Edmonton Oilers Wiretap

Canadiens Trade Al Montoya To Oilers For Draft Pick

Jan 5, 2018 2:33 AM

The Canadiens traded goalie Al Montoya to the Oilers on Thursday night for a conditional fourth-round pick this year.

Montoya, 32, hasn't played since suffering a concussion on Nov. 4 in Winnipeg. He was 2-1-0 with a 3.77 goals-against average this season for Montreal, and is 65-47-22 with a 2.63 GAA in 159 career NHL games.


Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

NHL Names All-Star Captains

Jan 4, 2018 3:18 PM

Lightning star Steven Stamkos will serve as captain of the Atlantic Division team in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament this month in Tampa, Florida.

Stamkos has 49 points for first-place Tampa Bay and is the face of the franchise.

Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin earned his 12th career All-Star nod as the fan-voted captain of the Metropolitan Division. Ovechkin leads the league with 26 goals.

Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was voted captain for the Metropolitan Division and Oilers center Connor McDavid captain of the Pacific Division.


Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, Edmonton Oilers, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Kings Trade Michael Cammalleri To Oilers For Jussi Jokinen

Nov 15, 2017 2:33 PM

The Kings have acquired forward Jussi Jokinen from the Oilers in exchange for forward Michael Cammalleri, Kings Vice President and GM Rob Blake announced today.

Jokinen has played in 14 games with the Oilers this year, recording one point and two penalty minutes. The native of Kalajoki, Finland has played for the Oilers, Panthers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Lightning and Stars during his 13-year NHL career. 

Cammalleri appeared in 15 games this season with the Kings, posting seven points (3-4=7), a plus-1 rating and four penalty minutes.

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Oilers Place Leon Draisaitl On IR With Concussion Symptoms

Oct 17, 2017 1:24 AM

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was placed on injured reserve Monday as he deals with an eye injury that is creating concussion symptoms.

"He had an eye injury," coach Todd McLellan said Saturday. "The eye was swollen shut. Obviously, the eye is attached to the head, which leads to concussion-type symptoms now."


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Connor McDavid The Preseason Pick For MVP

Oct 2, 2017 1:39 AM

Oilers center Connor McDavid has said it time and again since winning the Hart Trophy last season: "One season doesn't make a career."

Nobody in hockey thinks McDavid is going to be a one-hit wonder. The expectation instead is that McDavid, the only NHL player to put up 100 points last season, is a 20-year-old embarking on a Hockey Hall of Fame career.

More immediately, the panel of NHL.com voters tasked with making preseason trophy predictions thinks McDavid will be a two-time Hart Trophy winner three seasons into his NHL career.

McDavid received 11 first-place votes and was one of two players named on all 17 ballots submitted. The other player to be named on all 17 ballots was Penguins center Sidney Crosby, who received four first-place votes.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Oilers Sign Chris Kelly To Tryout Contract

Sep 11, 2017 3:57 PM

The Edmonton Oilers signed center Chris Kelly to a professional tryout contract Sunday.

The 36-year-old Kelly had five goals and seven assists in 82 regular-seasons games for Ottawa last season,


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

McDavid Frustrated Over Missing Olympics

Jul 26, 2017 3:19 PM

The Stanley Cup isn't the only thing Connor McDavid wants. He also wants a shot at Olympic gold, and he's frustrated that NHL players likely won't get a chance to play in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

In April, the NHL announced that it will not stop its season to allow players to compete at the Feb. 9-25 Olympics for the first time in 20 years.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor

Oilers Give Connor McDavid NHLs Top Annual Salary

Jul 6, 2017 1:19 AM

Connor McDavid, the NHL's most valuable player, now has the most valuable annual salary.

The Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday that the center has signed a contract extension with an annual average value of $12.5 million over eight years.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Oilers Place Benoit Pouliot On Waivers

Jun 29, 2017 6:21 PM

The Oilers have placed forward Benoit Pouliot on unconditional waivers with the purposes of buying out his contract.

Pouliot had two years left at a salary-cap hit of $4 million. By buying out Pouliot, Edmonton saves $2.67 million against the cap the next two years.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Chiarelli, Dorion, Poile Finalists For Top GM

May 17, 2017 1:17 AM

Peter Chiarelli of the Edmonton Oilers, Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators and David Poile of the Nashville Predators are the finalists for the NHL general manager of the year award.

The NHL announced the finalists Tuesday night.


Tags: Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Andrej Sekera Out Six To Nine Months With Torn ACL
Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera is scheduled for surgery this Thursday.


Oilers Lose Andrej Sekera For The Remainder Of Series
Andrej Sekera suffered an undisclosed injury from a hit by Ryan Getzlaf.


Connor McDavid Hits 100-Point Mark
Connor McDavid is the only NHL player to hit the 100-point mark this season.


Canadiens Trade Desharnais To Oilers For Davidson
Brandon Davidson had five goals and 13 points in 28 games with the Oilers this season.


Predators Activate P.K. Subban Off IR
P.K. Subban is expected to play for the Predators on Friday night in Edmonton.


Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points
Connor McDavid's 100th career point came in his 92nd NHL game on Wednesday night.


NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'
Jaromir Jagr led the League with five assists in three games to move into second place in all-time NHL scoring and power the Panthers to three out of a possible six standings points.


Subban, Crosby, Price, McDavid Among Top All-Star Vote Leaders
Hockey fans will determine the four All-Star captains for the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29.


Wayne Gretzky Views Sidney Crosby The NHL's Best
The impressive second season that Connor McDavid is having has started a debate among hockey fans as who is the game's best player.


Oilers Trade Nail Yakupov To Blues For Prospect, Draft Pick
Nail Yakupov has scored 50 goals in 252 NHL games and has never scored more than 17 in a single season.


Connor McDavid Named Youngest NHL Captain Ever
The Oilers have made Connor McDavid, 19, the youngest captain in NHL history.


Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells For $465K
A Wayne Gretzky rookie card sold for a hockey card record of $465,000 on Thursday night in Atlantic City.


Oilers Name Keith Gretzky Assistant GM
Keith Gretzky has spend the past five years with the Boston Bruins.


Oilers Sign Jesse Puljujarvi To Entry Level Deal
Forward Jesse Puljujarvi spent last season with the Finnish Elite League's Oulu Karpat, getting 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 50 games.


Milan Lucic Signs Seven-Year Deal With Oilers
Milan Lucic scored 20 goals in 81 games with the Kings last season.


Devils Trade Larsson To Oilers For Hall
The trade to the Devils caught Taylor Hall off guard.


Pens Send Draft Pick To Oilers For Justin Schultz
The Oilers will be retaining 50 percent of Justin Schultz's salary.


Panthers Add Hudler, Purcell In Separate Trades
The Panthers sent draft picks to the Flames and Oilers in separate trades on Saturday.


Connor McDavid Cleared For Full Contact
The Oilers' Connor McDavid is looking to return on February 2 against the Blue Jackets.


McDavid Resumes Skating, Return Still Unknown
Oilers rookie Connor McDavid has missed the past 22 games since being injured on November 3.