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#SocOILmedia: August 20, 2016

by Ryan Frankson / Edmonton Oilers

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The 2016-17 season is fast approaching, and even sooner is the official opening of Rogers Place! Things are certainly picking up in Oil Country, and we’ve got you covered with another instalment of our weekly social media blog. Important info about your first chance to see the new building, some World Cup of Hockey updates, and our regular off-season player tracker and fan spotlight highlight this week’s roundup.


We’re exactly three weeks away from the Public Open House, marking the official grand opening of #RogersPlace, our beautiful new downtown home! Earlier this week, we partnered up with the City to confirm the event on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8am to 3pm and also announced free tickets will be available on Monday, Aug. 29. Local photographer Alex Stuart also snapped some glorious exterior photos, which we couldn’t help but share!

Happy Friday! #RogersPlace #yegarena #yegdt #yeg (@alexfromthecity)

A photo posted by Rogers Place (@rogersplace) on


Not only are the new NHL season and the opening of Rogers Place fast approaching, the World Cup of Hockey is right around the corner, with training camps opening Sept. 4-5. Upper Deck announced this week they’ll release a special edition of players cards, which will include Oilers star Connor McDavid. Team North America (McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) and Team Europe (Leon Draisaitl, Andrej Sekera) also launched their official Twitter accounts to follow for updates and behind-the-scenes content.


We’re only a couple weeks away from the start of #Oilers training camp, and just over a month away from the first pre-season game! That means our players are reaching the end of their off-season training regimen, getting in some final down time and heading back to Edmonton to start getting settled for the 2016-17 campaign. Updates from Connor McDavid, Milan Lucic, Leon Draisaitl, Nail Yakupov, Zack Kassian and the soon-to-be-expanding Talbot family highlight this week’s tracker.

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A photo posted by Connor Mcdavid (@mcdavid97) on

Thanks for another great off-season #h2o

A photo posted by Leon Draisaitl (@drat_29) on

Yes folks, that is a grass couch ⌛️♻️

A photo posted by Zack Kassian (@zkass09) on


This week’s spotlight shines bright on Megan, who’s getting ready to welcome a new Oilers fan to the world, and Nancy, who did the same 10 years ago and made sure her son grew up with blue and orange loyalty despite living in Colorado. You can get your photo or video in our spotlight next week by including @edmontonoilers in your tweets and Instagram posts, or upload them on our Facebook page!

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