Oilers Rumors & News

  • Connor McDavid declares first day of Oilers orientation camp 'fun'

    Edmonton Sun "One small stride for Connor McDavid, one giant leap for the Edmonton Oilers. The future of the franchise took his first official skate as an Oiler in an empty arena Wednesday, a quiet prelude to the roar he’s expected to make in this building and the next. “Today was a lot of fun,” said..." July 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Letestu to EDM is a three-year deal...

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Hearing #Oilers and Andrej Sekera is a 6 year deal at $5.5M per #TSN

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Edmonton Oilers close to signing Mark Letestu to a 3 year deal. Edmonton also on verge of long term deal with Andrej Sekera #TSN

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    EDM is targeting a top UFA defenceman today and the Oilers are believed to be a leading contender for Andrej Sekera. #TSN

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    I think it's down to Philly or Edmonton for Neuvirth

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing that the Oilers have kicked the tires on UFA goalies Ramo and Neuvirth... but I think Ramo more likely to re-sign with Flames

  • Coyotes reacquire Boyd Gordon but will look for more help in free agency

    Arizona Republic "The first major wave of change infiltrated NHL teams last weekend at the draft when a steady carousel of trades touched off a rousing round of musical chairs that saw many of the Coyotes' division rivals make key additions. Arizona was a minor player in the action, striking only one deal (the..." July 01

  • Oilers sign Andrej Sekera to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers bolstered its blue-line on the opening day of free agency, signing veteran defenceman Andrej Sekera to a long-term deal. Sekera will earn an average of $5.5 million per season for the next six seasons." July 01

  • Oilers acquire Lauri Korpikoski from Arizona in exchange for Boyd Gordon

    Edmonton Journal "Boyd Gordon is going back to the desert. The Arizona Coyotes re-aquired the centreman from the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday for forward Lauri Korpikoski. “We are very pleased to re-acquire Boyd Gordon,” said Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. “Boyd is an excellent defensive centre who is one..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Draft day deals see Oilers say goodbye to Marincin, Ewanyk and hello to Gryba, Ross

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers moved enigmatic defenceman Martin Marincin Saturday, dealing the 23-year-old to the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was no surprise to see the Oilers broker a deal for Marincin, who was the 46th pick overall in the 2010 entry draft. The Leafs gave the Oilers pick No. 107 in the..." June 28

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    Curtis Pashelka @CurtisPashelka

    Just got off conference call w/#SJSharks Wilson. Looks like SJ will be getting a 3rd rounder from EDM (compensation for McLellan) tmw.

  • Oilers acquire Talbot from Rangers for picks

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have found their goalie. The Oilers acquired Cam Talbot from the New York Rangers for a second round, third round, and seventh round pick. The Oilers also sent a seventh-rounder to the Rangers in the deal. Talbot, 27, posted a 21-9-4 record with a 2.21 goals-against..." June 27

  • Maple Leafs deal Ross to Oilers for Marincin

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs added some depth to their blue line, acquiring defenceman Martin Marincin from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Brad Ross and a fourth-round draft pick. " June 27

  • Senators trade Eric Gryba to Edmonton

    Sportsnet "Peter Chiarelli is on a mission to stock up on the back end. The Edmonton Oilers general manager acquired defenceman Eric Gryba from the Ottawa Senators at the NHL Draft Saturday in exchange for prospect Travis Ewanyk and the 107th overall pick in the draft. Ottaw used that selection to snap..." June 27

  • 'Even better than I was expecting': Connor McDavid is an Edmonton Oiler

    Edmonton Journal "Connor McDavid is yours Edmonton. There was no suspense, no uncertainty, when the Edmonton Oilers officially conscripted McDavid, the prized prodigy of the Class of 2015. Still, it was his moment, and a moment that signals a fresh start for a franchise in need of change. “To be honest..." June 27

  • Isles ship touted young defenseman for 2 high picks

    New York Post "The Islanders entered the NHL draft Friday night without a first-round pick, but they ended the night with two. The Islanders made sure they didn’t miss out on any top talent, acquiring the 16th and 33rd overall picks from the Oilers in exchange for Griffin Reinhart. General manager Garth..." June 27

  • Oilers take McDavid with first-overall pick

    TSN "As expected, Connor McDavid is an Edmonton Oiler. The team selected the Erie Otters centre with the first pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. McDavid joins Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011) and Nail Yakupov (2012) as the Oilers’ fourth first-overall selection in the last six..." June 27

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.

  • B's shun Oilers offer, trade Hamilton to Calgary

    CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill had been churning for about an hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th and..." June 26

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • Oilers won't rule out RFA offer sheet

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have a lot of business to tend to before the puck drops on the 2015-16 season including a pair of first-round draft picks to utilize as well as exploring potential trade opportunities. However, one avenue the team could explore once the free agency period opens is the..." June 23

  • Chiarelli thinks Oilers will probably add a goalie before draft

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers checked two more names off their internal hit list Monday when pro scout Dave Semenko and director of coaching and special projects Billy Moores fell victim to the organizational overhaul. They join head amateur scout Stu MacGregor, head professional scout Morey Gare and..." June 23

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Talbot trade watch continues. Expect he gets traded this week. Buf, Edmtn, SJ and Dallas in the mix. Great contract requires high return.

  • Oilers fire four scouts week before NHL Draft

    CBS Sports "When Peter Chiarelli was hired to take over the Edmonton Oilers and attempt to turn around what has been one of the worst teams in the NHL over the past decade, significant change was inevitable. What is surprising is the timing of the change that reportedly happened on Saturday night when the..." June 21

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Cam Talbot is a hot commodity. Edmtn, Cgy, SJ, Dallas + Florida have expressed interest. Multiple trade offers. First 3 most likely targets.

  • Oilers give Penguins permission to interview Nelson for AHL job

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins have received permission from the Edmonton Oilers to talk to Todd Nelson about their vacant AHL coaching job in Wilkes-Barre, general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. Nelson, 46, has a resume that includes a successful tenure coaching Edmonton's AHL club in Oklahoma City for..." June 10

  • Dreger on Sabres’, Oilers’ Interest in Lehner

    Todays Slapshot "On if he heard anything new on the Ottawa goaltending trade situation over the weekend: “No, not really by way of update. I mean, we know that Robin Lehner is the carrot that’s being dangled and the Ottawa Senators believe that they’re going to get the most for him. That’s not being..." June 09

  • What are the Edmonton Oilers’ options in goal next season?

    The Hockey News "The Oilers organizational overhaul is well underway and things seem to be heading in the right direction in Edmonton. Connor McDavid is almost certainly coming to town, recently hired GM Peter Chiarelli has the experience and pedigree that should give fans a reason to be excited and new coach Todd..." June 09

  • Edmonton Oilers sign pair of minor leaguers

    Edmonton Journal "Brad Hunt, who started the last NHL season on the Edmonton Oilers’ blue-line after an impressive camp, and winger Andrew Miller, who was an instant hit when called up the last few weeks of the season, have signed one-year, two-way contracts. The 26-year-old players were integral parts of the..." June 08

  • Sabres choose not to interview Connor McDavid

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres determined it was not necessary to interview Erie Otters center Connor McDavid this week during the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine. McDavid, No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top North American skaters for the 2015 NHL Draft, is expected to go No. 1 to the..." June 07

  • ' I wasn't saying I would be beter than Connor McDavid,' says Eichel

    Pro Hockey Talk "As reports from the NHL Scouting Combine swirl that Jack Eichel told teams in the interview process he’ll be better than Connor McDavid, the highly touted Boston University star has clarified a few things on that point. McDavid is expected to go No. 1 overall in the NHL Draft later this month...." June 06

  • In combine interviews Eichel is saying he'll be better than McDavid

    Boston Globe "The Buffalo Sabres are very good at losing. They were the worst team in the NHL this season. They recorded the fewest points in 2013-14, too. Their chase after coach Mike Babcock failed. They had the best odds of winning this year’s draft lottery, and that did not fall in their favor. But..." June 06

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    #Oilers coaches Keith Acton and Craig Ramsay have been relieved of their duties and will not be returning for the 2015-16 season.

  • Connor McDavid: 'Anywhere you go in the NHL is great'

    Yahoo! Sports "Connor McDavid is on my computer screen talking to me. He’s wearing a CCM hat with a CCM logo draped behind him. It’s because he announced his partnership with the hockey company and we were asked if we wanted to Skype chat with the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft and latest..." June 05

  • Oilers' latest No. 1 pick viewed as rebuild accelerator

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers, who have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs nine straight seasons, will be picking first at the NHL Draft for the fourth time since 2010 on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. They will do so with a new general manager in Peter Chiarelli and coach in Todd McLellan. Bob..." June 04

  • Report: Todd Nelson could re-join the Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following the Edmonton Oilers hiring of Todd McLellan as head coach, Todd Nelson was given permission by the hockey club to explore other opportunities. Nelson led the Oilers to a 17-25-9 record after taking over from Dallas Eakins in December. However, with the hiring of John Hynes on..." June 02

  • Connor McDavid poised to become NHL’s first million-dollar endorsement baby

    The Hockey News "Perhaps Buffalo is not the ideal venue to celebrate a deal that will effectively make Connor McDavid a millionaire before he even sets foot on an NHL ice surface – might be rubbing it in just a little – but equipment giant CCM has a lot to celebrate next week. So does McDavid. Next week at the..." May 30

  • There should be no compensation given when other teams hire fired NHL GMs, coaches

    Edmonton Journal "This compensation for fired coaches and GM’s is blatantly ridiculous. Teams gassed general managers such as Peter Chiarelli in Boston after one missed playoff and Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh, who won a Stanley Cup there, and they get a sweetener back? The sweetener is getting out from under paying..." May 29

  • Oilers, Slepyshev agree to entry-level deal

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with left wing Anton Slepyshev. TSN Edmonton Bureau reporter Ryan Rishaug confirmed the signing via Twitter Wednesday." May 27

  • Anton Slepyshev ‘wants to join’ the Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Peter Chiarelli didn’t have much time off between leaving the Boston Bruins and hiring on with the Edmonton Oilers, and he has a lot of items to get cleared away. He needs a draft plan, a free agency plan, and he has to figure out which pieces of the organization (both front office and on-ice)..." May 26

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    Sunaya Sapurji @sunayas

    It took six months but finally got Leon Draisaitl to confirm the decision not to send him to WJC was made by the Edmonton Oilers - not him.

  • Oilers’ Todd Nelson free to look elsewhere

    Sportsnet "It’s been quite an off-season for the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers won the Connor McDavid sweepstakes by landing the No. 1 draft selection in April’s NHL Draft Lottery and then took steps towards pulling the organization out of the Western Conference basement by naming Peter Chiarelli general..." May 24

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

    Puck Drunk Love "Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks..." May 23

  • Expect more interest in Senators goalie Robin Lehner

    Ottawa Sun "There should be no shortage of interest in Ottawa's goalies. However, if the Senators want to get the best they can for one of their netminders, expect 23-year-old goaltender Robin Lehner to be on the move before next month's NHL entry draft in Fort Lauderdale. Sources say the Buffalo..." May 21