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#SocOILmedia: January 28, 2017

NHL All-Star Weekend, Hunter off to Hollywood and more in our weekly social media blog

by Ryan Frankson /

WHAT A WEEK! The Oilers are now tied for first place in the Pacific Division thanks to three momentous victories over the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks! With the #NHLAllStar break now upon us, #CaptainConnor and our mascot Hunter are in Los Angeles for the festivities, while the rest of the team is enjoying a brief, well-deserved break. Time to wrap it all up in our weekly social media recap!


With 59 points in 51 games, no player brings more offence to the all-star festivities than our very own Connor McDavid, who's serving as captain of the Pacific Division! McDavid attended the #NHL100 event last night and will compete in tonight's Skills Competition, as well as tomorrow's 3-on-3 tournament. His teammates are staying busy with some leisure activities, as Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning, Leon Draisaitl and Patrick Maroon visited Torrey Pines to watch this weekend's PGA tournament, while Eric Gryba hit the road to his home in Saskatchewan with his faithful pooch Quigley riding shotgun.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Looking good, Captain! #NHLAllStar 

Found the captain! #NHLAllStar

A photo posted by Edmonton Oilers (@edmontonoilers) on

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Connor discusses potential 3-on-3 #NHLAllStar linemates, bringing his grandpa to #NHL100 last night & more from Los Angeles.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Connor & Justin! #NHLAllStar

Great first day of break with some of the fellas #tiger

A photo posted by Drake Caggiula (@dcaggiula94) on

Road warriors, heading back to SK! Got snubbed from the All-Star game again. Quigley didn't want to go to LA anyway. #wienerdog

A video posted by Eric Gryba (@grybes02) on ldslksjdl askdljaskj dsjdask



Captain Connor isn't the only Oilers representative in Los Angeles! Our beloved mascot Hunter is also making his first appearance, meeting as many fans as he possibly can and competing with his colleagues in the Mascot Showdown. Make sure you're following his Instagram account to keep tabs on all of his shenanigans.

DODGEBALL! So much fun already! #NHLAllStar #HunterGoesToHollywood

A photo posted by Hunter The Mascot (@hunteroilers) on

Loving the Mascot Showdown! #NHLAllStar #HunterGoesToHollywood

A photo posted by Hunter The Mascot (@hunteroilers) on

Made a bunch of new friends! #NHLAllStar #HunterGoesToHollywood

A photo posted by Hunter The Mascot (@hunteroilers) on


Want a chance to win a trip to watch the Oilers play in Nashville later this month? All you have to do to enter is visit an Edmonton-area Liquor Depot location, take a photo with the Molson contest display and submit it to us via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Good luck!


As we mentioned off the top, what a week it was for the Oilers on the ice! With three massive victories over Calgary, Anaheim and San Jose, our top GIFs of the week include a whole pile of celebratory moments! 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: VICTORY! #OILERS WIN 7-3! #EDMvsCGY

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: ZACK ATTACK! #EDMvsANA

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Tonight's star performers. #EDMvsANA 

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: There's a tie atop the Pacific. #EDMvsSJS 


In addition to all the excitement on the road this week, we also hosted our annual Oilers Season Seat Holder Signature Event presented by Scotiabank on Monday at Rogers Place! Thank you to the awesome fans who attended the event and sent us their photos! Make sure you tag @edmontonoilers in your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts for a chance to appear in our spotlight next week.

 Tweet from @nkorotash: Thanks @grybes02 @MattHendy26 @zkassian9 @bdavy3 @EdmontonOilers for a great night! Kids have some new favourite players! Tweet from @curtishackett: Thanks @27MilanLucic you made my daughters day. Good luck! #gooilersgo #playoffs @EdmontonOilers Tweet from @W_82: @RogersPlace @EdmontonOilers @zkassian9 @scotiahockey My son showing off his signed picture, picked the spot for the picture himself lol

Tweet from @EdmOilers19: Best night EVER!!! Thank you!!! #EdmontonOilersSignatureEvent #VeryHappyLittleBoy @EdmontonOilers @RogersPlace @ctalbot33 @Drat_29

Tweet from @blessed_daddy_: Thank you so much @EdmontonOilers . My son was over the moon meeting all the #Oilers . #forthekids and #dadstoo

Tweet from @Bubbletrousers_: Thanks @EdmontonOilers the daddy daughter night! It was a huge success with 88, 77, 67, 62, 42, 15, 6, 4 & 1 all signing her 1st jersey


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