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2018–19 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 7th Pacific
Conference 14th Western
2018–19 record 35–38–9
Home record 18–19–4
Road record 17–19–5
Goals for 232
Goals against 274
General Manager Peter Chiarelli (Oct. 6 – Jan. 22)
Keith Gretzky (Jan. 23 – present) (interim)
Coach Todd McLellan (Oct. 6 – Nov. 20)
Ken Hitchcock (Nov. 20 – present)
Captain Connor McDavid
Alternate captains Adam Larsson
Milan Lucic
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Arena Rogers Place
Team leaders
Goals Leon Draisaitl (50)
Assists Connor McDavid (75)
Points Connor McDavid (116)
Penalties in minutes Zack Kassian (102)
Wins Mikko Koskinen (25)
Goals against average Mikko Koskinen (2.93)

The 2018–19 Edmonton Oilers season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 47th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers were eliminated from playoff contention on April 1, 2019, after the St. Louis Blues' shootout win against the Colorado Avalanche.[2]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

The pre-season schedule was published on June 13, 2018.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[4]

2018–19 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Notes:
a Game was played at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Player statisticsEdit

As of April 6, 2019[5][6][7]

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
McDavid, ConnorConnor McDavid 78 41 75 116 3 20
Draisaitl, LeonLeon Draisaitl 82 50 55 105 2 52
Nugent-Hopkins, RyanRyan Nugent-Hopkins 82 28 41 69 –13 26
Nurse, DarnellDarnell Nurse 82 10 31 41 –5 87
Chiasson, AlexAlex Chiasson 73 22 16 38 –1 32
Klefbom, OscarOscar Klefbom 61 5 23 28 –11 16
Kassian, ZackZack Kassian 79 15 11 26 –6 102
Lucic, MilanMilan Lucic 79 6 14 20 –9 91
Larsson, AdamAdam Larsson 82 3 17 20 –28 44
Khaira, JujharJujhar Khaira 60 3 15 18 –12 43
Benning, MattMatt Benning 70 5 12 17 11 33
Russell, KrisKris Russell 72 3 13 16 5 27
Caggiula, DrakeDrake Caggiula

|| 29 || 7 || 4 || 11 || –8 || 16

Rattie, TyTy Rattie 50 4 7 11 –2 4
Rieder, TobiasTobias Rieder 67 0 11 11 –8 8
Gagner, SamSam Gagner

|| 25 || 5 || 5 || 10 || –3 || 10

Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 70 6 3 9 –14 33
Puljujarvi, JesseJesse Puljujarvi 46 4 5 9 –14 16
Jones, CalebCaleb Jones 17 1 5 6 –9 6
Currie, JoshJosh Currie 21 2 3 5 2 2
Sekera, AndrejAndrej Sekera 24 0 4 4 3 6
Cave, ColbyColby Cave

|| 33 || 2 || 1 || 3 || –4 || 8

Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner

|| 25 || 2 || 1 || 3 || –6 || 2

Gravel, KevinKevin Gravel 36 0 3 3 –2 4
Gambardella, JoeJoe Gambardella 15 0 3 3 2 2
Strome, RyanRyan Strome

|| 18 || 1 || 1 || 2 || –1 || 14

Yamamoto, KailerKailer Yamamoto 17 1 1 2 –6 2
Wideman, ChrisChris Wideman

|| 5 || 0 || 2 || 2 || –2 || 4

Garrison, JasonJason Garrison

|| 17 || 1 || 0 || 1 || 1 || 8

Manning, BrandonBrandon Manning

|| 12 || 1 || 0 || 1 || –1 || 4

Bouchard, EvanEvan Bouchard 7 1 0 1 –5 2
Petrovic, AlexAlex Petrovic

|| 9 || 0 || 1 || 1 || –7 || 2

Malone, BradBrad Malone 16 0 0 0 0 4
Russell, PatrickPatrick Russell 6 0 0 0 0 2
Zykov, ValentinValentin Zykov

|| 5 || 0 || 0 || 0 || –1 || 2

Marody, CooperCooper Marody 6 0 0 0 –1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Koskinen, MikkoMikko Koskinen 55 51 2,991:51 25 21 6 146 2.93 1,551 .906 4 0 2 2
Talbot, CamCam Talbot

|| 31 || 29 || 1,694:34 || 10 || 15 || 3 || 95 || 3.36 || 888 || .893 || 1 || 0 || 1 || 0

Stolarz, AnthonyAnthony Stolarz

|| 6 || 2 || 238:41 || 0 || 2 || 0 || 15 || 3.77 || 145 || .897 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

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

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Evan Bouchard 1st NHL game October 6, 2018
Darnell Nurse 200th NHL game October 13, 2018
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 200th NHL assist October 16, 2018
Kailer Yamamoto 1st NHL goal October 18, 2018
Jujhar Khaira 100th NHL game October 20, 2018
Cooper Marody 1st NHL game October 23, 2018
Jesse Puljujarvi 100th NHL game
Evan Bouchard 1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
October 25, 2018
Mikko Koskinen 1st NHL shutout November 1, 2018
Oscar Klefbom 100th NHL point November 3, 2018
Milan Lucic 1,000th NHL PIM November 6, 2018
Zack Kassian 400th NHL game November 8, 2018
Patrick Russell 1st NHL game November 17, 2018
Connor McDavid 100th NHL goal November 20, 2018

RecordsEdit

  • 9: An NHL record for most consecutive team goals a player has factored on to begin a season by Connor McDavid (4 goals, 5 assists) on October 16, 2018.

TransactionsEdit

The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Montreal Canadiens
3rd-round pick in 2018
5th-round pick in 2018
To Edmonton Oilers
WSH's 2nd-round pick in 2018
[8]
June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24) To Montreal Canadiens
5th-round pick in 2019
To Edmonton Oilers
Hayden Hawkey
[9]
October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01) To St. Louis Blues
Jakub Jerabek
To Edmonton Oilers
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
[10]
November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) To New York Rangers
Ryan Strome
To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Spooner
[11]
November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22) To Ottawa Senators
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
To Edmonton Oilers
Chris Wideman
[12]
December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30) To Chicago Blackhawks
Drake Caggiula
Jason Garrison
To Edmonton Oilers
Brandon Manning
Robin Norell
[13]
December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30) To Florida Panthers
Chris Wideman
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2019
To Edmonton Oilers
Alex Petrovic
[14]
Template:Startdate To Philadelphia Flyers
Cam Talbot
To Edmonton Oilers
Anthony Stolarz
[15]
Template:Startdate To Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Spooner
To Edmonton Oilers
Sam Gagner
[16]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kyle Brodziak from St. Louis Blues 2-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Laurent Brossoit to Winnipeg Jets 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kevin Gravel from Los Angeles Kings 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Eric Gryba to New Jersey Devils 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Tobias Rieder from Los Angeles Kings 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Dillon Simpson to Columbus Blue Jackets 1-year [20]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Yohann Auvitu to Sochi (KHL) 2-year [21]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Joey LaLeggia to St. Louis Blues 2-year [22]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Iiro Pakarinen to Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) 1-year [23]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Anton Slepyshev to CSKA Moscow (KHL) 2-year [24]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Josh Currie from Bakersfield Condors (AHL) 2-year [25]
July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24) Grayson Downing to Colorado Eagles (AHL) 1-year [26]
July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24) Kyle Platzer to Charlotte Checkers (AHL) 1-year [27]
August 20, 2018 (2018-08-20) Jakub Jerabek from Washington Capitals 1-year [28]
September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13) Ben Betker to Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) 1-year [29]
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Alex Chiasson from Washington Capitals 1-year [30]
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Jason Garrison from Vegas Golden Knights 1-year [30]
May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21) Logan Day from Bakersfield Condors (AHL) 1-year [31]
May 24, 2019 (2019-05-24) Joakim Nygård from Färjestad BK (SHL) 1-year [32]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01) Pontus Aberg to Anaheim Ducks [33]
November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30) Valentin Zykov from Carolina Hurricanes [34]
December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29) Valentin Zykov to Vegas Golden Knights [35]
January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15) Colby Cave from Boston Bruins [36]

Contract terminationsEdit

Date Player Via Ref
June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21) Eric Gryba Buyout [37]

RetirementEdit

Date Player Ref

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) Ryan Strome 2-year [38]
July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17) Evan Bouchard 3-year [39]
September 17, 2018 (2018-09-17) Darnell Nurse 2-year [40]
January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21) Mikko Koskinen 3-year [41]
May 1, 2019 (2019-05-01) Ryan McLeod 3-year [42]
May 22, 2019 (2019-05-22) Olivier Rodrigue 3-year [43]
May 29, 2019 (2019-05-29) Joe Gambardella 2-year [44]
June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03) Brad Malone 1-year [45]
June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03) Shane Starrett 1-year [45]
June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11) Patrick Russell 1-year [46]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Edmonton Oilers draft picks

Below are the Edmonton Oilers' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Evan Bouchard D Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada London Knights (OHL)
2 40 Ryan McLeod C Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
2 621 Olivier Rodrigue G Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
6 164 Michael Kesselring D Flag of the United States.png United States New Hampton School (USHS)
7 195 Patrik Siikanen C Flag of Finland.png Finland Blues U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)

Notes:

  1. The Washington Capitals' second-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent a third and fifth-round pick both in 2018 (71st and 133rd overall) to Montreal in exchange for this pick.[47]

ReferencesEdit

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  14. RELEASE: Oilers acquire defenceman Alexander Petrovic (December 30, 2018). Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
  15. RELEASE: Oilers acquire goaltender Anthony Stolarz from Philadelphia (February 15, 2019). Retrieved on February 16, 2019.
  16. RELEASE: Oilers acquire Sam Gagner from Vancouver (February 16, 2019). Retrieved on February 16, 2019.
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  46. RELEASE: Oilers sign Russell to extension (June 11, 2019). Retrieved on June 13, 2019.
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