March 14, 2000
The Oilers made just one trade on deadline day in 2000, sending Josef Beranek to Pittsburgh for German Titov. The Russian centre played just seven games in the regular season for Edmonton, scoring four assists. He played in all five of Edmonton’s playoff games, as the Oilers fell to the Dallas Stars 4-1. Titov had a goal and an assist in that series.
In the days leading up to the deadline, the Oilers executed another trade. They traded Christian Laflamme and Matthieu Descoteaux to the Montreal Canadiens for Alain Nasreddine and Igor Ulanov on March 9.
Ulanov gave the Oilers the most in return, with the defenceman scoring 23 points in 67 games the next season.
March 13, 2001
In 2001, the Oilers made one move at the deadline that involved a former second-round pick. The Oilers traded Dan LaCouture, taken 29th overall in 1996, to the Pittsburgh Penguins for German defenceman Sven Butenschoen.
Butenschoen played seven games to end that season, scoring a goal and an assist. He played just 14 games with Edmonton in 2001-02, spending the bulk of his time in the AHL (61 games, 44 points) with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
March 19, 2002
The Oilers were a little more active in 2002, executing two trades at the deadline. The Oilers traded their former first-round pick Sean Brown to the Boston Bruins, in exchange for defenceman Bobby Allen.
Unfortunately for the Oilers, Allen played just one game for the big club. He spent the majority of his time with the Oilers down on the farm. Allen returned to the Bruins in 2006.
Also on March 19, 2002, the Oilers traded Tom Poti and Rem Murray to the New York Rangers for Mike York and a fourth-round pick in the 2002 draft. York played 144 games as an Oiler over three years, scoring 40 goals and 57 assists.
The fourth-round pick from the Rangers was used on defenceman Ivan Koltsov. Murray later returned to the Oilers in 2006 as a free agent.
March 11, 2003
The Oilers were busy on March 11, 2003. On this deadline day the Oilers executed multiple moves.
Edmonton traded Anson Carter and Ales Pisa to the New York Rangers for Cory Cross and Radek Dvorak. Cross played 113 games for the Oilers before being traded to Pittsburgh on January 26, 2006.
Dvorak played 154 games for the Oilers, as well as 20 playoff games. During the 2006 playoff run, the winger had two assists. Dvorak was still in the league up until last season, playing 60 games for Carolina in 2013-14. He announced his retirement this January.
In a separate trade, the Oilers acquired Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres from the New York Islanders for Janne Niinimaa and a conditional second-round pick in the 2003 draft.
Isbister played just 64 games with the Oilers before being traded to Boston on August 1, 2005.
Torres started his career in the organization down in the AHL. After the 2004-05 lockout, he became a full-time NHLer in 2005-06 with the Oilers. In the 2006 Western Conference Final, Torres scored the game-winning goal in game five to advance the Oilers to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1990.
Torres finished those playoffs with 11 points (4-7-11) in 22 games. Torres was traded to Columbus for Gilbert Brule on July 1, 2008. He played five games last season for the San Jose Sharks after spending time with Columbus, Buffalo, Vancouver and Phoenix.
March 9, 2004
A day before the deadline in 2004, the Oilers acquired defenceman Tom Gilbert for Tommy Salo and a 2005 sixth-round pick (Justin Mercier).
Gilbert played with the Oilers in six seasons from 2006-2012. He scored 13 goals during the 2007-08 campaign, setting the record for the most goals by an Oilers rookie defenceman, surpassing Paul Coffey and Marc-Andre Bergeron. He also holds the record for most points as a rookie defenceman with 33.
Gilbert played 384 games for the Oilers. He was traded to Minnesota during another deadline on February 27, 2012.
March 9, 2006
A day before the deadline in 2006, the Oilers executed a big trade that sent a first (Trevor Lewis-Los Angeles) and third-round pick (Spencer Machacek-Atlanta) to the Minnesota Wild for goaltender Dwayne Roloson.
Roloson backstopped the Oilers to a 12-5 record through the 2006 playoffs before being injured in game one of the Stanley Cup Final. From 2006-2009, Roloson played in 193 games for Edmonton. His best season save-percentage wise was also his last with the Oilers. The netminder had a .915 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average in 63 games. He eventually played two seasons each for the Islanders and Lightning.
On deadline day, the Oilers traded Marty Reasoner and Yan Stastny and a 2006 second-round pick (Milan Lucic) to Boston, in exchange for Sergei Samsonov.
Samsonov played just 19 games for the Oilers in 2006, scoring 16 points (5-11-16). He scored four goals and 11 assists in 24 playoff games.
February 27, 2007
It’s known around Edmonton as a very sad day in Oil Country. Edmonton traded long-time Oiler Ryan Smyth to the New York Islanders for Robert Nilsson, Ryan O’Marra and a first-round pick in 2007.
Smyth would eventually return to Edmonton, ending his long and storied career with a fitting curtain call at Rexall Place following the season finale last year.
Nilsson played 199 games for the Oilers from 2007-2010. He scored 31 goals and added 67 assists. Ryan O’Marra played 31 games for the Oilers. Edmonton used the first-round pick acquired in the trade (15th overall) to take defenceman Alex Plante.
February 26, 2008
The Oilers made no trades at the deadline in 2008.
March 4, 2009
This was the first trade deadline with Steve Tambellini as general manager. The Oilers sent Erik Cole and a 2009 fifth-round pick to Carolina for Patrick O’Sullivan and a 2009 second-round pick (Jesse Blacker-Toronto).
The Oilers then flipped that second-round pick for long-time Buffalo Sabres winger Ales Kotalik. The forward played 19 games that season for the Oilers, scoring seven goals and four assists.
O’Sullivan played 92 games for the Oilers, scoring 13 goals and 27 assists.