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#SocOILmedia: April 30, 2016

by Ryan Frankson / Edmonton Oilers

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And we’re back for another week of Oil Country social media! We may not be playing hockey anymore this season, but there is still so much going on as Connor McDavid looks to capture the cover of the next hockey video game, we see what some other Oilers players are up to this off-season, and we recap a busy week of Rogers Place news. Enjoy!


The EA Sports NHL17 Cover Vote launched this week, and Oilers star centreman Connor McDavid is one of the eight eligible players who could win this year’s honour! Once again this year, the cover is determined by the fans and there are two ways to vote. First, visit and pick Connor to win his matchup. Then, if you have a Twitter account, tweet #NHL17CoverVote and #NHL17McDavid as much as humanly possible, especially on Thursdays when Twitter votes count for double. Let’s get our guy on the cover!


Time for our weekly check-in on what Oilers players are up to this off-season and, big shock, many of them just can’t stay away from sports! Luke Gazdic and Darnell Nurse were in attendance at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday, cheering on the Toronto Raptors to a playoff victory. Meanwhile, a couple provinces over, Eric Gryba shared a progress report on his off-season headquarters. Following the conclusion of the Bakersfield Condors season, Oilers prospects Jujhar Khaira and Ben Betker are getting a little R&R in Mexico, complete with stylish floaties, before they embark on summer training. Safety first, fellas!

We out here looking for revenge

A photo posted by Luke Gazdic (@lukegazdic) on

The summer pad is coming together! #huntingheadquarters

A photo posted by Eric Gryba (@grybes02) on

Enjoying the watsey down south #summersixteen

A photo posted by Jujhar Khaira (@jujhar94) on


If you aren’t following the various #RogersPlace social media accounts yet, you missed a whole pile of announcements this week! First, we confirmed Keith Urban will perform at the new arena on Friday, Sept. 16. Then, we shared a sneak peek of the massive scoreboard frame, which will be on its way from Las Vegas to Edmonton. And yesterday, we provided some visual updates of the concourse and bowl.


It may be warming up outside, but it’s always Oilers toque weather when you’re in Oil Country! Big thanks to Rebecca for tweeting us this super cute photo of her little fan. And speaking of warm weather, Oilers fan Joffrey made sure his crew was all decked out in McDavid on their trip to Disneyland. Want to see your photo or video in our spotlight next week? Remember to include @edmontonoilers in your tweets and Instagram posts, or upload them on our Facebook page!

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