1998–99 Edmonton Oilers season

The 1998–99 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 20th season in the NHL, and they were coming off a 35–37–10 record in 1997–98, earning their 2nd straight playoff appearance.

1998–99 Edmonton Oilers
Division2nd Northwest
Conference8th Western
1998–99 record33–37–12
Home record17–19–5
Road record16–18–7
Goals for230
Goals against226
Team information
General managerGlen Sather
CoachRon Low
CaptainKelly Buchberger
Alternate captainsBill Guerin
Boris Mironov (Oct-Mar)
Doug Weight
ArenaSkyreach Centre
Average attendance16,244 (95.0%)
Minor league affiliate(s)Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL)
New Orleans Brass (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsBill Guerin (30)
AssistsBill Guerin (34)
PointsBill Guerin (64)
Penalty minutesSean Brown (188)
Plus/minusTom Poti (+10)
WinsBob Essensa (12)
Mikhail Shtalenkov (12)
Goals against averageMikhail Shtalenkov (2.67)

During the off-season, the Oilers franchise remaining in Edmonton looked very unlikely, as Oilers owner Peter Pocklington would be talking to a group from Houston which, if successful in the purchase, would relocate the club to Houston. At the last minute, the Edmonton Investors Group, a consortium of 37 Edmonton-based owners, raised the funds to purchase the team from Pocklington, vowing to keep the Oilers in Edmonton. The Oilers received support throughout the NHL, and the club would remain.

Also during the off-season, the Oilers would lose goaltender Curtis Joseph, as he would leave the team as a free agent and join the Toronto Maple Leafs, leaving the goaltending duties to Bob Essensa and former Mighty Ducks of Anaheim backup Mikhail Shtalenkov, and Edmonton would join the newly created Northwest Division, along with their Western Canada rivals the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, as well as the Colorado Avalanche.

Edmonton would start the season with a 7–4–0 record in their opening 11 games, and would remain close to the .500 mark until early February, despite losing Doug Weight to injuries. Edmonton would then go into a slump, and would drop out of a playoff spot, and on March 17, the Oilers would be 25–33–10, sitting in ninth place. Three days later, the Oilers would send Mats Lindgren and an eighth-round draft pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for goaltender Tommy Salo. Edmonton would also deal Boris Mironov and Dean McAmmond to the Chicago Blackhawks for youngsters Ethan Moreau, Christian Laflamme and Chad Kilger, and acquire Jason Smith from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a fourth-round draft pick on March 23.

The moves paid off for the Oilers, as they would post an 8–4–2 record after the Salo deal and sneak into the final playoff position, finishing the season with a 33–37–12 record. On April 3, 1999, Patrick Roy defeated the Edmonton Oilers and passed Glenn Hall with his 408th victory.[1]

Offensively, Bill Guerin would be Edmonton's leader, scoring a team high 30 goals and 34 assists for 64 points. Josef Beranek would earn 49 points, while Mike Grier would have a breakout season, scoring 20 goals and earning 44 points. Doug Weight would register 37 points in only 43 games. Defensively, Boris Mironov would lead blueline with 40 points, but was dealt to Chicago at the trade deadline. Roman Hamrlik chipped in with 32 points, while Janne Niinimaa would earn 28. Sean Brown would have a team high 188 penalty minutes in only 51 games.

In goal, Bob Essensa and Mikhail Shtalenkov would split time for a majority of the season, each earning 12 victories. Shtalenkov would then be traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, and the Oilers would acquire Tommy Salo to become the new starter, and in 13 games, Salo would go 8–2–2 with a 2.31 goals against average (GAA).

The Oilers opened the playoffs against the Presidents' Trophy-winning Dallas Stars, who had finished the year with 114 points, 36 higher than the Oilers. Edmonton found themselves down in the series 2–0 after dropping two close games in Dallas. The Stars quickly eliminated the Oilers, winning the next two games in Edmonton by 3–2 scores to sweep the series. The Stars continued on to win the Stanley Cup.

Regular season

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The Oilers lead the NHL in power-play opportunities, with 438.[2]

Season standings

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Northwest Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 28 10 239 205 1619 98
2 8 Edmonton Oilers 82 33 37 12 230 226 1373 78
3 9 Calgary Flames 82 30 40 12 211 234 1389 72
4 13 Vancouver Canucks 82 23 47 12 192 258 1764 58

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Western Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Dallas Stars PAC 82 51 19 12 236 168 114
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 28 10 239 205 98
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 43 32 7 245 202 93
4 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 39 31 12 205 197 90
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 37 32 13 237 209 87
6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 34 13 215 206 83
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 31 33 18 196 191 80
8 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 33 37 12 230 226 78
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 30 40 12 211 234 72
10 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 29 41 12 202 248 70
11 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 32 45 5 189 222 69
12 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 47 7 190 261 63
13 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 23 47 12 192 258 58

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results

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Regular season

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1998–99 regular season[5]
October: 5–4–0 (home: 2–2–0 ; road: 3–2–0)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
1 October 10 Los Angeles Kings 2 – 1 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 17,100 0–1–0 0 Recap
2 October 13 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 16,433 0–2–0 0 Recap
3 October 14 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 1 Vancouver Canucks Shtalenkov 14,474 1–2–0 2 Recap
4 October 17 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 2 New Jersey Devils Shtalenkov 15,737 2–2–0 4 Recap
5 October 20 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 New York Rangers Essensa 18,200 2–3–0 4 Recap
6 October 21 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 2 New York Islanders Shtalenkov 5,200 3–3–0 6 Recap
7 October 24 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 6 Colorado Avalanche Essensa 16,061 3–4–0 6 Recap
8 October 28 Washington Capitals 2 – 8 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 14,290 4–4–0 8 Recap
9 October 31 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 16,171 5–4–0 10 Recap
November: 7–5–1 (home: 3–3–0 ; road: 4–2–1)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
10 November 2 Vancouver Canucks 3 – 5 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 15,260 6–4–0 12 Recap
11 November 4 Nashville Predators 2 – 3 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 14,054 7–4–0 14 Recap
12 November 6 Colorado Avalanche 5 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 17,100 7–5–0 14 Recap
13 November 8 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 2 Chicago Blackhawks OT Shtalenkov 16,395 8–5–0 16 Recap
14 November 11 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 Toronto Maple Leafs Shtalenkov 15,726 8–6–0 16 Recap
15 November 12 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 1 Ottawa Senators OT Essensa 14,680 8–6–1 17 Recap
16 November 14 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 1 Montreal Canadiens Shtalenkov 20,341 9–6–1 19 Recap
17 November 18 Detroit Red Wings 6 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 17,100 9–7–1 19 Recap
18 November 20 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim OT Shtalenkov 16,367 10–7–1 21 Recap
19 November 21 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 Phoenix Coyotes OT Shtalenkov 16,210 10–8–1 21 Recap
20 November 25 Colorado Avalanche 0 – 3 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 15,499 11–8–1 23 Recap
21 November 27 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 2 Calgary Flames Shtalenkov 17,104 12–8–1 25 Recap
22 November 29 Chicago Blackhawks 3 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 15,515 12–9–1 25 Recap
December: 3–8–2 (home: 2–4–0 ; road: 1–4–2)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
23 December 2 Phoenix Coyotes 3 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 14,281 13–9–1 27 Recap
24 December 4 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 – 1 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 15,303 13–10–1 27 Recap
25 December 6 Dallas Stars 6 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 16,458 13–11–1 27 Recap
26 December 8 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 3 Nashville Predators OT Shtalenkov 14,529 13–11–2 28 Recap
27 December 9 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 3 Chicago Blackhawks Shtalenkov 15,546 13–12–2 28 Recap
28 December 11 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 Detroit Red Wings Essensa 19,983 13–13–2 28 Recap
29 December 13 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 2 Philadelphia Flyers OT Shtalenkov 19,513 13–13–3 29 Recap
30 December 15 Edmonton Oilers 0 – 3 Carolina Hurricanes Shtalenkov 5,684 13–14–3 29 Recap
31 December 18 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 1 Tampa Bay Lightning Essensa 10,289 14–14–3 31 Recap
32 December 19 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 3 Florida Panthers Shtalankov 17,953 14–15–3 31 Recap
33 December 23 San Jose Sharks 5 – 3 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 16,350 14–16–3 31 Recap
34 December 27 Vancouver Canucks 0 – 3 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 17,100 15–16–3 33 Recap
35 December 29 Montreal Canadiens 5 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 17,100 15–17–3 33 Recap
January: 4–3–4 (home: 2–2–2 ; road: 2–1–2)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
36 January 3 Philadelphia Flyers 3 – 3 Edmonton Oilers OT Shtalenkov 17,100 15–17–4 34 Recap
37 January 5 Los Angeles Kings 4 – 3 Edmonton Oilers OT Shtalenkov 14,370 15–18–4 34 Recap
38 January 7 Edmonton Oilers 7 – 1 Phoenix Coyotes Essensa 15,102 16–18–4 36 Recap
39 January 9 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 1 Los Angeles Kings OT Essensa 14,936 16–18–5 37 Recap
40 January 10 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Shtalenkov 17,174 16–19–5 37 Recap
41 January 12 Dallas Stars 2 – 2 Edmonton Oilers OT Essensa 16,201 16–19–6 38 Recap
42 January 14 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 1 Vancouver Canucks Essensa 15,910 17–19–6 40 Recap
43 January 17 Detroit Red Wings 1 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 17,100 18–19–6 42 Recap
44 January 21 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 3 San Jose Sharks OT Essensa 17,483 18–19–7 43 Recap
45 January 27 Chicago Blackhawks 4 – 3 Edmonton Oilers OT Essensa 16,281 18–20–7 43 Recap
46 January 30 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0 – 1 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 17,100 19–20–7 45 Recap
February: 4–8–2 (home: 2–4–2 ; road: 2–4–0)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
47 February 1 St. Louis Blues 4 – 3 Edmonton Oilers OT Shtalenkov 14,021 19–21–7 45 Recap
48 February 3 Ottawa Senators 2 – 2 Edmonton Oilers OT Essensa 14,487 19–21–8 46 Recap
49 February 5 Nashville Predators 2 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 15,552 20–21–8 48 Recap
50 February 8 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 2 Calgary Flames Essensa 16,842 20–22–8 48 Recap
51 February 9 Boston Bruins 2 – 0 Edmonton Oilers Shtalenkov 16,173 20–23–8 48 Recap
52 February 11 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 4 Detroit Red Wings Essensa 19,983 20–24–8 48 Recap
53 February 13 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 2 St. Louis Blues Essensa 20,209 21–24–8 50 Recap
54 February 15 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 4 Dallas Stars Essensa 16,928 21–25–8 50 Recap
55 February 17 Edmonton Oilers 6 – 2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Shtalenkov 14,540 22–25–8 52 Recap
56 February 18 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 Los Angeles Kings Shtalenkov 11,287 22–26–8 52 Recap
57 February 21 New York Rangers 2 – 1 Edmonton Oilers OT Essensa 17,100 22–27–8 52 Recap
58 February 24 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2 – 1 Edmonton Oilers Passmore 16,001 22–28–8 52 Recap
59 February 26 Buffalo Sabres 3 – 6 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 17,100 23–28–8 54 Recap
60 February 27 Carolina Hurricanes 2 – 2 Edmonton Oilers OT Passmore 17,100 23–28–9 55 Recap
March: 5–7–2 (home: 3–3–1 ; road: 2–4–1)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
61 March 1 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 3 Colorado Avalanche Essensa 16,061 24–28–9 57 Recap
62 March 3 Edmonton Oilers 5 – 3 Buffalo Sabres Passmore 18,595 25–28–9 59 Recap
63 March 5 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 2 Pittsburgh Penguins OT Essnesa 15,688 25–28–10 60 Recap
64 March 6 Edmonton Oilers 3 – 4 Washington Capitals Passmore 19,740 25–29–10 60 Recap
65 March 10 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 7 Dallas Stars Shtalenkov 16,928 25–30–10 60 Recap
66 March 13 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 6 St. Louis Blues Essensa 18,071 25–31–10 60 Recap
67 March 14 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 3 Nashville Predators Passmore 16,148 25–32–10 60 Recap
68 March 17 New Jersey Devils 4 – 1 Edmonton Oilers Passmore 15,581 25–33–10 60 Recap
69 March 20 Vancouver Canucks 3 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 26–33–10 62 Recap
70 March 22 Calgary Flames 2 – 2 Edmonton Oilers OT Salo 17,100 26–33–11 63 Recap
71 March 24 Montreal Canadiens 2 – 0 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 26–34–11 63 Recap
72 March 26 St. Louis Blues 1 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Salo 16,318 27–34–11 65 Recap
73 March 28 San Jose Sharks 2 – 5 Edmonton Oilers Salo 16,512 28–34–11 67 Recap
74 March 30 Phoenix Coyotes 7 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Essensa 17,100 28–35–11 67 Recap
April: 5–2–1 (home: 3–1–0 ; road: 2–1–1)
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
75 April 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 – 1 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 28–36–11 67 Recap
76 April 3 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 5 Colorado Avalanche Essensa 16,061 28–37–11 67 Recap
77 April 7 Calgary Flames 2 – 4 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 29–37–11 69 Recap
78 April 9 Edmonton Oilers 4 – 1 Calgary Flames Salo 17,104 30–37–11 71 Recap
79 April 10 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 1 Vancouver Canucks OT Salo 16,217 30–37–12 72 Recap
80 April 12 Edmonton Oilers 5 – 4 San Jose Sharks OT Salo 17,483 31–37–12 74 Recap
81 April 16 Colorado Avalanche 1 – 5 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 32–37–12 76 Recap
82 April 17 Calgary Flames 2 – 3 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 33–37–12 78 Recap
Legend:

  Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Playoffs

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1999 Stanley Cup playoffs[5]
Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. (1) Dallas Stars – Stars win 4–0
Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series Recap
1 April 21 Edmonton Oilers 1 – 2 Dallas Stars Salo 17,001 0–1 Recap
2 April 23 Edmonton Oilers 2 – 3 Dallas Stars Salo 17,001 0–2 Recap
3 April 25 Dallas Stars 3 – 2 Edmonton Oilers Salo 17,100 0–3 Recap
4 April 27 Dallas Stars 3 – 2 Edmonton Oilers 3OT Salo 17,100 0–4 Recap
Legend:

  Win   Loss

Player statistics

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Scoring

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  • Position abbreviations: C = Centre; D = Defence; G = Goaltender; LW = Left wing; RW = Right wing
  • † = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
  • ‡ = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
9 Bill Guerin RW 80 30 34 64 7 133 3 0 2 2 −4 2
20 Josef Beranek LW 66 19 30 49 6 23 2 0 0 0 −1 4
25 Mike Grier RW 82 20 24 44 5 54 4 1 1 2 3 6
10 Pat Falloon RW 82 17 23 40 −4 20 4 0 1 1 0 4
2 Boris Mironov D 63 11 29 40 6 104
17 Rem Murray LW 78 21 18 39 4 20 4 1 1 2 −1 2
39 Doug Weight C 43 6 31 37 −8 12 4 1 1 2 −3 15
26 Todd Marchant C 82 14 22 36 3 65 4 1 1 2 2 12
22 Roman Hamrlik D 75 8 24 32 9 70 3 0 0 0 1 2
94 Ryan Smyth LW 71 13 18 31 0 62 3 3 0 3 −1 0
44 Janne Niinimaa D 81 4 24 28 7 88 4 0 0 0 −2 2
51 Andrei Kovalenko RW 43 13 14 27 −4 30
37 Dean McAmmond C 65 9 16 25 5 36
5 Tom Poti D 73 5 16 21 10 42 4 0 1 1 −3 2
14 Mats Lindgren C 48 5 12 17 4 22
28 Alexander Selivanov RW 29 8 6 14 0 24 2 0 1 1 0 2
19 Boyd Devereaux C 61 6 8 14 2 23 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Kelly Buchberger RW 52 4 4 8 −6 68 4 0 0 0 −4 0
23 Sean Brown D 51 0 7 7 1 188 1 0 0 0 0 10
42 Kevin Brown RW 12 4 2 6 −2 0
18 Ethan Moreau LW 14 1 5 6 2 8 4 0 3 3 3 6
27 Georges Laraque RW 39 3 2 5 −1 57 4 0 0 0 −2 2
33 Marty McSorley D 46 2 3 5 −5 101 3 0 0 0 1 2
46 Todd Reirden D 17 2 3 5 −1 20
8 Frank Musil D 39 0 3 3 0 34 1 0 0 0 −1 2
34 Vladimir Vorobiev RW 2 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 −1 0
15 Chad Kilger C 13 1 1 2 −3 4 4 0 0 0 −2 4
21 Jason Smith D 12 1 1 2 0 11 4 0 1 1 0 4
32 Craig Millar D 24 0 2 2 −6 19
38 Chris Ferraro RW 2 1 0 1 1 0
30 Bob Essensa G 39 0 1 1 0
24 Christian Laflamme D 11 0 1 1 −3 0 4 0 1 1 −4 2
29 Steve Passmore G 6 0 1 1 2
7 Fredrik Bremberg C 8 0 0 0 −2 2
34 Jim Dowd C 1 0 0 0 0 0
28 Bill Huard LW 3 0 0 0 0 0
12 Joe Hulbig LW 1 0 0 0 1 2
15 Dan LaCouture LW 3 0 0 0 1 0
21 Daniel Lacroix LW 4 0 0 0 0 13
35 Tommy Salo G 13 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
35 Mikhail Shtalenkov G 34 0 0 0 2

Goaltending

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  • † = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
  • ‡ = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player GP W L T SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
30 Bob Essensa 39 12 14 6 974 96 2.76 .901 0 2091
35 Mikhail Shtalenkov 34 12 17 3 782 81 2.67 .896 3 1819
35 Tommy Salo 13 8 2 2 279 27 2.32 .903 0 700 4 0 4 149 11 2.23 .926 0 296
29 Steve Passmore 6 1 4 1 183 17 2.82 .907 0 362

Awards and records

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Awards

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Type Award/honour Recipient Ref
League
(annual)
NHL All-Rookie Team Tom Poti [6]
League
(in-season)
NHL All-Star Game selection Roman Hamrlik [7]
Team Community Service Award Pat Falloon [8]
Defenceman of the Year Roman Hamrlik [8]
Molson Cup Bill Guerin [8]
Most Popular Player Doug Weight [8]
Top Defensive Forward Todd Marchant [8]
Top First Year Oiler Tom Poti [8]
Unsung Hero Mike Grier [8]
Zane Feldman Trophy Bill Guerin [8]

Milestones

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Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Fredrik Bremberg 1st NHL Game October 10, 1998
Tom Poti
Ryan Smyth 200th NHL Game October 17, 1998
Andrei Kovalenko 400th NHL Game October 21, 1998
Mike Grier 1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick October 24, 1998
Sean Brown 100th NHL PIM October 31, 1998
Craig Millar 1st NHL Assist
Andrei Kovalenko 300th NHL PIM November 8, 1998
Todd Marchant 300th NHL Game November 12, 1998
Tom Poti 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 18, 1998
Kelly Buchberger 1,700th NHL PIM November 25, 1998
Tom Poti 1st NHL Assist November 29, 1998
Josef Beranek 100th NHL Assist December 6, 1998
Bill Guerin 600th NHL PIM December 23, 1998
Marty McSorley 900th NHL Game
Boris Mironov 500th NHL PIM January 3, 1999
Georges Laraque 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
January 7, 1999
Todd Reirden 1st NHL Game
Todd Reirden 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
January 19, 1999
Janne Niinimaa 100th NHL Point January 14, 1999
Georges Laraque 1st NHL Assist January 17, 1999
Janne Niinimaa 200th NHL Game February 1, 1999
Josef Beranek 200th NHL Point February 3, 1999
Mike Grier 200th NHL Game February 17, 1999
Alexander Selivanov 1st NHL Hat-trick
Dean McAmmond 100th NHL Assist February 21, 1999
Dan LaCouture 1st NHL Game February 24, 1999
Georges Laraque 100th NHL PIM
Steve Passmore 1st NHL Game
Sean Brown 200th NHL PIM February 26, 1999
Dean McAmmond 300th NHL Game February 27, 1999
Ryan Smyth 200th NHL PIM
Rem Murray 200th NHL Game March 1, 1999
Steve Passmore 1st NHL Win March 3, 1999
Steve Passmore 1st NHL Assist March 17, 1999
Mike Grier 1st NHL Hat-trick March 20, 1999
Marty McSorley 3,300th NHL PIM
Janne Niinimaa 200th NHL PIM
Pat Falloon 500th NHL Game March 22, 1999
Bill Guerin 300th NHL Point
Janne Niinimaa 100th NHL Assist March 28, 1999
Chad Kilger 200th NHL Game March 30, 1999
Bill Guerin 500th NHL Game April 12, 1999
Tommy Salo 200th NHL Game April 17, 1999
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Sean Brown 1st NHL Game April 21, 1999
Christian Laflamme
Georges Laraque
Tom Poti
Tommy Salo
Vladimir Vorobiev
Ethan Moreau 1st NHL Assist April 23, 1999
Jason Smith
Tom Poti 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
April 25, 1999
Boyd Devereaux 1st NHL Game April 27, 1999
Christian Laflamme 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point

Transactions

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Trades

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June 16, 1998 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bobby Dollas
Tony Hrkac
To Edmonton Oilers
Josef Beranek
June 18, 1998 To New York Islanders
Mike Watt
To Edmonton Oilers
Éric Fichaud
June 27, 1998 To New Jersey Devils
3rd round pick in 1998 (Brian Gionta)
To Edmonton Oilers
Fredrik Bremberg
4th round pick in 1998
5th round pick in 1998
October 1, 1998 To Nashville Predators
Drake Berehowsky
Greg de Vries
Eric Fichaud
To Edmonton Oilers
Jim Dowd
Mikhail Shtalenkov
October 5, 1998 To Philadelphia Flyers
Valeri Zelepukin
To Edmonton Oilers
Daniel Lacroix
January 29, 1999 To Philadelphia Flyers
Andrei Kovalenko
To Edmonton Oilers
Alexandre Daigle
January 29, 1999 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexandre Daigle
To Edmonton Oilers
Alexander Selivanov
February 3, 1999 To Washington Capitals
Barrie Moore
To Edmonton Oilers
Brad Church
March 11, 1999 To Phoenix Coyotes
Mikhail Shtalenkov
To Edmonton Oilers
5th round pick in 2000
March 20, 1999 To Chicago Blackhawks
Boris Mironov
Dean McAmmond
Jonas Elofsson
2nd round pick in 1999
To Edmonton Oilers
Ethan Moreau
Chad Kilger
Christian Laflamme
Daniel Cleary
2nd round pick in 1999
March 20, 1999 To New York Islanders
Mats Lindgren
8th round pick in 1999
To Edmonton Oilers
Tommy Salo
March 23, 1999 To New York Rangers
Kevin Brown
To Edmonton Oilers
Vladimir Vorobiev
March 23, 1999 To Toronto Maple Leafs
4th round pick in 1999
2nd round pick in 2000
To Edmonton Oilers
Jason Smith

Players acquired

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Date Player Former team Contract terms
August 13, 1998 (1998-08-13) Chris Ferraro Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year,
August 14, 1998 (1998-08-14) Kevin Brown Carolina Hurricanes 1 year, $330,900
August 21, 1998 (1998-08-21) Pat Falloon Ottawa Senators 1 year, $297,810
September 10, 1998 (1998-09-10) Mike Matteucci Long Beach Ice Dogs (IHL)
September 17, 1998 (1998-09-17) Todd Reirden New Jersey Devils 1 year,
October 1, 1998 (1998-10-01) Marty McSorley San Jose Sharks 1 year, $1 million

Players lost

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Date Player New team
July 13, 1998 (1998-07-13) Terran Sandwith Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
July 15, 1998 (1998-07-15) Curtis Joseph Toronto Maple Leafs
July 30, 1998 (1998-07-30) Jean-François Labbe New York Rangers
August 18, 1998 (1998-08-18) Jesse Belanger Tampa Bay Lightning
August 29, 1998 (1998-08-29) Scott Fraser New York Rangers
January 6, 1999 (1999-01-06) Fred Brathwaite Calgary Flames
January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) Petr Klíma Detroit Red Wings

Waivers

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Date Player Team
October 5, 1998 (1998-10-05) Dennis Bonvie to Chicago Blackhawks
Zdeno Cíger to Nashville Predators

Draft picks

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Edmonton's draft picks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.[9]

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 13 Michael Henrich   Canada Barrie Colts (OHL)
3 67 Alex Henry   Canada London Knights (OHL)
4 99 Shawn Horcoff   Canada Michigan State University (CCHA)
4 113 Kristian Antila   Finland Ilves (Finland)
5 128 Paul Elliott   Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
5 144 Oleg Smirnov   Russia Kristall Elektrostal (Russia)
6 159 Trevor Ettinger   Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
7 186 Mike Morrison   United States Exeter High School (USHS–NH)
8 213 Christian Lefebvre   Canada Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
9 241 Maxim Spiridonov   Russia London Knights (OHL)

References

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