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2015–16 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 7th Pacific
Conference 14th Western
2015–16 record 31–43–8
Home record 19–20–2
Road record 12–23–6
Goals for 203
Goals against 245
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Vacant
Alternate captains Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ference
Taylor Hall
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Arena Rexall Place
Average attendance 16,839 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Taylor Hall (26)
Assists Taylor Hall (39)
Points Taylor Hall (65)
Penalties in minutes Zack Kassian (114)
Wins Cam Talbot (21)
Goals against average Cam Talbot (2.55)

The 2015–16 Edmonton Oilers season was the 37th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 44th season, including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The season began its regular games on October 8, 2015, against the St. Louis Blues, and concluded with a home and away series on April 6 and 9, 2016 against the Vancouver Canucks; the Oilers' final home game on April 6 was their final game at Rexall Place, its home arena since 1974. The team moved to the new downtown Rogers Place for the 2016–17 season.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and results Edit

Pre-season Edit

The Oilers finished 1st in the West for the preseason; the Red Wings finished first in the East.

2015 Edmonton Oilers Pre-season game log

Regular season Edit

2015–16 Edmonton Oilers Game Log[2]

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

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[3]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Hall, TaylorTaylor Hall 82 26 39 65 −4 54
Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 72 19 32 51 −2 20
McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid 45 16 32 48 −1 18
Eberle, JordanJordan Eberle 69 25 22 47 −12 14
Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot 55 14 22 36 −6 30
Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins 55 12 22 34 −9 18
Purcell, TeddyTeddy Purcell

|| 61 || 11 || 21 || 32 || −9 || 10

Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 81 6 24 30 −15 12
Letestu, MarkMark Letestu 82 10 15 25 −21 10
Yakupov, NailNail Yakupov 60 8 15 23 −16 24
Korpikoski, LauriLauri Korpikoski 71 10 12 22 −17 10
Maroon, PatrickPatrick Maroon

|| 16 || 8 || 6 || 14 || 6 || 34

Pakarinen, IiroIiro Pakarinen 63 5 8 13 −10 8
Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks 68 5 7 12 2 82
Klefbom, OscarOscar Klefbom 30 4 8 12 −4 6
Davidson, BrandonBrandon Davidson 51 4 7 11 7 20
Nurse, DarnellDarnell Nurse 69 3 7 10 −13 60
Schultz, JustinJustin Schultz

|| 45 || 3 || 7 || 10 || −22 || 14

Kassian, ZackZack Kassian 36 3 5 8 −7 114
Fayne, MarkMark Fayne 69 2 5 7 −6 18
Gryba, EricEric Gryba 53 1 5 6 0 75
Clendening, AdamAdam Clendening

|| 20 || 1 || 5 || 6 || 3 || 10

Oesterle, JordanJordan Oesterle 17 0 5 5 1 0
Pardy, AdamAdam Pardy

|| 9 || 0 || 3 || 3 || −4 || 6

Lander, AntonAnton Lander 61 1 2 3 −9 18
Khaira, JujharJujhar Khaira 15 0 2 2 −2 13
Nikitin, NikitaNikita Nikitin 11 0 1 1 −5 8
Klinkhammer, RobRob Klinkhammer 14 1 0 1 −6 6
Gazdic, LukeLuke Gazdic 29 1 0 1 −6 24
Reinhart, GriffinGriffin Reinhart 29 0 1 1 −6 20
Slepyshev, AntonAnton Slepyshev 11 0 1 1 −5 2
Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference 6 0 0 0 −4 6
Cracknell, AdamAdam Cracknell

|| 8 || 0 || 0 || 0 || −2 || 6

Hunt, BradBrad Hunt 7 0 0 0 −1 2
Miller, AndrewAndrew Miller 6 0 0 0 −1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Talbot, CamCam Talbot 56 53 3223:52 21 27 5 137 2.55 1648 .917 3 0 1 0
Nilsson, AndersAnders Nilsson

|| 26 || 24 || 1413:17 || 10 || 12 || 2 || 74 || 3.14 || 745 || .901 || 0 || 0 || 1 || 4

Brossoit, LaurentLaurent Brossoit 5 5 299:31 0 4 1 18 3.60 142 .873 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

RosterEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

Awards Edit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Taylor Hall NHL Third Star of the Week[5] November 2, 2015
Connor McDavid NHL Rookie of the Month - October[6] November 2, 2015
Taylor Hall NHL Second Star of the Week[7] December 14, 2015
Taylor Hall NHL All-Star game selection[8] January 6, 2016
Connor McDavid NHL Rookie of the Month - February March 1, 2016
Cam Talbot NHL First Star of the Week March 5, 2016
Connor McDavid NHL Rookie of the Month - March April 1, 2016

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Taylor Hall 300th NHL Game October 8, 2015
Connor McDavid 1st NHL Game
Anton Slepyshev
Connor McDavid 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
October 13, 2015
Benoit Pouliot 100th NHL Assist
Connor McDavid 1st NHL Assist October 17, 2015
Anton Slepyshev 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 23, 2015
Nail Yakupov 200th NHL Game
Eric Gryba 200th NHL PIM October 27, 2015
Darnell Nurse 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
Benoit Pouliot 200th NHL Point
Darnell Nurse 1st NHL Assist October 29, 2015
Andrej Sekera 500th NHL Game November 6, 2015
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 200th NHL Point November 8, 2015
Anders Nilsson 1st NHL Assist November 11, 2015
Teddy Purcell 500th NHL Game November 12, 2015
Brandon Davidson 1st NHL Assist November 18, 2015
Benoit Pouliot 100th NHL Goal November 25, 2015
Nail Yakupov 100th NHL Point
Oscar Klefbom 100th NHL Game November 27, 2015
Jujhar Khaira 1st NHL Game November 28, 2015
Jujhar Khaira 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
December 4, 2015
Taylor Hall 200th NHL PIM December 9, 2015
Lauri Korpikoski 1st NHL Hat-trick December 11, 2015
Benoit Pouliot 300th NHL PIM December 19, 2015
Taylor Hall 300th NHL Point December 21, 2015
Lauri Korpikoski 500th NHL Game December 31, 2015
Jordan Eberle 300th NHL Point January 2, 2016
Eric Gryba 200th NHL Game
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 300th NHL Game January 10, 2016
Zack Kassian 200th NHL Game January 16, 2016
Matt Hendricks 600th NHL PIM January 18, 2016
Justin Schultz 100th NHL Point January 21, 2016
Jordan Eberle 1st NHL Hat-trick February 11, 2016
Jordan Eberle 400th NHL Game February 13, 2016
Teddy Purcell 100th NHL PIM
Lauri Korpikoski 100th NHL Assist February 16, 2016
Cam Talbot 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
February 26, 2016
Cam Talbot 100th NHL Game March 1, 2016
Cam Talbot 10th NHL Shutout March 3, 2016
Jordan Eberle 100th NHL PIM March 10, 2016
Leon Draisaitl 100th NHL Game March 16, 2016
Zack Kassian 400th NHL PIM March 24, 2016
Nail Yakupov 100th NHL PIM April 2, 2016
Mark Letestu 400th NHL Game April 9, 2016

TransactionsEdit

Following the end of the Oilers' 2014–15 season, and during the 2015–16 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) To New York Islanders
PIT's 1st-round pick in 2015
2nd-round pick in 2015
To Edmonton Oilers
Griffin Reinhart
[9]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To New York Rangers
MTL's 2nd-round pick in 2015
OTT's 3rd-round pick in 2015
7th-round pick in 2015
To Edmonton Oilers
Cam Talbot
7th-round pick in 2015
[10]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Martin Marincin
To Edmonton Oilers
Brad Ross
PIT's 4th-round pick in 2015
[11]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Ottawa Senators
Travis Ewanyk
PIT's 4th-round pick in 2015
To Edmonton Oilers
Eric Gryba
[11]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Tampa Bay Lightning
7th-round pick in 2016
To Edmonton Oilers
ANA's 7th-round pick in 2015
[12]
June 30, 2015 (2015-06-30) To Arizona Coyotes
Boyd Gordon
To Edmonton Oilers
Lauri Korpikoski
[13]
July 6, 2015 (2015-07-06) To Chicago Blackhawks
Liam Coughlin
To Edmonton Oilers
Anders Nilsson
[14]
December 28, 2015 (2015-12-28) To Montreal Canadiens
Ben Scrivens
To Edmonton Oilers
Zack Kassian
[15]
February 24, 2016 (2016-02-24) To Vancouver Canucks
Philip Larsen
To Edmonton Oilers
5th-round pick in 2017
[16]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To St. Louis Blues
Anders Nilsson
To Edmonton Oilers
Niklas Lundstrom
5th-round pick in 2016
[17]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Justin Schultz[Note 1]
To Edmonton Oilers
3rd-round pick in 2016
[18]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Florida Panthers
Teddy Purcell
To Edmonton Oilers
3rd-round pick in 2016
[19]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Anaheim Ducks
Martin Gernat
4th-round pick in 2016
To Edmonton Oilers
Patrick Maroon[Note 2]
[20]
Notes
  • Note 1 Edmonton to retain 50% ($1.95 million) of salary as part of trade.
  • Note 2 Anaheim to retain 25% ($0.5 million) of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Andrej Sekera Los Angeles Kings 6 years, $33 million [21]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Mark Letestu Columbus Blue Jackets 3 years, $5.4 million [22]
March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13) Jere Sallinen Jokerit (KHL) 1 year, $792,500 entry-level contract [23]
April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07) Nick Ellis Providence Friars (NCAA) 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [24]
May 7, 2016 (2016-05-07) Drake Caggiula University of North Dakota (NCAA) 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [25]
May 9, 2016 (2016-05-09) Patrick Russell St. Cloud State University (NCAA) 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [26]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Richard Bachman Vancouver Canucks 2 years, $1.15 million [27]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Matt Fraser Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $650,000 [28]
July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09) Viktor Fasth CSKA Moscow (KHL) 1 year [29]
September 29, 2015 (2015-09-29) Kellan Lain Manitoba Moose (AHL) 1 year
September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30) Curtis Hamilton Sparta Prague (Czech Extraliga)
October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09) Derek Roy SC Bern (NLA) 1 year
April 29, 2016 (2016-04-29) Niklas Lundstrom IF Björklöven (HockeyAllsvenskan) 1 year

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Adam Clendening Anaheim Ducks January 27, 2016 [30]
Adam Cracknell Vancouver Canucks February 29, 2016 [31]
Adam Pardy Winnipeg Jets February 29, 2016 [31]

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref

Lost via retirement Edit

Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Connor McDavid 3 years, $2.875 million entry-level contract [32]
July 6, 2015 (2015-07-06) Anders Nilsson 1 year, $1 million [14]
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Justin Schultz 1 year, $3.9 million [33]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Brandon Davidson 1 year, $585,000 [34]
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) Tyler Pitlick 1 year, $761,250 [34]
September 20, 2015 (2015-09-20) Oscar Klefbom 7 years, $29 million contract extension [35]
October 5, 2015 (2015-10-05) Braden Christoffer 3 years, $1.95 million entry-level contract [36]
January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17) Cam Talbot 3 years, $12 million contract extension [37]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) Laurent Brossoit 2 years, $1.5 million contract extension [38]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) Brandon Davidson 2 years, $2.85 million contract extension [39]
April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07) Caleb Jones 3 years, $2.115 million entry-level contract [40]


Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Edmonton Oilers draft picks

Below are the Edmonton Oilers' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Edmonton Oilers won the 2015 draft lottery that took place on April 18, 2015[41]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Connor McDavid Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Erie Otters (OHL)
4 117[a] Caleb Jones Defense Flag of the United States United States USA Hockey National Team Development Program
5 124 Ethan Bear Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
6 154 John Marino Defense Flag of the United States United States South Shore Kings (USPHL)
7 208[b] Miroslav Svoboda Goaltender Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Oceláři Třinec U20 (Jr. A Czech Extraliga)
7 209[c] Ziyat Paigin Defence Flag of Russia Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)

Draft notes[42]

  • The Edmonton Oilers' second-round pick went to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on June 26, 2015 that sent the Rangers' first-round pick in 2015 to the New York Islanders in exchange for Florida's third-round pick in 2015 and this pick. The Islanders previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 26, 2015 that sent Griffin Reinhart to Edmonton in exchange for Pittsburgh's first-round pick in 2015 and this pick.
  • The Edmonton Oilers' third-round pick went to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on November 28, 2014 that sent Eric Brewer to Anaheim in exchange for this pick.[43] Anaheim previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 4, 2014 that sent Viktor Fasth to Edmonton in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[44]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' fourth-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on July 10, 2013 that sent David Perron and a third-round pick in 2015 to Edmonton in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi, a second-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[45]
  • a  The Montreal Canadiens' fourth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Jeff Petry to Montreal in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[46] The condition – Edmonton will receive a fourth-round pick in 2015 if Montreal advances to the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs[47] – was converted on April 26, 2015 when Montreal eliminated Ottawa in first-round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • The Edmonton Oilers' seventh-round pick went to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Cam Talbot and a seventh-round pick in 2015 to Edmonton in exchange for Montreal's second-round pick in 2015, Ottawa's third-round pick in 2015, and this pick.
  • b  The Anaheim Ducks' seventh-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Dallas' seventh-round pick in 2016 to Tampa Bay in exchange for this pick.
  • c  The New York Rangers' seventh-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Montreal's second-round pick in 2015, Ottawa's third-round pick in 2015, and seventh-round pick in 2015 to the Rangers in exchange for Cam Talbot and this pick.

ReferencesEdit

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  38. Oilers sign Brossoit to extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
  39. Oilers sign Davidson to extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
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