The countdown continues as we approach April 6, when the Oilers host Vancouver for the team’s final game at Rexall Place. With 100+ Oilers alumni expected to be in attendance for the post-game farewell ceremony, each day leading up to the game we are announcing five alumni who are scheduled to attend. Here are today’s five.
Glenn Anderson played 16 seasons in the NHL, 11 of which were played as an Oiler. The elite-level scorer won five Stanley Cups with Edmonton. During the playoffs alone, Anderson accumulated 93 goals, 121 assists, and 214 points, the fourth, ninth, and fourth most in NHL history, respectively. Anderson is also the all-time Oilers leader in regular season game-winning goals with 72.
Craig Muni was signed by the Oilers as a free agent in the summer of 1986. He was known to be a dynamic defenceman, one who wasn’t afraid to show his physical edge on the ice or sacrifice his body to block a shot. For seven seasons, Muni took a regular shift on the Oilers blueline, winning three Stanley Cups with Edmonton. He recorded 24 goals and 87 assists for 111 points in 493 games, as well as 15 points in 83 career Oilers post-season games.
After a series of seasonal hardships due to injuries, Stan Weir joined the Oilers for their last full season in the World Hockey Association, where his hockey career began to flourish. In year two, Edmonton and Weir moved to the NHL. The transition sparked his most productive professional season, recording 66 points in 79 games. He played 11 NHL seasons altogether, three of which were spent with the Oilers, posting an overall stat-line of 139 goals and 207 assists for 346 points in 642 games, as well as 11 points in 37 post-season games.
Sean Brown joined the Oilers in a trade halfway through the 1995-96 season. He spent two years with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate team, the Hamilton Bulldogs, and was recalled occasionally by the club. The defenceman earned a permanent spot in the lineup in 1998, his third season with the organization. Altogether, the hard-nosed blueliner played six seasons with the Oilers, recording 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 269 games.
Marty Reasoner was traded to the Oilers, along with Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek, from the St. Louis Blues in the summer of 2001, in exchange for Oilers captain Doug Weight and Michel Riesen. Coming off a strong season in 2002-03, where he recorded 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 70 games, the centreman unfortunately missed the majority of the 2003-04 season with a knee injury. Reasoner played a total of 15 NHL seasons, six of which were spent with Edmonton, recording 266 points in 798 career NHL games.