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The 2016–17 Edmonton Oilers season was the 38th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 45th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). This was the Oilers' first season of play at their new downtown arena, Rogers Place. This season also marked the end of their 11-year playoff drought after they clinched the playoffs on March 28 against the Los Angeles Kings for their first playoff appearance since 2006. This season marked the first time since the 1986-87 season that the Oilers recorded 100 points in a season.

2016–17 Edmonton Oilers
Division2nd Pacific
Conference4th Western
2016–17 record47–26–9
Home record25–12–4
Road record22–14–5
Goals for247
Goals against212
Team information
General ManagerPeter Chiarelli
CoachTodd McLellan
CaptainConnor McDavid
Alternate captainsJordan Eberle
Milan Lucic
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
ArenaRogers Place
Average attendance18,369
Minor league affiliate(s)Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
Norfolk Admirals (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsConnor McDavid (30)
AssistsConnor McDavid (70)
PointsConnor McDavid (100)
Penalty minutesZack Kassian (101)
Plus/minusConnor McDavid (+27)
WinsCam Talbot (42)
Goals against averageLaurent Brossoit (1.99)

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99
4 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 −4 86
6 Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 −63 70
7 Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 −61 69
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
2 x – Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 PA x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
2 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
3 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 −7 87
4 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 −4 86
5 CE Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 −39 79
6 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 −63 70
7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 −61 69
8 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 −112 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 game log[2]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statisticsEdit

As of May 10, 2017

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Cam Talbot 73 73 4294:00 42 22 8 171 2.39 2117 .919 7 0 0 4
Laurent Brossoit 8 4 332:27 4 1 0 11 1.99 153 .928 0 0 0 0
Jonas Gustavsson 7 5 328:58 1 3 1 17 3.10 122 .878 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Cam Talbot 13 13 799:23 7 6 33 2.48 437 .924 2 0 1 0
Laurent Brossoit 1 0 27:08 0 0 2 4.42 8 .750 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Oilers. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

RosterEdit

MilestonesEdit

TransactionsEdit

Following the end of the Oilers' 2015–16 season, and during the 2016–17 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 29, 2016 (2016-06-29) To New Jersey Devils
Taylor Hall
To Edmonton Oilers
Adam Larsson
[7]
October 7, 2016 (2016-10-07) To St. Louis Blues
Nail Yakupov
To Edmonton Oilers
Zach Pochiro
*3rd-round pick in 2017 (Cameron Crotty)
[8]
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Arizona Coyotes
Mitchell Moroz
To Edmonton Oilers
Henrik Samuelsson
[9]
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) To Montreal Canadiens
Brandon Davidson
To Edmonton Oilers
David Desharnais
[10]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To New York Rangers
Taylor Beck
To Edmonton Oilers
Justin Fontaine
[11]
Notes

*Later traded to the Arizona Coyotes

Draft picksEdit

Below are the Edmonton Oilers' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club team (League)
1 4 Jesse Puljujarvi Right Wing   Finland Oulun Kärpät (Liiga)
2 32 Tyler Benson Left Wing   Canada Vancouver Giants (WHL)
3 63 Markus Niemelainen Defence   Finland Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
3 84[a] Matthew Cairns Defence   Canada Georgetown Raiders (OJHL)
3 91[b] Filip Berglund Defence   Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SuperElit)
5 123 Dylan Wells Goaltender   Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
5 149[c] Graham McPhee Left Wing   United States U.S. National Team Development Program
6 153 Aapeli Rasanen Centre   Finland Tappara (Jr. A SM-liiga)
7 183 Vincent Desharnais Defence   Canada Providence College (NCAA)

Notes

ReferencesEdit

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