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Oilers set to open 2016 training camp and pre-season

A total of 61 players will attend camp, including seven goaltenders, 21 defencemen and 33 forwards

by Edmonton Oilers / Press Release

The Edmonton Oilers are set to kick off their 2016 Training Camp on Thursday, September 22 with medical and fitness testing taking place at Rogers Place.

A total of 61 players will attend camp, including seven goaltenders, 21 defencemen and 33 forwards. 

Four players are competing at the World Cup of Hockey and will only join the Oilers camp once their respective teams are eliminated (Team North America - Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Team Europe - Leon Draisaitl, Andrej Sekera)

For the first time ever, the Oilers will hold their training camp at the team's new home arena, Rogers Place, starting on September 22.

On-ice sessions will commence Friday, September 23 at both Rogers Place and the Community Rink, where players will hit the ice led by members of the Oilers coaching staff. Head coach Todd McLellan and assistant coach Jay Woodcroft are with Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey. Assistant coaches Jim Johnson, Ian Herbers and goaltending coach Dustin Schwartz will run on-ice sessions until their return.

The Oilers open their 2016 pre-season schedule on September 26 against the Calgary Flames with split squads facing off in both Edmonton and Calgary. 

EDMONTON OILERS 2016-17 PRE-SEASON GAME SCHEDULE 

Monday, Sept. 26 @ Calgary 7 p.m. MT

Monday, Sept. 26 vs. Calgary 7 p.m. MT

Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ Vancouver 8 p.m. MT

Friday, Sept. 30 @ Winnipeg 6 p.m. MT

*Sunday, Oct. 2 vs. Los Angeles 7 p.m. MT

Tuesday, Oct. 4 vs. Anaheim 7 p.m. MT

Thursday, Oct. 6 vs. Winnipeg 7 p.m. MT

Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Vancouver 7 p.m. MT

*Lumby B.C.'s Kraft Hockeyville Game, being played in Vernon, B.C.

The Oilers open the 2016-17 regular season on Wednesday, October 12, the opening night of the NHL regular season. It will mark Edmonton's first home opener at Rogers Place, as the Oilers face off against their provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames at 8:00pm.

Tickets for all Oilers pre-season and regular season home games are currently on sale through EdmontonOilers.com or 780-414-GOAL (4625).

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