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#socOILmedia: Jan. 16, 2016

by Ryan Frankson / Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome, Oilers fans, to another edition of our weekly social media blog! This week, we got a glimpse of what The Great One is up to in his new role as a grandpa, you shared plenty of photos from Saturday's Rogers Place public viewing, and we launched a new contest with Air Canada. Enjoy!


Janet Gretzky gave the hockey world an exclusive home-video-style peek of her grandson Tatum getting some stick-handling lessons from “PaPa” Wayne this week! The son of Gretzky's daughter Paulina and her partner, pro golfer Dustin Johnson, is well on his way to following in grandpa’s footsteps with that one-on-one instruction.

"PaPa" Gretzky with #TheNextGreatOne

Posted by Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Our friends with Air Canada (@AirCanada) are giving Oilers fans an exclusive opportunity to win a trip to Montreal to watch the boys take on the Habs on Saturday, Feb. 6, which just happens to be Hockey Day in Canada! All you have to do is tell us why you deserve to win the road trip by using #ACFanFlight and you’re entered. Entries must be posted by end of day Thursday. Good luck, everyone!

Oilers fans got their first in-person look at the construction progress of our new arena Rogers Place (@RogersPlace) on Saturday with a sneak peek put on by the City of Edmonton. Our faithful braved the frigid temperatures to scope out the bowl as well as the community rink and, of course, shared their photos on social media! #RogersPlace2016 is the official hashtag as we gear up for the grand opening this September!

Our favourite GIFs from the past week both feature our favourite German, Leon Draisaitl! The big centreman scored his 10th goal of the season on Tuesday vs. Arizona, converting on a great feed from Jordan Eberle. Draisaitl then returned the favour later in the game, saucing a glorious pass to Justin Schultz for the one-timer goal. Watching the game and see something we should GIF? Tweet us @edmontonoilers!


We celebrated a birthday on Wednesday as 2015 first-overall draft pick Connor McDavid turned 19! Oilers fan Tinaya helped celebrate Connor’s birthday by posting a great photo on Instagram of her daughter decked out in blue & orange #97 gear, earning our shout-out this week.

Get your photos into our spotlight by including @edmontonoilers in your tweets and Instagram posts, or posting them on our Facebook page!

Just for tonight. #oilers

A photo posted by Tinaya Ward (@tinaya__w) on

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