EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers announced its 23-player opening day roster, as well as its leadership group for the 2019-20 season.
EDMONTON OILERS OPENING DAY ROSTER
Goaltenders (2): Mikko Koskinen, Mike Smith
Defencemen (7): Ethan Bear, Matt Benning, Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson, Brandon Manning, Darnell Nurse, Kris Russell
Forwards (14): Josh Archibald, Colby Cave, Alex Chiasson, Leon Draisaitl, Markus Granlund, Gaetan Haas, Tomas Jurco, Zack Kassian, Jujhar Khaira, Connor McDavid, James Neal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Joakim Nygard, Patrick Russell
Injured Reserve: Riley Sheahan
Injured Non-Roster: Kyle Brodziak, Logan Day, Joel Persson
DRAISAITL AND NURSE NAMED ALTERNATE CAPTAINS
The Oilers also announced Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse as new alternate captains for the 2019-20 season.
Connor McDavid will serve as team captain for a fourth season, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as an alternate captain for a seventh season and Adam Larsson as an alternate captain for a third season.
The Oilers open the 2019-20 regular season on Wednesday, October 2, the opening night of the NHL regular season. The Oilers face off against division rivals, the Vancouver Canucks at 8:00 PM.