Oilers Rumors & News

  • Erin Andrews, former NHL player Jarret Stoll get married in Montana

    Sporting News "Some congratulations are in store for Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll. The Fox Sports reporter and the former NHL player tied the knot on Saturday in front of close family and friends, People reported. The wedding took place at sunset in Montana, Andrews' rep confirmed. Interestingly..." June 25

  • Report | Coyotes talking to former Oilers interim head coach Todd Nelson

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Coyotes recently elected to part ways with head coach Dave Tippett, and the franchise has since been searching for its next leader behind the bench. As result, it appears as though the Coyotes are eying former Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd Nelson. According to a weekend report..." June 25

  • Ryan Strome happy to be joining surging Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Just about every player who has ever been traded to the Edmonton Oilers has gone on and on about how excited he was to be coming to a young, fast and exciting team. And for a good 10 years there, during one losing season after another, most of them were lying. But as the Oilers embark on a..." June 23

  • Kris Russell contract four-years, $4 million per, modified no trade clause, insiders say

    Edmonton Journal "This in from TSN’s Ryan Rishaug: “Excellent chance Russell and the Oilers finalize a deal today. Expect the range to be 4m x 4 years. Hearing there will be a modified no trade as part of the Russell deal.” And from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun: “Being finalized as we speak…” And from TVA’s Renaud..." June 23

  • Dealing Jordan Eberle has long been necessary for Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnet "As another player once considered a pillar of the Edmonton Oilers rebuild gets shipped out of town, here’s the kicker: Trading a 25-goal man for 15-goal Ryan Strome is exactly what had to happen. Exactly 51 weeks after the explosive fan favourite Taylor Hall was dealt to the New Jersey Devils..." June 22

  • Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli prepared to match any offer sheet on Leon Draisaitl

    Sportsnet "Offer sheets may not be a tool used by NHL general managers too often these days, but the possibility of one was certainly in the back of Peter Chiarelli’s mind when he dealt away Jordan Eberle and his $6-million salary. With pending restricted free agent Leon Draisaitl coming off a 77-point..." June 22

  • A 'relieved' Jordan Eberle welcomes deal to Islanders, 'a storied franchise'

    Sporting News "Calling his new team a "storied franchise," and new teammate John Tavares "a generational player," Jordan Eberle could not contain his excitement over Thursday's trade in which he was dealt to the New York Islanders from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. "The Islanders are a..." June 22

  • Kris Russell will re-sign with Edmonton Oilers, says NHL insider

    Edmonton Journal "This just in from E.J. Hradek, senior reporter for the NHL Network: “Hearing that D Kris Russell will be re-signing with @EdmontonOilers” Hradek’s tweet follows up on a tweet made by Oilers insider Ryan Rishaug of TSN: “Oilers needed cap space, it was either 93 or 14 to go. Wanted to keep the C..." June 22

  • Oilers trade Eberle to Islanders for Strome

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have dealt forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome, the teams confirmed Thursday. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall by Edmonton in 2008, registering 165 goals and 217 assists in 507 career games in seven seasons with the Oilers. The..." June 22

  • Connor McDavid caps breakout season by winning Hart Trophy as league MVP during NHL Awards

    National Post "Connor McDavid said he was worried about his speech. Not necessarily what he was going to say, but just that he was going to have to stand up and say something. “I hate that part,” he said. “I’m not going to be the guy giving the big, long speech. It will be short and brief and..." June 22

  • Oilers' McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers won the Ted Lindsay Award, given annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by members of the NHL Players' Association, at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas on Wednesday. McDavid, 20, led the..." June 22

  • McDavid named NHL 18 cover athlete

    Sportsnet "Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid has been named the EA Sports NHL 18 cover athlete. Announced as part of the NHL Awards Wednesday, this is just one part of what could end up being a big night for the 20-year-old who is also up for the Hart and Ted Lindsay Trophies. “Representing NHL..." June 22

  • Golden Knights talking with UFA D Russell

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights are in preliminary discussions with pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Kris Russell, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun notes that nothing is close to getting done with the veteran blueliner at the moment and adds that Vegas will check in with..." June 19

  • Milan Lucic, general manager? Big winger has big executive aspirations

    Vancouver Sun "Milan Lucic could be Connor McDavid’s left winger sometime this season. He could also be his boss years down the road, too. Lucic, who signed with the Edmonton Oilers as a free agent last summer in part for the opportunity to play alongside young star McDavid, admits that he has aspirations of..." June 19

  • Could Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens swing a Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-for-Alex Galchenyuk deal?

    Edmonton Sun "With Jonathan Drouin off to the Montreal Canadiens in the blockbuster National Hockey League trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Habs now have a glut of wingers — unless they think Alex Galchenyuk is a centre or Drouin can play there. The jury’s very much out on Galchenyuk, the third..." June 17

  • Oilers sign RFA Khaira to two-year deal

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jujhar Khaira to a two-year contract extension. Khaira was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer. He played in 10 games with the Oilers this season, scoring one goal. The 22-year-old owns one goal and two assists in 25 games with the..." June 16

  • Matt Hendricks leaves Oilers having accomplished his mission

    Sportsnet "A hard grinding, responsible and selfless veteran, Matt Hendricks’ job description in Edmonton was to help turn a dysfunctional dressing room and team culture around. Now that those goals have been accomplished, he’ll be moving on from the Edmonton Oilers. “I would say it’s 99 per cent sure I..." June 15

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Oilers in the mix for Foo

    TSN "Spencer Foo is ready to make the leap to the NHL after three years of college hockey at Union College and a Canadian team could be in the mix to acquire the 23-year-old's services. Gerry Johansson, a player agent for The Sports Corporation which represents Foo, told CHED’s Bob Stauffer recently..." June 12

  • How Canada’s teams could fare in the 2017 NHL expansion draft

    Globe and Mail "No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars – including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner – exempt from consideration. Under the terms of the expansion..." June 11

  • Oilers, Russell's agent 'get ball rolling' on contract talks

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers and pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Kris Russell have begun contract talks with a brief discussion on Tuesday, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The 30-year-old scored one goal and added 12 assists over 68 games in 2016-17 with the Oilers, his first..." June 08

  • Oilers have offers on the table for Jordan Eberle

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the second year in a row it seems likely that the Edmonton Oilers are going to trade one of their core players. Speaking on TSN’s Insider Trading on Friday night, Darren Dreger reported that Oilers general manage Peter Chiarelli has offers on the table for the veteran forward. None of the..." June 03

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Chiarelli: 'Happy to have' Eberle on Oilers

    TSN "Recording just two assists in 13 playoff games did nothing to cool the trade speculation revolving around Edmonton Oilers winger Jordan Eberle. Eberle, 27, scored 20 goals and posted 51 points in the regular season, but with a cap hit of $6 million for two more seasons, many have wondered if..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Oilers RFA Lander signs in KHL

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Anton Lander is reportedly headed to the KHL. According to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express in Russia, Lander has signed with the KHL club Ak Bars. He was scheduled to become an arbitration-eligible restricted free agent on July 1. Lander, a native of Sweden, spent his..." May 25

  • Taylor Hall: ‘Frustrating’ to play through the rebuild in Edmonton

    Sportsnet "Taylor Hall‘s former junior hockey team, the Windsor Spitfires, are on their way to the Mastercard Memorial Cup Final after a perfect 3-0 round-robin record. It’s the first time Windsor, this year’s host, is returning the the major junior championship since 2010. That season, Hall led the team to..." May 25

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Edmonton Oilers Officially Ink Iiro Pakarinen To One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the news came out this weekend that the Iiro Pakarinen had signed an extension with the Edmonton Oilers, the team officially announced the one-year contract today. Pakarinen was set to become a free agent this summer, but will now earn $725K next season on a one-way deal. Pakarinen ended..." May 23

  • Could Connor McDavid opt for five-year deal?

    Sportsnet "While the Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid‘s representatives can’t start negotiating the franchise player’s second contract until July 1, there’s already a lot of speculation about the nature of the deal he’ll end up getting. One theory that has floated around, according to Sportsnet’s..." May 21

  • Edmonton Oilers got blood 'n' guts from Matt Hendricks

    Edmonton Sun "The enduring memory of Matt Hendricks as an Edmonton Oilers winger will be the January 2016 night in Dallas when he bravely or foolishly — take your pick — dove to block a slapper and the puck crushed his protective cup. He laid on the ice in awful pain, of course, before dragging himself to..." May 21

  • McKenzie doesn’t see Oilers in fire sale mode on Eberle

    Fanrag Sports "Jordan Eberle and trade rumors have gone hand-in-hand for years now, but the Edmonton Oilers may finally be in a position this off-season where the winger will get dealt. So what is hockey’s preeminent Insider hearing lately when it comes to Eberle and his potential trade value? “Nothing..." May 17

  • Chiarelli: Oilers' biggest challenge next year, ''We can't fall back'

    Edmonton Sun "The Stanley Cup window is now open. Peter Chiarelli says the pay window is about to open big time for both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, in that order and those are his first two priorities. As a surprise to many, there were indications, as was the case back at the trade deadline, that..." May 17

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • Oilers' Sekera has torn ACL, out 6-9 months

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andrej Sekera will miss a good portion of next season with a knee injury suffered in this year's playoffs. Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday Sekera tore his ACL in his left knee in Edmonton's second round series against the Anaheim Ducks, and..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • It will be "really difficult" for Oilers to move Jordan Eberle and his $6 million contract, says NHL insider

    Edmonton Journal "This in from former NHL GM and TSN analyst Craig Button on the difficulty that the Edmonton Oilers will face trying to trade winger Jordan Eberle. Button is one of the many excellent guests on Jason Gregor’s TSN1260 radio show, and he had this to say on Friday: “It’s easy to say, ‘Move a player.’..." May 15

  • Kris Russell puts Oilers at the top of his options

    Edmonton Journal "The question for the Edmonton Oilers heading into this summer is whether re-signing defenceman Is Kris Russell is an option or a priority. The same question can also be asked of Russell regarding the Oilers: Will Edmonton be an option or priority when he becomes an unrestricted free agent July..." May 15

  • Centring attention on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' faceoff woes

    Edmonton Sun "Can you play centre if you can’t win a faceoff? Probably not, unless you’re Evgeni Malkin and you’re leading the playoff scoring, have a Hart trophy and 832 career points in 10 years. Add on two Stanley Cup rings and nobody bats an eye at your 43.6 per cent career average on the dot. Andrew..." May 15

  • Draisaitl to join Germany at worlds

    TSN "Leon Draisaitl is heading to the world hockey championship. Draisaitl is set to fly to Germany on Friday and the team hopes to have him in the lineup Saturday against Italy. Earlier on Thursday, Team Germany head coach Marco Sturm said Thursday Draisaitl would most likely be joining, but it..." May 12

  • Connor McDavid, Oilers ready to take next step

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers set a standard this season, qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006 and advancing to the Western Conference Second Round. Despite the disappointment of a 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 on Wednesday, there was a sense of accomplishment..." May 12

  • McDavid won't play for Canada at World Championship

    TSN "Connor McDavid will not be joining Team Canada at the world hockey championship in Paris, France. The Oilers captain was eliminated from the playoffs in Game 7 by the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. " May 12

  • Ducks sneak past Oilers in Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After four consecutive postseasons of failure and frustration, the Anaheim Ducks exorcized their Game 7 demons with a gritty triumph. Despite surrendering an early fluke goal that could have sent them to the same final-game fate, they rallied to move to within eight wins..." May 11

  • Oilers’ Maroon wants to stick it to Ducks in Game 7

    TSN "Though Patrick Maroon tried to stifle his grin, he couldn’t help but smile thinking about what it would be like to deal the Anaheim Ducks a fifth Game 7 blow in as many years. “I’ve been on the other side of that, being there for three years,” Maroon said. “It was devastating.” Maroon would..." May 10

  • Edmonton’s Connor McDavid snapped an awkward photo with fans at airport

    The Comeback "For some people, a stop at the airport is a time not to be bothered. You just want to get to your terminal, get your luggage taken care of, and move on. But sometimes, when you are a hockey player on the verge of the Western Conference Finals, you feel obligated to pose for a quick photo with some..." May 10

  • 8 potential sign-and-trade destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Sportsnet "With the countdown to NHL’s unrestricted free agency lacking some of the zip of last year’s Stamkos Watch, the introduction of a potential Ilya Kovalchuk bidding war provides a welcome wrinkle to the hockey off-season. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero confirmed with Kovalchuk’s..." May 10

  • Oilers expect Klefbom in lineup for Game 7

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan said defenceman Oscar Klefbom is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 7 against the Anaheim Ducks. Klefbom left the warmup before Sunday's Game 6 and did not play. He was replaced by Griffin Reinhart. " May 09