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Plays of the Year: Round 1, Game A

In Round 1, Game A it's Connor McDavid's top shelf snipe up against Cam Talbot's save on Monahan

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

Each week during this past season, edmontonoilers.com reviewed all the top goals and saves and put the vote to you the fans for the top play for the week. Those plays are back as the top 32 plays face off in head-to-head competition until a winner is ultimately determined. We will regularly put two plays up against one another and it's up to you to decide which one will advance on to the next round.

In Round 1, Game A it's Connor McDavid's top shelf snipe up against Cam Talbot's save on Monahan.

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Plays of the Year Round 1, Game B

In Round 1, Game B it's McDavid's individual effort against Nashville competing with Maroon's drought-ending goal

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

Each week during this past season, edmontonoilers.com reviewed all the top goals and saves and put the vote to you the fans for the top play for the week. Those plays are back as the top 32 plays face off in head-to-head competition until a winner is ultimately determined. We will regularly put two plays up against one another and it's up to you to decide which one will advance on to the next round.

In Round 1, Game B it's Connor McDavid's individual effort against Nashville competing with Patrick Maroon's drought-ending goal.

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Weekly Recap: May 14-20

Don't miss out on any of the content from the off-season with our weekly recap

by EdmontonOilers.com Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

It was a busy off-season week on EdmontonOilers.com. Peter Chiarelli answered several questions from the media, we launched our draft coverage and continued our World Championship and prospect coverage. Here's what happened the week of May 14-20.

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Draisaitl emerging as the face of German hockey

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has emerged as an NHL star and the face of German hockey

by Aaron Vickers / Special to EdmontonOilers.com

COLOGNE, Germany -- Leon Draisaitl has emerged as Germany's brightest star.

He's quickly developing into their favourite son, too.

Draisaitl, who represented Germany at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in his home city of Cologne, is his country's next great on-ice phenomenon.

And next great role model.

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Bear, Thunderbirds ready to compete for CHL supremacy

After winning the WHL Championship, Oilers prospect Ethan Bear and his Seattle Thunderbirds will challenge for the Memorial Cup

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

No hand injury was going to keep Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman Ethan Bear from clutching glory.

Not even the one he sustained in Game 3 of the 2017 Western Conference Championship against the Kelowna Rockets.

"Not a chance," the rearguard said two days after lifting the Ed Chynoweth Cup above his head, its bowl firmly gripped by his recovering left hand.

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Edmonton Oilers Celebrate Record Inaugural Season at Rogers Place

The 2016-17 inaugural season at Rogers Place was one for the ages as the Oilers celebrated key highlights and record-setting milestones both on and off the ice.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

(Edmonton, AB) - The 2016-17 inaugural season at Rogers Place was one for the ages as the Oilers celebrated key highlights and record-setting milestones both on and off the ice. From Opening Night on October 12, 2016 to Game 7, Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Rogers Place became the central hub of energy and excitement in Edmonton, and home to the Orange Crush. 

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Forwards plentiful in Oilers range

Forward prospects are plentiful in the range of the Oilers first pick of the 2017 NHL Draft

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers find themselves in unfamiliar territory, selecting 22nd overall in the first round of next month's NHL Draft. That spot is the lowest selection the Oilers have held in the first round since they took Jordan Eberle in the same spot in 2008.

Scouting talent further down the board takes more digging and more research than when selecting in the top five. Generally, there is some consensus with the top-tier players. Further down the board is where discussions amongst scouts really get interesting.

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BLOG: Four Oilers teams make top 20 list

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The NHL unveiled the results for the first two rounds of voting for the Greatest NHL Teams and four Oilers squads made the top 20.

The 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87 and 1987-88 Oilers teams made the list.

Full Top 20 (in reverse chronological order):

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Oilers sign goaltender Wells to entry level contract

Peterborough Petes goalie Dylan Wells signed a three-year entry level contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year entry level contract.

Wells has just completed his third season with the OHL's Peterborough Petes, helping the Petes reach the Conference finals. 

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Peter Chiarelli named finalist for NHL GM of the Year Award

Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators and David Poile of the Nashville Predators have also been named finalists for the Award

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The National Hockey League announced Edmonton Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli has been named a finalist for the 2016-17 NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators and David Poile of the Nashville Predators have also been named finalists for the Award.

Voting for this award was conducted among the NHL general managers and a panel of League executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the Second Round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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