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The 2018–19 Edmonton Oilers season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 47th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers were eliminated from playoff contention on April 1, 2019, after the St. Louis Blues' shootout win against the Colorado Avalanche.[2]

2018–19 Edmonton Oilers
Division7th Pacific
Conference14th Western
2018–19 record35–38–9
Home record18–19–4
Road record17–19–5
Goals for232
Goals against274
Team information
General ManagerPeter Chiarelli (Oct. 6 – Jan. 22)
Keith Gretzky (Jan. 23 – present) (interim)
CoachTodd McLellan (Oct. 6 – Nov. 20)
Ken Hitchcock (Nov. 20 – present)
CaptainConnor McDavid
Alternate captainsAdam Larsson
Milan Lucic
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
ArenaRogers Place
Minor league affiliate(s)Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsLeon Draisaitl (50)
AssistsConnor McDavid (75)
PointsConnor McDavid (116)
Penalty minutesZack Kassian (102)
Plus/minusMatt Benning (+11)
WinsMikko Koskinen (25)
Goals against averageMikko Koskinen (2.93)

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Calgary Flames 82 50 25 7 50 289 227 +62 107
2 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 27 9 46 289 261 +28 101
3 x – Vegas Golden Knights 82 43 32 7 40 249 230 +19 93
4 Arizona Coyotes 82 39 35 8 35 213 223 −10 86
5 Vancouver Canucks 82 35 36 11 29 225 254 −29 81
6 Anaheim Ducks 82 35 37 10 32 199 251 −52 80
7 Edmonton Oilers 82 35 38 9 32 232 274 −42 79
8 Los Angeles Kings 82 31 42 9 28 202 263 −61 71
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 43 240 214 +26 100
2 x – Winnipeg Jets 82 47 30 5 45 272 244 +28 99
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 45 28 9 42 247 223 +24 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Calgary Flames 82 50 25 7 50 289 227 +62 107
2 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 27 9 46 289 261 +28 101
3 x – Vegas Golden Knights 82 43 32 7 40 249 230 +19 93
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Dallas Stars 82 43 32 7 42 210 202 +8 93
2 CE x – Colorado Avalanche 82 38 30 14 36 260 246 +14 90
3 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 39 35 8 35 213 223 −10 86
4 CE Chicago Blackhawks 82 36 34 12 33 270 292 −22 84
5 CE Minnesota Wild 82 37 36 9 36 211 237 −26 83
6 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 35 36 11 29 225 254 −29 81
7 PA Anaheim Ducks 82 35 37 10 32 199 251 −52 80
8 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 35 38 9 32 232 274 −42 79
9 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 31 42 9 28 202 263 −61 71
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

The pre-season schedule was published on June 13, 2018.[3]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on June 21, 2018.[4]

2018–19 game log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Notes:
a Game was played at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Player statisticsEdit

As of April 6, 2019[5][6][7]

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Connor McDavid 78 41 75 116 3 20
Leon Draisaitl 82 50 55 105 2 52
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 82 28 41 69 –13 26
Darnell Nurse 82 10 31 41 –5 87
Alex Chiasson 73 22 16 38 –1 32
Oscar Klefbom 61 5 23 28 –11 16
Zack Kassian 79 15 11 26 –6 102
Milan Lucic 79 6 14 20 –9 91
Adam Larsson 82 3 17 20 –28 44
Jujhar Khaira 60 3 15 18 –12 43
Matt Benning 70 5 12 17 11 33
Kris Russell 72 3 13 16 5 27
Drake Caggiula 29 7 4 11 –8 16
Ty Rattie 50 4 7 11 –2 4
Tobias Rieder 67 0 11 11 –8 8
Sam Gagner 25 5 5 10 –3 10
Kyle Brodziak 70 6 3 9 –14 33
Jesse Puljujarvi 46 4 5 9 –14 16
Caleb Jones 17 1 5 6 –9 6
Josh Currie 21 2 3 5 2 2
Andrej Sekera 24 0 4 4 3 6
Colby Cave 33 2 1 3 –4 8
Ryan Spooner 25 2 1 3 –6 2
Kevin Gravel 36 0 3 3 –2 4
Joe Gambardella 15 0 3 3 2 2
Ryan Strome 18 1 1 2 –1 14
Kailer Yamamoto 17 1 1 2 –6 2
Chris Wideman 5 0 2 2 –2 4
Jason Garrison 17 1 0 1 1 8
Brandon Manning 12 1 0 1 –1 4
Evan Bouchard 7 1 0 1 –5 2
Alex Petrovic 9 0 1 1 –7 2
Brad Malone 16 0 0 0 0 4
Patrick Russell 6 0 0 0 0 2
Valentin Zykov 5 0 0 0 –1 2
Cooper Marody 6 0 0 0 –1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Mikko Koskinen 55 51 2,991:51 25 21 6 146 2.93 1,551 .906 4 0 2 2
Cam Talbot 31 29 1,694:34 10 15 3 95 3.36 888 .893 1 0 1 0
Anthony Stolarz 6 2 238:41 0 2 0 15 3.77 145 .897 0 0 0 0

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

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Evan Bouchard 1st NHL game October 6, 2018
Darnell Nurse 200th NHL game October 13, 2018
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 200th NHL assist October 16, 2018
Kailer Yamamoto 1st NHL goal October 18, 2018
Jujhar Khaira 100th NHL game October 20, 2018
Cooper Marody 1st NHL game October 23, 2018
Jesse Puljujarvi 100th NHL game
Evan Bouchard 1st NHL goal
1st NHL point
October 25, 2018
Mikko Koskinen 1st NHL shutout November 1, 2018
Oscar Klefbom 100th NHL point November 3, 2018
Milan Lucic 1,000th NHL PIM November 6, 2018
Zack Kassian 400th NHL game November 8, 2018
Patrick Russell 1st NHL game November 17, 2018
Connor McDavid 100th NHL goal November 20, 2018

RecordsEdit

  • 9: An NHL record for most consecutive team goals a player has factored on to begin a season by Connor McDavid (4 goals, 5 assists) on October 16, 2018.

TransactionsEdit

The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2018–19 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23) To Montreal Canadiens
3rd-round pick in 2018
5th-round pick in 2018
To Edmonton Oilers
WSH's 2nd-round pick in 2018
[8]
June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24) To Montreal Canadiens
5th-round pick in 2019
To Edmonton Oilers
Hayden Hawkey
[9]
October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01) To St. Louis Blues
Jakub Jerabek
To Edmonton Oilers
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
[10]
November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16) To New York Rangers
Ryan Strome
To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Spooner
[11]
November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22) To Ottawa Senators
Conditional 6th-round pick in 2020
To Edmonton Oilers
Chris Wideman
[12]
December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30) To Chicago Blackhawks
Drake Caggiula
Jason Garrison
To Edmonton Oilers
Brandon Manning
Robin Norell
[13]
December 30, 2018 (2018-12-30) To Florida Panthers
Chris Wideman
Conditional 3rd-round pick in 2019
To Edmonton Oilers
Alex Petrovic
[14]
February 15, 2019 (2019-02-15) To Philadelphia Flyers
Cam Talbot
To Edmonton Oilers
Anthony Stolarz
[15]
February 16, 2019 (2019-02-16) To Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Spooner
To Edmonton Oilers
Sam Gagner
[16]

Free agentsEdit

Date Player Team Contract term Ref
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kyle Brodziak from St. Louis Blues 2-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Laurent Brossoit to Winnipeg Jets 1-year [18]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Kevin Gravel from Los Angeles Kings 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Eric Gryba to New Jersey Devils 1-year [19]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Tobias Rieder from Los Angeles Kings 1-year [17]
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) Dillon Simpson to Columbus Blue Jackets 1-year [20]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Yohann Auvitu to Sochi (KHL) 2-year [21]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Joey LaLeggia to St. Louis Blues 2-year [22]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Iiro Pakarinen to Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) 1-year [23]
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02) Anton Slepyshev to CSKA Moscow (KHL) 2-year [24]
July 18, 2018 (2018-07-18) Josh Currie from Bakersfield Condors (AHL) 2-year [25]
July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24) Grayson Downing to Colorado Eagles (AHL) 1-year [26]
July 24, 2018 (2018-07-24) Kyle Platzer to Charlotte Checkers (AHL) 1-year [27]
August 20, 2018 (2018-08-20) Jakub Jerabek from Washington Capitals 1-year [28]
September 13, 2018 (2018-09-13) Ben Betker to Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) 1-year [29]
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Alex Chiasson from Washington Capitals 1-year [30]
October 2, 2018 (2018-10-02) Jason Garrison from Vegas Golden Knights 1-year [30]
May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21) Logan Day from Bakersfield Condors (AHL) 1-year [31]
May 24, 2019 (2019-05-24) Joakim Nygård from Färjestad BK (SHL) 1-year [32]

WaiversEdit

Date Player Team Ref
October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01) Pontus Aberg to Anaheim Ducks [33]
November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30) Valentin Zykov from Carolina Hurricanes [34]
December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29) Valentin Zykov to Vegas Golden Knights [35]
January 15, 2019 (2019-01-15) Colby Cave from Boston Bruins [36]

SigningsEdit

Date Player Contract term Ref
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06) Ryan Strome 2-year [38]
July 17, 2018 (2018-07-17) Evan Bouchard 3-year [39]
September 17, 2018 (2018-09-17) Darnell Nurse 2-year [40]
January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21) Mikko Koskinen 3-year [41]
May 1, 2019 (2019-05-01) Ryan McLeod 3-year [42]
May 22, 2019 (2019-05-22) Olivier Rodrigue 3-year [43]
May 29, 2019 (2019-05-29) Joe Gambardella 2-year [44]
June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03) Brad Malone 1-year [45]
June 3, 2019 (2019-06-03) Shane Starrett 1-year [45]
June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11) Patrick Russell 1-year [46]

Draft picksEdit

Below are the Edmonton Oilers' selections at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 22 and 23, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Evan Bouchard D   Canada London Knights (OHL)
2 40 Ryan McLeod C   Canada Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
2 621 Olivier Rodrigue G   Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
6 164 Michael Kesselring D   United States New Hampton School (USHS)
7 195 Patrik Siikanen C   Finland Blues U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga)

Notes:

  1. The Washington Capitals' second-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on June 23, 2018, that sent a third and fifth-round pick both in 2018 (71st and 133rd overall) to Montreal in exchange for this pick.[47]

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