2017-18 Edmonton Oilers Season
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2017%E2%80%9318 Edmonton Oilers Season

2017-18 Edmonton Oilers
Division6th Pacific
Conference12th Western
2017-18 record36-40-6
Home record19-18-4
Road record17-22-2
Goals for234
Goals against263
Team information
General ManagerPeter Chiarelli
CoachTodd McLellan
CaptainConnor McDavid
Alternate captainsAdam Larsson
Milan Lucic
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
ArenaRogers Place
Average attendance18,347 (100%)
Minor league affiliate(s)Bakersfield Condors (AHL)
Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsConnor McDavid (41)
AssistsConnor McDavid (67)
PointsConnor McDavid (108)
Penalty minutesZack Kassian (92)
Plus/minusConnor McDavid (+20)
WinsCam Talbot (31)
Goals against averageAl Montoya (2.94)

The 2017-18 Edmonton Oilers season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[1] and 46th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers missed the playoffs, despite qualifying for the playoffs the previous year and being given the second best preseason Stanley Cup odds[2].

Standings

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Vegas Golden Knights 82 51 24 7 47 272 228 +44 109
2 x – Anaheim Ducks 82 44 25 13 40 235 216 +19 101
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 45 27 10 40 252 229 +23 100
4 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 45 29 8 43 239 203 +36 98
5 Calgary Flames 82 37 35 10 35 218 248 −30 84
6 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 40 6 31 234 263 −29 78
7 Vancouver Canucks 82 31 40 11 31 218 264 −46 73
8 Arizona Coyotes 82 29 41 12 27 208 256 −48 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 PA x – Los Angeles Kings 82 45 29 8 43 239 203 +36 98
2 CE x – Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 41 257 237 +20 95
3 CE St. Louis Blues 82 44 32 6 41 226 222 +4 94
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 42 32 8 38 235 225 +10 92
5 PA Calgary Flames 82 37 35 10 35 218 248 −30 84
6 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 36 40 6 31 234 263 −29 78
7 CE Chicago Blackhawks 82 33 39 10 32 229 256 −27 76
8 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 31 40 11 31 218 264 −46 73
9 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 29 41 12 27 208 256 −48 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results

Pre-season

The Oilers released their pre-season schedule on June 8, 2017.[3] The Oilers' rookies and prospects participated in the annual Young Stars Classic tournament before the start of pre-season games.[4]

Regular season

The regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[5]

Player statistics

Final

Skaters

Regular season[6]
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Connor McDavid 82 41 67 108 20 26
Leon Draisaitl 78 25 45 70 -7 30
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 62 24 24 48 10 20
Ryan Strome 82 13 21 34 -4 33
Milan Lucic 82 10 24 34 -12 80
Patrick Maroon? 57 14 16 30 5 60
Darnell Nurse 82 6 20 26 15 67
Michael Cammalleri+ 51 4 18 22 -4 14
Jujhar Khaira 69 11 10 21 -7 47
Matt Benning 73 6 15 21 5 49
Oscar Klefbom 66 5 16 21 -12 18
Kris Russell 78 4 17 21 -7 8
Drake Caggiula 67 13 7 20 -13 37
Jesse Puljujarvi 65 12 8 20 -1 14
Mark Letestu? 60 8 11 19 -17 10
Zack Kassian 74 7 12 19 -8 92
Adam Larsson 63 4 9 13 10 34
Anton Slepyshev 50 6 6 12 -4 8
Ty Rattie 14 5 4 9 1 2
Yohann Auvitu 33 3 6 9 4 8
Pontus Aberg+ 16 2 6 8 1 2
Andrej Sekera 36 0 8 8 -15 6
Brandon Davidson+? 23 3 1 4 -2 10
Ethan Bear 18 1 3 4 -11 10
Iiro Pakarinen 40 2 1 3 1 6
Kailer Yamamoto 9 0 3 3 -2 2
Eric Gryba 21 0 2 2 4 31
Jussi Jokinen? 14 0 1 1 -3 2
Keegan Lowe 2 0 0 0 -1 0
Brad Malone 7 0 0 0 0 6
Nathan Walker+? 2 0 0 0 -1 2

Goaltenders

Regular season[7]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV SV% SO G A PIM
Cam Talbot 67 67 3,730:06 31 31 3 188 2.98 1848 2036 .908 1 0 1 8
Laurent Brossoit 14 10 740:14 3 7 1 40 3.45 303 343 .883 0 0 1 0
Al Montoya 9 5 469:13 2 2 2 23 3.24 221 244 .906 0 0 1 0

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

Milestones

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Connor McDavid 1st NHL natural hat-trick October 4, 2017
Kailer Yamamoto 1st NHL game
Kailer Yamamoto 1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
October 14, 2017
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 400th NHL game October 17, 2017
Iiro Pakarinen 100th NHL game October 21, 2017
Darnell Nurse 100th NHL PIM October 24, 2017
Jussi Jokinen 900th NHL game October 28, 2017
Oscar Klefbom 200th NHL game November 1, 2017
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 100th NHL goal
Cam Talbot 100th NHL win November 3, 2017
Leon Draisaitl 200th NHL game November 5, 2017
Zack Kassian 100th NHL point November 9, 2017
Cam Talbot 200th NHL game
Patrick Maroon 400th NHL PIM November 18, 2017
Mark Letestu 500th NHL game November 22, 2017
Kris Russell 200th NHL point November 30, 2017
Leon Draisaitl 100th NHL assist December 9, 2017
Mark Letestu 200th NHL point
Laurent Brossoit 1st NHL assist December 12, 2017
Matt Benning 100th NHL game January 6, 2018
Ryan Strome 300th NHL game
Connor McDavid 200th NHL point January 13, 2018
Zack Kassian 600th NHL PIM January 25, 2018
Connor McDavid 1st four-goal NHL game February 5, 2018
Drake Caggiula 100th NHL game February 7, 2018
Kris Russell 700th NHL game February 20, 2018
Adam Larsson 400th NHL game February 27, 2018
Ethan Bear 1st NHL game March 1, 2018
Ryan Strome 100th NHL assist March 5, 2018
Ethan Bear 1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
March 8, 2018
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 300th NHL point March 10, 2018
Michael Cammalleri 900th NHL game March 13, 2018
Milan Lucic 800th NHL game March 17, 2018
Leon Draisaitl 200th NHL point March 20, 2018
Connor McDavid 200th NHL game
Adam Larsson 100th NHL point March 24, 2018
Ethan Bear 1st NHL goal March 25, 2018
Anton Slepyshev 100th NHL game April 2, 2018

Transactions

The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017-18 season.


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