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RELEASE: Oilers announce opening day roster and alternate captains

The Edmonton Oilers announced its 23-player opening day roster, as well as its leadership group for the 2019-20 season

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

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.

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