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|Colors:||Orange, navy blue & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe, Mark Messier, Adam Oates, Jacques Plante, Chris Pronger & Norm Ullman|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Clare Drake, Roger Neilson, Pat Quinn & Glen Sather|
|Retired Numbers:||3, 7, 9, 11,17, 31 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||5: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88 & 1989-90|
The Edmonton Oilers officially joined the NHL in the 1979-80 season, after previously existing within the WHA, where they were generally a mediocre mid table side.
However, in their final year within the organization the Oilers acquired a fresh faced Wayne Gretzky, who helped them record their best season yet, boasting a record of 48-30-2 and a championship defeat to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Oilers didn’t get off to a good start in the NHL, rarely impressing in the regular season, and struggling badly in the postseason, winning just one series from the first three years. Despite this lack of success, the team was building, and in the 1981-82 campaign the Oilers became the first side to score upwards of 400 goals, with Gretzky responsible for scoring 92 of them.
The tide changed for the Oilers in the years to come, and after being swept over 4 games by the Islanders in the 1982-83 Stanley Cup Final, the Oilers would go on to win 5 of the next 7 as one of the most dominant dynasties the sport has ever seen.
Gretzky cemented himself as the greatest player of all time over the Oilers reign, however, he would be traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988 as part of one of the most shocking and heavily protested transfers of all time.
As fate would have it, the next season saw the Oilers meet the Kings in the playoffs, and after taking a commanding 3-1 lead over the Los Angeles side, Gretzky would lead his new side to a legendary comeback, winning 4-3.
The Oilers would bounce back from that crushing defeat with their fifth and final Stanley Cup victory the next season, defeating the Bruins comfortably. This victory marked the franchises only championship without Wayne Gretzky, and would also be the last time that the Oilers qualify for the final up until 2006.
After a Stanley Cup Final defeat to the Hurricanes in the 2005-06 campaign, the Oilers would lose many of their core players to trades and free agency departures which ushered in the longest period of mediocrity in franchise history, failing to qualify for playoffs for the next 10 consecutive seasons.
In a stroke of luck the Oilers won the draft lottery in 2015, allowing them to exchange their third overall pick for the first pick in the 2015 NHL draft. The result of their good fortune meant that the Oilers acquired the hottest property in hockey, Connor McDavid, who would go on to be named captain of the side at just 19 years old, making him the youngest ever player to do so in the league.
McDavid was catapulted into the limelight instantly and it paid off for the Oilers, with the generational talent excelling right out the gate and taking them to the playoffs in his first full season with the club in 2016-17.
Despite consistently brilliant performances from McDavid the Oilers failed to reach the playoffs in the two seasons that followed, but have since finished 2nd place in their division for the most recent campaigns, bombing out in the first round of the playoffs both years.
The Oilers had a great 2021-22 season, they finished second in the Pacific Division, and they made it all the way to the Conference Finals in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they were swept by the eventual winners, the Colorado Avalanche. They finished the regular season with a record of 49-27-6.
If you are a fan of the Edmonton Oilers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Edmonton Oilers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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Jay Woodcroft is the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, his career overall record in the National Hockey League regular season is 38-26-9. This head coaching job is his first and only head coaching job in the National Hockey League. During his tenure the franchise has made the Stanley Cup playoffs once, in his only season at the helm up until this point. His career overall Stanley Cup playoff record is currently sitting at 8-8 after a run to the Western Conference Finals last season.
After a five year playing career he moved to the coaching ranks and has been going strong for a decade and a half heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. Following their deep playoff run he was officially named the full time coach during the offseason. Edmonton gave him a three year contract to lead the team into the future.
Connor McDavid is the top guy on this Edmonton Oilers roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his eighth season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 44 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 79 assists to his total.
Overall, he finished with a total of 123 points in 80 games played. He is one of the top players in the National Hockey League. He is an elite scorer and a solid passer as well and will almost certainly set records before his career is all said and done. His ability to score the puck is up there with the skill level of legends of the sport.
Leon Draisaitl is yet another solid guy on this Edmonton Oilers roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. He will be entering his ninth season in the National Hockey League this upcoming year. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 55 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season.
He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 55 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 110 points in 80 games played. He is the perfect compliment to a guy like Connor McDavid as they make up a pair of teammates that are top five in the entire National Hockey League. It is fair to say the Oilers have two of the best guys in the league on the ice at the same time. Last season he set a career high in both goals and assists as he will look to top that this year.
The Edmonton Oilers’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 49-27-6 and in 2nd place of the Pacific Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Pacific Division championship this season currently sit at +200 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them first in the Pacific Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Western Conference currently sit at +700 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 4th in the Western Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +1400 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 6th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
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Where do the Edmonton Oilers play?
The Edmonton Oilers play their home games at Rogers Place.
Who owns the Edmonton Oilers?
The Edmonton Oilers are owned by Canadian Billionaire, Daryl Katz.
Have the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup?
The Edmonton Oilers have won 5 Stanley Cups.
Who is the Edmonton Oilers general manager?
Ken Holland is the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers.
Do the Edmonton Oilers play tonight?
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What is the Edmonton Oilers record?
The Edmonton Oilers had a 49-27-6 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Edmonton Oilers win last night?
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How much are the Edmonton Oilers worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Edmonton Oilers are worth $1.1 billion.
Who do the Edmonton Oilers play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Edmonton Oilers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Edmonton Oilers?
You can watch the Edmonton Oilers games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.
Will the Edmonton Oilers make the playoffs this year?
While we do not yet know if the Edmonton Oilers will make the playoffs this year, they did make the playoffs in 2021-22 but lost in the Conference Finals.
Will the Edmonton Oilers get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Edmonton Oilers do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
When do the Edmonton Oilers play?
Edmonton Oilers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the Edmonton Oilers finish the season?
The Edmonton Oilers finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 2nd place in the Pacific Division.
How many games did the Edmonton Oilers win?
The Edmonton Oilers won 49 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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