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RELEASE: Oilers celebrate 40th anniversary

Oilers will kick off 2018-19 season with Fan Day on Saturday, September 15

by Press Release /

EDMONTON, AB - Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Edmonton Oilers will commemorate the franchise's 40 years, recognizing some of the most historic moments in their history and, more importantly, celebrating the unique relationship between the Oilers and its loyal fan base with various activities throughout the season.

The Edmonton Oilers will be hosting a Fan Day on Saturday, September 15 at Rogers Place in Ford Hall to open their 40th anniversary season. Fan Day will be free of charge, with doors opening at 10:00 AM and closing at 3:00 PM.

Fan Day will feature the opportunity to watch an open Oilers scrimmage beginning at 10:30 AM and concluding at 12:15 PM. Throughout the day, there will be many family-friendly activities to keep fans of all ages entertained, including testing your hockey skills in the Hockey Zone, meeting the Oilers mascot Hunter in the Kids Zone and viewing the Oilers artifacts on display. Fans will also have the opportunity to browse game-worn jerseys from various eras in Oilers history, in addition to Oilers new and game-used equipment at a Mini Locker Room Sale. The Oilers Alumni and Hall of Fame Members Grant Fuhr and Glenn Anderson will also make a special appearance to meet fans and sign autographs.

"Oilers fans are passionate and have a truly unique relationship with the franchise," said Oilers Entertainment Group CEO & Vice Chair Bob Nicholson. "The Oilers have existed for 40 years because of the fans, and this milestone is as much a celebration of them as it is of the team."

Fan Day will also be the first chance for fans to see the special Oilers retro jersey for the 2018-19 season up close. The jersey will be worn four times against former Smythe division opponents, commemorating classic franchise rivalries for the following games:

Monday, November 29 vs. Los Angeles Kings

Sunday, December 9 vs. Calgary Flames

Monday, December 31 vs. Winnipeg Jets

Thursday, March 7 vs. Vancouver Canucks

An anniversary logo celebrating the Oilers five Stanley Cup wins and six Hall of Fame players will also be featured as a patch on all jerseys throughout the season.

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