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2014–15 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 6th Pacific
Conference 13th Western
2014–15 record 24–44–14
Home record 15–23–3
Road record 9–21–11
Goals for 198
Goals against 283
General Manager Craig MacTavish
Coach Dallas Eakins (Oct–Dec)
Todd Nelson (Dec–Apr) (interim)
Captain Andrew Ference
Alternate captains Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall
Arena Rexall Place
Average attendance 16,839 (100%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (24)
Assists Jordan Eberle (39)
Points Jordan Eberle (63)
Penalties in minutes Matt Hendricks (76)
Wins Ben Scrivens (15)
Goals against average Laurent Brossoit (2.00)

The 2014–15 Edmonton Oilers season was the 36th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[2] and 43rd season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers missed the playoffs for the 9th straight season.

Off-seasonEdit

On April 21, 2014, the Oilers announced that Bill Scott had accepted the position of assistant general manager, replacing Rick Olczyk.[3]

On June 10, 2014, the Oilers hired Craig Ramsay as an assistant coach, replacing Kelly Buchberger. Buchberger will move into a new role in player personnel.

On June 23, 2014, the Oilers announced that Assistant Coach Steve Smith would leave the organization and he would end up being with the Carolina Hurricanes.


StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Andrew Ference Illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian during NHL game No. 163 in Edmonton on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 14:03 of the second period. 3 games $118,902.45 November 3, 2014[4]
Keith Aulie Illegal check to the head of Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan during NHL game No. 555 in Calgary on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at 19:05 of the first period. 2 games $8,602.16 January 1, 2015[5]

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Pre-season game log

Regular seasonEdit

Game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats[6]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Eberle, JordanJordan Eberle 81 24 39 63 −16 24
Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins 76 24 32 56 −12 25
Hall, TaylorTaylor Hall 53 14 24 38 −1 40
Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot 58 19 15 34 −1 28
Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell 82 12 22 34 −33 24
Yakupov, NailNail Yakupov 81 14 19 33 −35 18
Schultz, JustinJustin Schultz 81 6 25 31 −17 12
Roy, DerekDerek Roy

|| 46 || 11 || 11 || 22 || −13 || 22

Lander, AntonAnton Lander 38 6 14 20 −12 14
Klefbom, OscarOscar Klefbom 60 2 18 20 −21 4
Perron, DavidDavid Perron

|| 38 || 5 || 14 || 19 || −17 || 20

Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks 71 8 8 16 −14 76
Petry, JeffJeff Petry

|| 59 || 4 || 11 || 15 || −25 || 32

Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference 70 3 11 14 −17 39
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon 68 6 7 13 −5 17
Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello

|| 36 || 7 || 5 || 12 || −7 || 12

Nikitin, NikitaNikita Nikitin 42 4 6 10 −12 12
Fraser, MattMatt Fraser

|| 36 || 5 || 4 || 9 || −11 || 10

Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 37 2 7 9 −17 4
Fayne, MarkMark Fayne 74 2 6 8 −21 14
Miller, AndrewAndrew Miller 9 1 5 6 −2 0
Marincin, MartinMartin Marincin 41 1 4 5 −4 16
Joensuu, JesseJesse Joensuu 20 2 2 4 −8 14
Pinizzotto, SteveSteve Pinizzotto 18 2 2 4 1 30
Klinkhammer, RobRob Klinkhammer

|| 40 || 1 || 2 || 3 || −7 || 23

Gazdic, LukeLuke Gazdic 40 2 1 3 −4 43
Pakarinen, IiroIiro Pakarinen 17 1 2 3 −4 2
Hunt, BradBrad Hunt 11 1 2 3 −6 0
Hamilton, RyanRyan Hamilton 16 1 1 2 −8 6
Pitlick, TylerTyler Pitlick 17 2 0 2 −3 4
Musil, DavidDavid Musil 4 0 2 2 −2 2
Aulie, KeithKeith Aulie 31 0 1 1 −3 66
Davidson, BrandonBrandon Davidson 12 1 0 1 −5 0
Oesterle, JordanJordan Oesterle 6 0 1 1 −4 0
Hamilton, CurtisCurtis Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 5
Yakimov, BogdanBogdan Yakimov 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Nurse, DarnellDarnell Nurse 2 0 0 0 −2 0
Acton, WillWill Acton

|| 3 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −2 || 5

Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Scrivens, BenBen Scrivens 57 53 3228 15 26 11 170 3.16 1542 .890 1 0 1 4
Fasth, ViktorViktor Fasth 26 24 1336 6 15 3 76 3.41 681 .888 0 0 0 0
Bachman, RichardRichard Bachman 7 4 317 3 2 0 15 2.84 168 .911 1 0 0 0
Brossoit, LaurentLaurent Brossoit 1 1 60 0 1 0 2 2.00 51 .961 0 0 0 0
Bunz, TylerTyler Bunz 1 0 20 0 0 0 3 9.00 12 .750 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Oilers. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Ben Scrivens NHL Second Star of the Week[7] October 27, 2014
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins NHL All-Star game selection[8] January 10, 2015

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL Game October 9, 2014
Mark Fayne 100th NHL PIM October 11, 2014
Brad Hunt 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
Darnell Nurse 1st NHL Game October 14, 2014
Bogdan Yakimov
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 15, 2014
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL Goal October 24, 2014
Matt Hendricks 500th NHL PIM November 4, 2014
Iiro Pakarinen 1st NHL Game November 6, 2014
Iiro Pakarinen 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 7, 2014
Jordan Eberle 100th NHL Goal November 13, 2014
Steve Pinizzotto 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick
November 19, 2014
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 200th NHL Game November 21, 2014
Taylor Hall 100th NHL Goal November 25, 2014
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 100th NHL Assist
Jordan Eberle 300th NHL Game December 3, 2014
Brandon Davidson 1st NHL Game December 10, 2014
Brad Hunt 1st NHL Assist December 16, 2014
Ben Scrivens 100th NHL Game December 30, 2014
Anton Lander 100th NHL Game January 11, 2015
Derek Roy 700th NHL Game January 13, 2015
Boyd Gordon 600th NHL Game January 15, 2015
Boyd Gordon 100th NHL Assist January 17, 2015
Benoit Pouliot 400th NHL Game January 20, 2015
Ryan Hamilton 1st NHL Goal February 10, 2015
Iiro Pakarinen 1st NHL Assist
Mark Fayne 300th NHL Game February 16, 2015
Jordan Oesterle 1st NHL Game February 21, 2015
Jordan Oesterle 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
March 3, 2015
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2nd NHL Hat-trick March 8, 2015
Matt Hendricks 400th NHL Game March 9, 2015
Andrew Miller 1st NHL Game March 19, 2015
Andrew Ference 900th NHL Game March 21, 2015
Martin Marincin 1st NHL Goal March 25, 2015
Andrew Miller 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Luke Gazdic 100th NHL Game March 27, 2015
Andrew Miller 1st NHL Goal
Brandon Davidson 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
March 30, 2015
Tyler Bunz 1st NHL Game April 2, 2015
David Musil 1st NHL Game April 4, 2015
Justin Schultz 200th NHL Game
David Musil 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
April 7, 2015
Laurent Brossoit 1st NHL Game April 9, 2015
Curtis Hamilton

TransactionsEdit

Following the end of the Oilers' 2013–14 season, and during the 2014–15 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

Trades Edit

Date
Details
June 29, 2014[9] To Tampa Bay Lightning
Sam Gagner
To Edmonton Oilers
Teddy Purcell
November 20, 2014[9] To Vancouver Canucks
Will Acton
To Edmonton Oilers
Kellan Lain
December 29, 2014[10] To Nashville Predators
Mark Arcobello
To Edmonton Oilers
Derek Roy
January 2, 2015[11] To Pittsburgh Penguins
David Perron
To Edmonton Oilers
Rob Klinkhammer
1st-round pick in 2015Mathew Barzal
March 2, 2015[12] To Montreal Canadiens
Jeff Petry
To Edmonton Oilers
2nd-round pick in 2015Jonas Siegenthaler
4th-round pick in 2015Caleb Jones

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Mark Fayne New Jersey Devils 4 years, $14 million [13]
July 1, 2014 Benoit Pouliot New York Rangers 5 years, $20 million [14]
July 1, 2014 Keith Aulie Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year, $800,000 [15]
May 12, 2015 Eetu Laurikainen Espoo Blues (Liiga) 2 years, entry-level contract [16]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Denis Grebeshkov HC Vityaz (KHL) 1 year [17]
July 1, 2014 Philip Larsen HC Yugra (KHL) 1 year [18]
July 1, 2014 Taylor Fedun San Jose Sharks 1 year, $600,000 [19]
July 12, 2014 Ben Eager CSKA Moscow (KHL) 1 year [20]
November 17, 2014 Ryan Jones Kolner Haie (DEL) 1 year [21]
May 18, 2015 Frans Tuohimaa Leksands IF (SHL)
May 26, 2015 Steve Pinizzotto EHC München (DEL)

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Matt Fraser[22] Boston Bruins December 29, 2014

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirement Edit

Player
Ryan Smyth[23][24]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2014 Luke Gazdic 2 years, $1.6 million [25]
July 7, 2014 Jeff Petry 1 year, $3.075 million [26]
July 9, 2014 Richard Bachman 1 year, $615,000 [27]
July 15, 2014 Andrew Miller 1 year, $675,000 [28]
July 15, 2014 Curtis Hamilton 1 year, $600,000 [29]
July 15, 2014 Tyler Pitlick 1 year, $725,000 [29]
August 12, 2014 Leon Draisaitl 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [30]
August 29, 2014 Justin Schultz 1 year, $3.675 million [31]
September 13, 2014 Greg Chase 3 years, $2.145 million entry-level contract [32]
February 20, 2015 Rob Klinkhammer 1 year, $725,000 contract extension [33]
February 20, 2015 Ryan Hamilton 1 year, $600,000 contract extension [33]
March 26, 2015 Ben Betker 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
March 31, 2015 Joey LaLeggia 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [34]
April 2, 2015 Anton Lander 2 years, $1.975 million contract extension
April 5, 2015 Kyle Platzer 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
April 13, 2015 Nail Yakupov 2 years, $5.0 million contract extension [35]
May 27, 2015 Anton Slepyshev 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract

Draft picksEdit

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Edmonton finished 28th overall in the league, to secure the 3rd overall pick.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 3 Leon Draisaitl (C) Flag of Germany Germany Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
4 91[a] William Lagesson (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Frolunda HC U20 (J20 SuperElit)
4 111[b] Zachary Nagelvoort (G) Flag of the United States United States University of Michigan (Big Ten)
5 130[c] Liam Coughlin (C/LW) Flag of the United States United States Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
6 153 Tyler Vesel (C) Flag of the United States United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
7 183 Kevin Bouchard (G) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
Draft notes
  • The Edmonton Oilers' second-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on July 10, 2013, that sent David Perron to Edmonton in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and this pick.[36]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' third-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on January 15, 2014, that sent Ben Scrivens to Edmonton in exchange for this pick.[37]
  • a The Buffalo Sabres' fourth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on March 4, 2014, that sent Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota in exchange for this pick.[38]
  • b The San Jose Sharks' fourth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on October 21, 2013, that sent Mike Brown to San Jose in exchange for this pick.[39]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' fourth-round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on March 4, 2013, that sent Mike Brown to Edmonton in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[40]
  • c The Ottawa Senators' fifth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014, that sent Ales Hemsky to Ottawa in exchange for a third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[41]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' fifth-round pick went to the Anaheim Ducks as the result of a trade on March 4, 2014, that sent Viktor Fasth to Edmonton in exchange for a third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[42]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 59. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  3. http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=715829
  4. Ference suspended three games for illegal check. NHL (November 3, 2014).
  5. Oilers' Aulie suspended two games for illegal check. NHL (January 1, 2015).
  6. 2014–2015 Regular Season Stats – Points – Edmonton Oilers – Statistics. Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on April 14, 2015.
  7. Carter, Scrivens and Nielsen named 'Three Stars'. NHL (October 27, 2014).
  8. 2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL (January 10, 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Oilers Acquire Teddy Purcell
  10. Oilers trade for Derek Roy
  11. BLOG: Oilers trade Perron to Penguins
  12. BLOG: Oilers trade Petry for pair of picks
  13. BLOG: Mark Fayne signs with Oilers
  14. BLOG: Oilers sign Pouliot
  15. BLOG: Oilers add Aulie
  16. Oilers agree to terms with Laurikainen
  17. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Denis Grebeshkov signs with KHL club
  18. Archived copy.
  19. Sharks Sign Defenseman Taylor Fedun
  20. "Ben Eager and Chad Billins join CSKA". HC CSKA Moscow (2014-07-11). Retrieved on 2014-09-10.
  21. "Kolner Haie sign forward Ryan Jones" (in German). Kölner Haie (2014-11-17). Retrieved on 2014-11-17.
  22. BLOG: Oilers claim Fraser; place Pinizzotto on waivers
  23. BLOG: Smyth looks back on his final game
  24. Ryan Smyth set to play final National Hockey League game
  25. Oilers agree to terms with Gazdic
  26. Oilers agree to terms with Petry
  27. Oilers agree to terms with Bachman
  28. Oilers agree to terms with Miller
  29. 29.0 29.1 Oilers ink Pitlick and Hamilton
  30. Oilers sign Draisaitl
  31. BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with Justin Schultz
  32. Oilers Sign Greg Chase
  33. 33.0 33.1 Oilers sign Klinkhammer and Hamilton
  34. BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with LaLeggia
  35. BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with Yakupov on extension
  36. Blues Acquire Paajarvi from Oilers. National Hockey League (July 10, 2013). Retrieved on July 10, 2013.
  37. Oilers trade Dubnyk, acquire Scrivens. National Hockey League (January 15, 2014). Retrieved on May 17, 2014.
  38. Wild add veteran goalie Bryzgalov from Oilers. National Hockey League (March 4, 2014). Retrieved on March 4, 2014.
  39. Sharks Acquire Forward Mike Brown from Edmonton. San Jose Sharks (October 21, 2013). Retrieved on October 21, 2013.
  40. "Maple Leafs trade Mike Brown to Oilers", The Globe and Mail, March 4, 2013. Retrieved on March 4, 2013. 
  41. Senators acquire Hemsky from Oilers (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on March 5, 2014.
  42. Oilers add goalie Fasth from Ducks. National Hockey League (March 4, 2014). Retrieved on March 4, 2014.
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