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2016–17 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 4th Western
2016–17 record 47–26–9
Home record 25–12–4
Road record 22–14–5
Goals for 247
Goals against 212
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Connor McDavid
Alternate captains Jordan Eberle
Milan Lucic
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Arena Rogers Place
Average attendance 18,369
Team leaders
Goals Connor McDavid (30)
Assists Connor McDavid (70)
Points Connor McDavid (100)
Penalties in minutes Zack Kassian (101)
Wins Cam Talbot (42)
Goals against average Laurent Brossoit (1.99)

The 2016–17 Edmonton Oilers season was the 38th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 45th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). This was the Oilers' first season of play at their new downtown arena, Rogers Place. This season also marked the end of their 11-year playoff drought after they clinched the playoffs on March 28 against the Los Angeles Kings for their first playoff appearance since 2006. This season marked the first time since the 1986-87 season that the Oilers recorded 100 points in a season.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 game log[2]

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

PlayoffsEdit

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

As of May 10, 2017

SkatersEdit

Regular season[3]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid 82 30 70 100 27 26
Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 82 29 48 77 7 20
Eberle, JordanJordan Eberle 82 20 31 51 3 16
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 82 23 27 50 –3 50
Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins 82 18 25 43 –10 29
Maroon, PatrickPatrick Maroon 81 27 15 42 13 95
Klefbom, OscarOscar Klefbom 82 12 26 38 7 6
Letestu, MarkMark Letestu 78 16 19 35 –2 17
Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 80 8 27 35 14 18
Kassian, ZackZack Kassian 79 7 17 24 4 101
Larsson, AdamAdam Larsson 79 4 15 19 21 55
Caggiula, DrakeDrake Caggiula 60 7 11 18 3 16
Benning, MattMatt Benning 62 3 12 15 8 29
Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot 67 8 6 14 –5 34
Russell, KrisKris Russell 68 1 12 13 5 23
Pitlick, TylerTyler Pitlick 31 8 3 11 0 6
Nurse, DarnellDarnell Nurse 44 5 6 11 0 33
Slepyshev, AntonAnton Slepyshev 41 4 6 10 5 4
Puljujarvi, JesseJesse Puljujarvi 28 1 7 8 5 10
Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks 42 4 3 7 –3 29
Gryba, EricEric Gryba 40 2 4 6 –5 65
Pakarinen, IiroIiro Pakarinen 14 2 2 4 2 2
Desharnais, DavidDavid Desharnais

|| 18 || 2 || 2 || 4 || –1 || 6

Lander, AntonAnton Lander 22 1 3 4 2 6
Fayne, MarkMark Fayne 4 0 2 2 1 0
Khaira, JujharJujhar Khaira 10 1 0 1 1 2
Davidson, BrandonBrandon Davidson

|| 28 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 1 || 16

Simpson, DillonDillon Simpson 3 0 0 0 0 2
Oesterle, JordanJordan Oesterle 2 0 0 0 –1 0
Beck, TaylorTaylor Beck

|| 3 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –1 || 4

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 13 6 10 16 8 19
Letestu, MarkMark Letestu 13 5 6 11 –4 2
McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid 13 5 4 9 3 2
Maroon, PatrickPatrick Maroon 13 3 5 8 2 28
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 13 2 4 6 –5 20
Larsson, AdamAdam Larsson 13 2 4 6 –4 4
Klefbom, OscarOscar Klefbom 12 2 3 5 –2 0
Desharnais, DavidDavid Desharnais 13 1 3 4 3 0
Russell, KrisKris Russell 13 0 4 4 2 4
Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins 13 0 4 4 –3 2
Kassian, ZackZack Kassian 13 3 0 3 1 27
Slepyshev, AntonAnton Slepyshev 12 3 0 3 1 4
Caggiula, DrakeDrake Caggiula 13 3 0 3 0 25
Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 11 1 2 3 –1 2
Benning, MattMatt Benning 12 0 3 3 3 12
Eberle, JordanJordan Eberle 13 0 2 2 –6 2
Nurse, DarnellDarnell Nurse 13 0 2 2 0 6
Reinhart, GriffinGriffin Reinhart 1 0 1 1 0 0
Pakarinen, IiroIiro Pakarinen 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot 13 0 0 0 –2 4
Gryba, EricEric Gryba 3 0 0 0 –1 4

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Talbot, CamCam Talbot 73 73 4294:00 42 22 8 171 2.39 2117 .919 7 0 0 4
Brossoit, LaurentLaurent Brossoit 8 4 332:27 4 1 0 11 1.99 153 .928 0 0 0 0
Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 7 5 328:58 1 3 1 17 3.10 122 .878 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Talbot, CamCam Talbot 13 13 799:23 7 6 33 2.48 437 .924 2 0 1 0
Brossoit, LaurentLaurent Brossoit 1 0 27:08 0 0 2 4.42 8 .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

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Jesse Puljujarvi 1st NHL game
1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
October 12, 2016
Milan Lucic 400th NHL point October 16, 2016
Anton Slepyshev 1st NHL goal October 18, 2016
Jesse Puljujarvi 1st NHL assist October 26, 2016
Anton Lander 200th NHL game October 28, 2016
Matt Benning 1st NHL game November 1, 2016
Tyler Pitlick 1st NHL assist
Matt Benning 1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
November 5, 2016
Patrick Maroon 100th NHL point November 8, 2016
Benoit Pouliot 500th NHL game November 13, 2016
Patrick Maroon 300th NHL PIM November 17, 2016
Drake Caggiula 1st NHL game
1st NHL point
1st NHL assist
November 19, 2016
Connor McDavid 1st NHL hat-trick
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 100th NHL PIM December 1, 2016
Drake Caggiula 1st NHL goal December 3, 2016
Adam Larsson 300th NHL game
Jordan Eberle 200th NHL assist December 8, 2016
Andrej Sekera 200th NHL point
Dillon Simpson 1st NHL game
Andrej Sekera 600th NHL game December 17, 2016
Kris Russell 600th NHL game December 19, 2016
Mark Letestu 1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick December 21, 2016
Patrick Maroon 1st NHL hat-trick January 5, 2017
Matt Benning 1st NHL goal January 7, 2017
Kris Russell 200th NHL PIM January 12, 2017
Jujhar Khaira 1st NHL goal January 16, 2017
Leon Draisaitl 100th NHL point January 18, 2017
Connor McDavid
Eric Gryba 300th NHL PIM
Laurent Brossoit 1st NHL win January 21, 2017
Matt Hendricks 500th NHL game
Milan Lucic 700th NHL game February 2, 2017
Connor McDavid 100th NHL game February 5, 2017
Zack Kassian 500th NHL PIM February 11, 2017
Matt Hendricks 100th NHL point February 16, 2017
Mark Letestu 100th NHL assist February 18, 2017
Darnell Nurse 100th NHL game March 7, 2017
Zack Kassian 300th NHL game March 14, 2017
Jordan Eberle 500th NHL game March 25, 2017
Adam Larsson 200th NHL PIM March 30, 2017
Milan Lucic 3rd NHL hat-trick
2nd NHL natural hat-trick
April 6, 2017
Patrick Maroon 300th NHL game
Milan Lucic 900th NHL PIM April 8, 2017
Connor McDavid 100th NHL assist
Jordan Eberle 2nd NHL hat-trick April 9, 2017

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Drake Caggiula 1st NHL playoff game April 12, 2017
Leon Draisaitl
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Darnell Nurse
Iiro Pakarinen
Jordan Eberle 1st NHL playoff game
1st NHL playoff assist
1st NHL playoff point
Connor McDavid
Oscar Klefbom 1st NHL playoff game
1st NHL playoff goal
1st NHL playoff point
Matt Benning 1st NHL playoff game April 14, 2017
Anton Slepyshev
Zack Kassian 1st NHL playoff goal
1st NHL playoff point
Patrick Maroon 50th NHL playoff PIM
Connor McDavid 1st NHL playoff goal
Darnell Nurse 1st NHL playoff assist
1st NHL playoff point
Cam Talbot 1st NHL playoff win
1st NHL playoff shutout
1st NHL playoff assist
Laurent Brossoit 1st NHL playoff game April 18, 2017
Matt Benning 1st NHL playoff assist
1st NHL playoff point
April 20, 2017
Leon Draisaitl
Andrej Sekera 1st NHL playoff assist
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL playoff goal April 22, 2017
Adam Larsson 1st NHL playoff assist
Anton Slepyshev 1st NHL playoff goal
1st NHL playoff point
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1st NHL playoff assist
1st NHL playoff point
April 26, 2017
Drake Caggiula 1st NHL playoff goal May 3, 2017
David Desharnais 50th NHL playoff game May 7, 2017
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL playoff hat-trick
Griffin Reinhart 1st NHL playoff assist
1st NHL playoff point

TransactionsEdit

Following the end of the Oilers' 2015–16 season, and during the 2016–17 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) To New Jersey Devils
Taylor Hall
To Edmonton Oilers
Adam Larsson
[5]
October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07) To St. Louis Blues
Nail Yakupov
To Edmonton Oilers
Zach Pochiro
3rd-round pick in 2017
[6]
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Arizona Coyotes
Mitchell Moroz
To Edmonton Oilers
Henrik Samuelsson
[7]
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) To Montreal Canadiens
Brandon Davidson
To Edmonton Oilers
David Desharnais
[8]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To New York Rangers
Taylor Beck
To Edmonton Oilers
Justin Fontaine
[9]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Milan Lucic Los Angeles Kings 7 years, $42 million [10]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Jonas Gustavsson Boston Bruins 1 year, $800,000 [11]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Mark Fraser Binghamton Senators 1 year, $575,000 [12]
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) Taylor Beck San Antonio Rampage 1 year, $650,000 [13]
August 27, 2016 (2016-08-27) Matt Benning Northeastern University (NCAA) 2 years, $2.15 million entry-level contract [14]
October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07) Kris Russell Dallas Stars 1 year, 3.1 million [15]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) Ryan Mantha Niagara IceDogs (OHL) 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [16]
March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28) Joseph Gambardella University of Massachusetts Lowell (NCAA) 2 years, $1.45 million entry-level contract [17]
April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10) Shane Starrett United States Air Force Academy (NCAA) 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [18]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17) Rob Klinkhammer Dinamo Minsk (KHL) 1 year $500,000 [19]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Adam Clendening New York Rangers 1 year, $600,000 [20]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Andrew Miller Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $650,000 [21]
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Brad Hunt St. Louis Blues 1 year, $600,000 [22]
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) Adam Cracknell Dallas Stars 1 year, $600,000 [23]
July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) Luke Gazdic New Jersey Devils 1 year, $700,000 [24]
September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16) Nikita Nikitin Avangard Omsk (KHL) 1 year $1.5 million [25]
October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02) Kale Kessy Tulsa Oilers (ECHL) 1 year $500,000 [26]
October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09) Lauri Korpikoski Dallas Stars 1 year, $1 million [27]
November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30) Adam Pardy Nashville Predators 1 year, $575,000 [28]
May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04) Jonas Gustavsson Linköpings HC (SHL) 3 years
May 12, 2017 (2017-05-12) Jere Sallinen Örebro HK (SHL) 2 years
May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25) Anton Lander Ak Bars Kazan (KHL) 2 years, $1 million [29]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
May 19, 2016 (2016-05-19) Zack Kassian 1 year, $1.5 million [30]
June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17) Tyler Pitlick 1 year, $725,000 [31]
June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20) Jordan Oesterle 1 year, $585,000 [32]
June 27, 2016 (2016-06-27) Iiro Pakarinen 1 year, $725,000 [33]
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Ethan Bear 3 years, $2.165 million entry-level contract [34]
July 13, 2016 (2016-07-13) Jesse Puljujarvi 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [35]
July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29) David Musil 1 year, $600,000 [36]
October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11) Eric Gryba 1 year, $950,000 [37]
April 7, 2017 (2017-04-07) William Lagesson 3 years, $2.225 million entry-level contract
April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10) Ziyat Paigin 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract [18]
May 17, 2017 (2017-05-17) Dylan Wells 3 years, entry-level contract
May 21, 2017 (2017-05-21) Iiro Pakarinen 1 year, $725,000 contract extension

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Edmonton Oilers draft picks

Below are the Edmonton Oilers' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club team (League)
1 4 Jesse Puljujarvi Right Wing Flag of Finland Finland Oulun Kärpät (Liiga)
2 32 Tyler Benson Left Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Vancouver Giants (WHL)
3 63 Markus Niemelainen Defence Flag of Finland Finland Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
3 84[a] Matthew Cairns Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
3 91[b] Filip Berglund Defence Flag of Sweden Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SuperElit)
5 123 Dylan Wells Goaltender Flag of Canada.svg Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
5 149[c] Graham McPhee Left Wing Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program
6 153 Aapeli Rasanen Centre Flag of Finland Finland Tappara (Jr. A SM-liiga)
7 183 Vincent Desharnais Defence Flag of Canada.svg Canada Providence College (NCAA)

Notes

The Florida Panthers' third-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on February 27, 2016, that sent Teddy Purcell to Florida in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[38] The condition – Edmonton will receive the lower of Minnesota or Florida's third-round pick in 2016[38] – was converted on April 24, 2016, when Minnesota was eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs ensuring that the Florida's pick would be lower than Minnesota's.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' third-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on February 27, 2016, that sent Justin Schultz to Pittsburgh in exchange for this pick.[39]
The St. Louis Blues' fifth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on February 27, 2016, that sent Anders Nilsson to St. Louis in exchange for Niklas Lundstrom and this pick.[41]

ReferencesEdit

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  21. Canes Agree to Terms with Andrew Miller. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
  22. Blues Add Depth, Agree to Terms with 9 Players. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
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  24. GAZDIC INKS ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH DEVILS. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 6, 2016.
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  36. BLOG: Oilers sign Musil. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 2, 2016.
  37. Oilers Sign Gryba. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 17, 2016.
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  39. Penguins Acquire Defenseman Justin Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers for a 2016 Third-Round Draft Pick (February 27, 2016). Retrieved on February 27, 2016.
  40. Oilers acquire F Maroon from Ducks (February 29, 2016). Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
  41. Oilers deal Nilsson to St. Louis for goalie and draft pick (February 27, 2016). Retrieved on February 27, 2016.
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