WINNIPEG, MB - Mark Letestu has played more than 400 NHL games in his career. He has 70 career goals in the regular season, and one in the playoffs.
"Playoff goal there (in Columbus)," Letestu said of his proudest hockey goal. "I've scored a couple overtime goals down the stretch for a playoff drive. But this one's pretty cool. It's a memorable thing I'll be able to tell my kids."
WINNIPEG, MB - Any worries of overcoming the distractions of playing in an outdoor game were erased by a three-goal second period and shut-down goaltending by Cam Talbot, as the Oilers spoiled the Jets 2016 Heritage Classic hopes with a 3-0 victory.
An unassuming box of pucks once shared a space with a lawnmower and garden shovel. Now the contents of that box act as a primary display inside the newly unveiled Oilers Hall of Fame room at Rogers Place.
When Oilers Head Equipment Manager, Barrie Stafford, first caught wind that Glen "Slats" Sather had saved many of the record-setting pucks from his time spent as head coach and general manager of the Oilers in the 1980s, he quickly jumped in his car and drove the four hours to Banff to retrieve the box that had been safely tucked away inside Sather's garage.
WINNIPEG, MB - Ryan Smyth was a massive Oilers fan growing up. The Banff, AB native watched and idolized Wayne Gretzky and his flashy Oilers as they beat up on the Smythe Division. It seemed as if the road to the Stanley Cup led through Edmonton, and rivalries came with that.