Ready? Let’s do this! The hectic Oilers off-season continued this week with a major trade and some free-agent signings, in addition to Orientation Camp getting going and heading west to the Rockies. This week’s social roundup gets you caught up on all of that and more, including some off-season tracker updates and some fan photos with our newest player.
The annual #NHLFreeAgency
frenzy on July 1 certainly lived up to the hype this year, especially in Oil Country! Edmonton landed debatably the most coveted free agent available, locking up power forward Milan Lucic with a seven-year contract. The Oilers also added a goalie in Jonas Gustavsson and a depth defenceman in Mark Fraser. Fans were quick to express their excitement about the new players via social media!
We’re going camping! Recent Oilers draft picks, free-agent signings and invites are off to Jasper on Saturday for the team’s annual Orientation Camp. The #OilersCamp
includes team-building activities, on-ice sessions, a golf tournament and the Billy Moores Cup intrasquad game on Wednesday night. All on-ice sessions are open to the public, so come say hello if you’re in the neighbourhood! Can’t make it? We’ll be snapping (edmontonoilers
) and posting all over the place!
Time to do our weekly check-in to see what our Oilers are up to this off-season! After a quick vacation to Mexico, Zack Kassian was back training this week, which included some time in a high-tech recovery chamber. Over in Europe, Leon Draisaitl gave his sister a shout-out for her graduation, while Oscar Klefbom took in a concert from The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. And last but not least, Cam and Kelly Talbot announced via Twitter they are expecting twins this November!
OIL COUNTRY SPOTLIGHT
A few lucky Oilers fans were able to welcome Milan Lucic to Edmonton in person this week! 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