchises of the major professional World Hockey Association (WHA). They were originally intended to be one of two WHA teams in Alberta (the other one being the Calgary Broncos). However, when the Broncos relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, before the WHA’s first season began, the Oilers were renamed the Alberta Oilers. They returned to using the Edmonton Oilers name for the following year, and have been called that ever since. The Oilers subsequently joined the NHL in 1979 as one of four franchises introduced through the NHL merger with the WHA.

After joining the NHL, the Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup on five occasions: 1983–84, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88 and 1989–90. Along with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Oilers are tied for the most championships won by any team since the NHL-WHA merger and also the most won by any team that joined the league in or after 1967. Among all NHL teams, only the Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup more times since the League’s 1967 expansion. For their success in the 1980s, the Oilers team of this era has been honoured with dynasty status by the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Edmonton Oilers

Owner(s): Oilers Entertainment Group; (Daryl Katz, Katz Group of Companies)
Arena/Stadium: Rogers Place
General manager: Peter Chiarelli
Coach: Todd McLellan
Stanley Cup wins: 1990, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984

Edmonton Oilers Hockey Roster

# Pos. Age W H
Yohann Auvitu 81 Defenseman 28 187 5’11”
Ethan Bear 74 Defenseman 20 209 5’11”
Joey Benik 47 Left Wing 26 175 5’10”
Matt Benning 83 Defenseman 23 204 6’1″
Tyler Benson 49 Left Wing 20 202 5’11”
Ben Betker 76 Defenseman 23 223 6’6″
Chad Butcher 65 Right Wing 22 165 5’10”
Drake Caggiula 91 Left Wing 23 185 5’10”
Greg Chase 72 Center 23 190 6’0″
Braden Christoffer 61 Left Wing 23 188 5’10”
Josh Currie 43 Center 25 172 5’10”
Jaedon Descheneau 46 Right Wing 23 192 5’9″
Grayson Downing 28 Right Wing 25 192 6’0″
Nick Ellis 34 Goalie 24 174 6’1″
Joseph Gambardella 45 Center 24 188 5’10”
Martin Gernat 78 Defenseman 24 191 6’5″
Caleb Jones 82 Defenseman 20 205 6’1″
Kale Kessy 49 Left Wing 25 196 6’3″
Jujhar Khaira 16 Left Wing, 23 214 6’4″
Joey LaLeggia 84 Defenseman 25 182 5’9″
William Lagesson 89 Defenseman 22 202 6’2″
Eetu Laurikainen 35 Goalie 25 195 6’0″
Loik Leveille 89 Defenseman 21 228 5’11”
Alexis Loiseau 43 Center 24 171 6’0″
Kirill Maksimov 57 Right Wing 18 193 6’2″
Ryan Mantha 90 Defenseman 21 229 6’6″
Connor McDavid 97 Center 21 192 6’1″
Mitch Moroz 53 Left Wing 23 216 6’3″
Markus Niemelainen 80 Defenseman 19 198 6’4″
Zach O’Brien 53 Right Wing 25 192 5’11”
Ziyat Paigin 92 Defenseman 23 210 6’6″
Edward Pasquale 32 Goalie 27 215 6’3″
Kyle Platzer 71 Center 23 172 6’0″
Zach Pochiro 54 Left Wing 24 155 6’1″
Evan Polei 41 Left Wing 22 226 6’1″
Jesse Puljujarvi 98 Right Wing 19 211 6’4″
Connor Rankin 47 Left Wing 23 191 6’0″
Ty Rimmer 38 Goalie 26 170 5’11”
Patrick Russell 52 Right Wing 25 205 6’1″
Ostap Safin 59 Right Wing 19 191 6’5″
Jere Sallinen 70 Left Wing 27 195 6’2″
Dmitri Samorukov 78 Defenseman 18 180 6’2″
Frankie Simonelli 86 Defenseman 25 188 5’11”
Dillon Simpson 79 Defenseman 25 194 6’2″
Stuart Skinner 50 Goalie 19 202 6’3″
Anton Slepyshev 58 Right Wing 23 221 6’2″
Shane Starrett 40 Goalie 23 189 6’5″
Ryan Vesce 59 Center 35 166 5’7″
Dylan Wells 30 Goalie 20 186 6’1″
Kailer Yamamoto 56 Right Wing 19 154 5’8″