Edmonton Oilers Wiretap

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

May 16, 2017 5:02 PM

Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera has a torn ACL and will be out six to nine months, GM Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday.

Sekera suffered the injury against the Ducks in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs and missed Games 6 and 7 as the Oilers lost the series in seven games.

He is scheduled to have surgery Thursday.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Oilers Lose Andrej Sekera For The Remainder Of Series

May 7, 2017 1:34 PM

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera has been ruled out for the remainder of their series with the Anaheim Ducks, head coach Todd McLellan announced Sunday.

Sekera suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference second-round series from a hit by Ducks Ryan Getzlaf.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks, Injury, Misc Rumor

Connor McDavid Hits 100-Point Mark

Apr 10, 2017 2:03 AM

Connor McDavid became the only NHL player to hit the 100-point mark for the season on Sunday in the Oilers' 5-2 win over the Canucks.

McDavid had a pair of assists in the league's final game of the regular season and ended his campaign with 30 goals and 70 assists in 82 games.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Canadiens Trade Desharnais To Oilers For Davidson

Mar 1, 2017 1:56 AM

The Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers have made a deal on the eve of the NHL trade deadline.

Montreal has acquired defenseman Brandon Davidson for forward David Desharnais. The deal was announced Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old Davidson played 28 games this season for Edmonton, getting one assist. He has five goals and 13 points in 91 games.


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

Predators Activate P.K. Subban Off IR

Jan 20, 2017 6:20 PM

The Nashville Predators have activated defenseman P.K. Subban off injured reserve, and he is expected to play Friday night in Edmonton.

The Predators announced the move Friday afternoon.


Tags: Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points

Jan 19, 2017 2:18 AM

Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Panthers on Wednesday night.

McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. Florida's James Reimer made the glove save, but the puck was ruled to be across the line via video review.

Edmonton started the scoring six minutes in off a steal as McDavid fed Kassian on a 2-on-1, and he beat Reimer. It was McDavid's 100th career point, coming in his 92nd NHL game.


Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'

Dec 27, 2016 12:48 AM

Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr, Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 25.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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.


Connor McDavid Out 'Months' With Broken Clavicle
Connor McDavid will require surgery after breaking his collarbone on Tuesday night.


Connor McDavid Injures Shoulder In Oilers' Win
Connor McDavid injured his left shoulder after a collision into the boards on Tuesday night.


Todd McLellan To Coach Team North America
Todd McLellan will likely be coaching both Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid in the 2016 World Cup.


Spezza Scores Three Times To Upstage McDavid's First NHL Goal
The Stars defeated the Oilers by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday night.


Jordan Eberle Out 4-6 Weeks With Shoulder Injury
Jordan Eberle was the Oilers' top scorer last season with 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists) in 81 games.


Oilers Sign Oscar Klefbom To Seven-Year Extension
Oscar Klefbom, 20, scored two goals in 60 games for the Oilers last season.

Peter Chiarelli To Be Named YoungStars GM
Stan Bowman will be the assistant GM for the YoungStars.