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2017–18 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 6th Pacific
Conference 12th Western
2017–18 record 36–40–6
Home record 19–18–4
Road record 17–22–2
Goals for 234
Goals against 263
General Manager Peter Chiarelli
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Connor McDavid
Alternate captains Adam Larsson
Milan Lucic
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Arena Rogers Place
Average attendance 18,347 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Connor McDavid (41)
Assists Connor McDavid (67)
Points Connor McDavid (108)
Penalties in minutes Zack Kassian (92)
Wins Cam Talbot (31)
Goals against average Al Montoya (2.94)

The 2017–18 Edmonton Oilers season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 46th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers missed the playoffs, despite qualifying for the playoffs the previous year.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

The Oilers released their pre-season schedule on June 8, 2017.[2] The Oilers' rookies and prospects participated in the annual Young Stars Classic tournament before the start of pre-season games.[3]

Pre-season game log

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[4]

2017–18 game log

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

Player statisticsEdit

Final

SkatersEdit

Regular season[5]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid 82 41 67 108 20 26
Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 78 25 45 70 –7 30
Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins 62 24 24 48 10 20
Strome, RyanRyan Strome 82 13 21 34 –4 33
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 82 10 24 34 –12 80
Maroon, PatrickPatrick Maroon

|| 57 || 14 || 16 || 30 || 5 || 60

Nurse, DarnellDarnell Nurse 82 6 20 26 15 67
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri

|| 51 || 4 || 18 || 22 || –4 || 14

Khaira, JujharJujhar Khaira 69 11 10 21 –7 47
Benning, MattMatt Benning 73 6 15 21 5 49
Klefbom, OscarOscar Klefbom 66 5 16 21 –12 18
Russell, KrisKris Russell 78 4 17 21 –7 8
Caggiula, DrakeDrake Caggiula 67 13 7 20 –13 37
Puljujarvi, JesseJesse Puljujarvi 65 12 8 20 –1 14
Letestu, MarkMark Letestu

|| 60 || 8 || 11 || 19 || –17 || 10

Kassian, ZackZack Kassian 74 7 12 19 –8 92
Larsson, AdamAdam Larsson 63 4 9 13 10 34
Slepyshev, AntonAnton Slepyshev 50 6 6 12 –4 8
Rattie, TyTy Rattie 14 5 4 9 1 2
Auvitu, YohannYohann Auvitu 33 3 6 9 4 8
Aberg, PontusPontus Aberg

|| 16 || 2 || 6 || 8 || 1 || 2

Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 36 0 8 8 –15 6
Davidson, BrandonBrandon Davidson

|| 23 || 3 || 1 || 4 || –2 || 10

Bear, EthanEthan Bear 18 1 3 4 –11 10
Pakarinen, IiroIiro Pakarinen 40 2 1 3 1 6
Yamamoto, KailerKailer Yamamoto 9 0 3 3 –2 2
Gryba, EricEric Gryba 21 0 2 2 4 31
Jokinen, JussiJussi Jokinen

|| 14 || 0 || 1 || 1 || –3 || 2

Lowe, KeeganKeegan Lowe 2 0 0 0 –1 0
Malone, BradBrad Malone 7 0 0 0 0 6
Walker, NathanNathan Walker

|| 2 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –1 || 2

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV SV% SO G A PIM
Talbot, CamCam Talbot 67 67 3,730:06 31 31 3 188 2.98 1848 2036 .908 1 0 1 8
Brossoit, LaurentLaurent Brossoit 14 10 740:14 3 7 1 40 3.45 303 343 .883 0 0 1 0
Montoya, AlAl Montoya 9 5 469:13 2 2 2 23 3.24 221 244 .906 0 0 1 0

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

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Kailer Yamamoto 1st career NHL game October 4, 2017
Kailer Yamamoto 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 14, 2017
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 400th career NHL game October 17, 2017
Iiro Pakarinen 100th career NHL game October 21, 2017
Jussi Jokinen 900th career NHL game October 28, 2017
Oscar Klefbom 200th career NHL game November 1, 2017
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 100th career NHL goal
Cam Talbot 100th career NHL win November 3, 2017
Leon Draisaitl 200th career NHL game November 5, 2017
Zack Kassian 100th career NHL point November 9, 2017
Cam Talbot 200th career NHL game
Mark Letestu 500th career NHL game November 22, 2017
Kris Russell 200th career NHL point November 30, 2017
Leon Draisaitl 100th career NHL assist December 9, 2017
Mark Letestu 200th career NHL point
Laurent Brossoit 1st career NHL assist December 12, 2017
Matt Benning 100th career NHL game January 6, 2018
Ryan Strome 300th career NHL game
Connor McDavid 200th career NHL point January 13, 2018
Drake Caggiula 100th career NHL game February 7, 2018
Kris Russell 700th career NHL game February 20, 2018
Adam Larsson 400th career NHL game February 27, 2018
Ethan Bear 1st career NHL game March 1, 2018
Ryan Strome 100th career NHL assist March 5, 2018
Ethan Bear 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
March 8, 2018
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 300th career NHL point March 10, 2018
Michael Cammalleri 900th career NHL game March 13, 2018
Milan Lucic 800th career NHL game March 17, 2018
Leon Draisaitl 200th career NHL point March 20, 2018
Connor McDavid 200th career NHL game
Adam Larsson 100th career NHL point March 24, 2018
Ethan Bear 1st career NHL goal March 25, 2018
Anton Slepyshev 100th career NHL game April 2, 2018

TransactionsEdit

The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 22, 2017 (2017-06-22) To New York Islanders
Jordan Eberle
To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Strome
[7]
June 24, 2017 (2017-06-24) To Arizona Coyotes
3rd-round pick in 2017
5th-round pick in 2017
To Edmonton Oilers
3rd-round-pick in 2017
[8]
November 14, 2017 (2017-11-14) To Los Angeles Kings
Jussi Jokinen
To Edmonton Oilers
Michael Cammalleri
[9]
December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) To Florida Panthers
Gregory Chase
To Edmonton Oilers
Future considerations
[10]
January 4, 2018 (2018-01-04) To Montreal Canadiens
4th-round pick in 2018
To Edmonton Oilers
Al Montoya
[11]
January 31, 2018 (2018-01-31) To Tampa Bay Lightning
Edward Pasquale
To Edmonton Oilers
Future considerations
[12]
February 24, 2018 (2018-02-24) To New York Islanders
Brandon Davidson
To Edmonton Oilers
3rd-round pick in 2019
[13]
February 25, 2018 (2018-02-25) To Nashville Predators
Mark Letestu
To Edmonton Oilers
Pontus Aberg
[14]
February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) To New Jersey Devils
Patrick Maroon
To Edmonton Oilers
J. D. Dudek
3rd-round pick in 2019
[15]
March 21, 2018 (2018-03-21) To Philadelphia Flyers
NJD's 3rd-round pick in 2019
To Edmonton Oilers
Rights to Cooper Marody
[16]
June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) To Toronto Maple Leafs
conditional 7th-round pick in 2020
To Edmonton Oilers
Rights to Nolan Vesey
[17]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Mitch Callahan Detroit Red Wings 2-year, $1.4 million [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Grayson Downing Arizona Coyotes 1-year, $650,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brian Ferlin Boston Bruins 1-year, $700,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Keegan Lowe Montreal Canadiens 1-year, $650,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Edward Pasquale Detroit Red Wings 1-year, $700,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Ty Rattie St. Louis Blues 1-year, $700,000 [18]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Ryan Stanton Columbus Blue Jackets 2-year, $1.4 million [18]
July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03) Brad Malone St. Louis Blues 2-year, $1.3 million [19]
July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07) Jussi Jokinen Florida Panthers 1-year, $1.1 million [20]
July 10, 2017 (2017-07-10) Yohann Auvitu New Jersey Devils 1-year, $700,000 [21]
December 28, 2017 (2017-12-28) Cameron Hebig Saskatoon Blades (WHL) 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [22]
March 5, 2018 (2018-03-05) Colin Larkin UMass Boston Beacons (NCAA III) 1-year, $690,000 entry-level contract [23]
May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) Mikko Koskinen SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) 1-year, $2.5 million [24]
May 18, 2018 (2018-05-18) Joel Persson Växjö Lakers (SHL) 1-year, $1.775 million entry-level contract [25]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 12, 2017 (2017-06-12) Eetu Laurikainen JYP (Liiga) 2-year [26]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Jordan Oesterle Chicago Blackhawks 2-year, $1.3 million [27]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Tyler Pitlick Dallas Stars 3-year, $3 million [28]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Benoit Pouliot Buffalo Sabres 1-year, $1.15 million [28]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) David Desharnais New York Rangers 1-year, $1 million [29]
July 31, 2017 (2017-07-31) David Musil Oceláři Třinec (ELH) 1-year [30]
July 31, 2017 (2017-07-31) Justin Fontaine Dinamo Minsk (KHL) 1-year [31]
August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27) Matt Hendricks Winnipeg Jets 1-year, $700,000 [32]
August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31) Zach Pochiro Allen Americans (ECHL) 1-year, $700,000 [33]
September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07) Henrik Samuelsson Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) 1-year [34]
June 5, 2018 (2018-06-05) Braden Christoffer Bakersfield Condors 1-year [35]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref
Nathan Walker Washington Capitals December 1, 2017 (2017-12-01) [36]
Brandon Davidson Montreal Canadiens December 3, 2017 (2017-12-03) [37]

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref
Nathan Walker Washington Capitals December 20, 2017 (2017-12-20) [38]

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref
November 21, 2017 (2017-11-21) Ziyat Paigin Contract termination [39]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref
July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13) Andrew Ference [40]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16) Jujhar Khaira 2-year, $1.35 million contract extension [41]
June 23, 2017 (2017-06-23) Kris Russell 4-year, $16 million contract extension [42]
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) Zack Kassian 3-year, $5.85 million contract extension [43]
June 27, 2017 (2017-06-27) Eric Gryba 2-year, $1.8 million contract extension [44]
July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05) Connor McDavid 8-year, $100 million contract extension [45]
July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12) Joey LaLeggia 1-year, $700,000 [46]
July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16) Dillon Simpson 1-year, $675,000 [47]
August 10, 2017 (2017-08-10) Kailer Yamamoto 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [48]
August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16) Leon Draisaitl 8-year, $68 million contract extension [49]
September 7, 2017 (2017-09-07) Dmitri Samorukov 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [50]
March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06) Ostap Safin 3-year, $2.625 million entry-level contract [51][52]
March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15) Kirill Maksimov 3-year, $2.625 million entry-level contract [53]
April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) Cooper Marody 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [54]
April 14, 2018 (2018-04-14) Ty Rattie 1-year, $800,000 contract extension [55]
May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08) Tyler Vesel 1-year, $735,000 entry-level contract [56]
May 14, 2018 (2018-05-14) Stuart Skinner 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [57]
June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03) Keegan Lowe 2-year, $1.35 million contract extension [58]
June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) Patrick Russell 1-year, $700,000 contract extension [59]
June 8, 2018 (2018-06-08) Nolan Vesey 2-year, entry-level contract [17]
June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14) Drake Caggiula 2-year, $3 million contract extension [60]
June 19, 2018 (2018-06-19) Matt Benning 2-year, contract extension [61]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Edmonton Oilers draft picks

Below are the Edmonton Oilers' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 22 Kailer Yamamoto C Flag of the United States USA Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
3 781 Stuart Skinner G Flag of Canada Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
3 84 Dmitri Samorukov D Flag of Russia Russia Guelph Storm (OHL)
4 115 Ostap Safin RW Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha (Czech Extraliga)
5 146 Kirill Maksimov RW Flag of Russia Russia Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
6 177 Skyler Brind'Amour C Flag of the United States USA Selects Academy U18 (USPHL U18)
7 208 Philip Kemp D Flag of the United States USA U.S. NTDP (USHL)

Draft notes:[62]

  1. The Calgary Flames' third-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent St. Louis' Third Round Pick and Vancouver's fifth-round pick both in 2017 (82nd and 126th overall) to Arizona in exchange for this pick.

ReferencesEdit

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