Oilers Rumors & News

  • Former NHLer Cote sentenced 30 months in jail for bank robberies

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former NHL enforcer Patrick Cote will be spending up to the next 30 months behind bars after being sentenced for his role in a pair of bank robberies. According to CJAD radio in Montreal, Cote, 39, confessed to robbing two banks in Quebec – one in Brossard and the other in Saint Constant. As..." July 28

  • Edmonton Oilers have “keen interest” in Pittsburgh Penguins’ RFA Brandon Sutter

    Edmonton Journal "Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund,..." July 28

  • New Edmonton Oilers winger Teddy Purcell aims to shoot more often

    Edmonton Journal "Teddy Purcell has come full circle after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers, seven years after his first NHL game at Rexall Place. He was a deer in the headlights back then. “I got called up from (Los Angeles AHL farm team) Manchester, was in the airport all day, got delayed and didn’t get..." July 27

  • NHL veteran Jason Williams returning to North America

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending two seasons with HC Ambri-Piotta of Switzerland’s top league, it looks like Jason Williams is attempting a North American comeback. The AHL Oklahoma City Barons announced that they have signed him to a minor-league contract. The Barons are the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton..." July 26

  • Mark Fayne looking forward to larger western opponents in move from Devils to Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Mark Fayne has spent most of his life on the East Coast. But when an opportunity arose to go west, the Nashua, N.H., product jumped at it. Fayne, 27, will join the Edmonton Oilers blue-line this season, having signed as a free agent from the New Jersey Devils. On Tuesday, Fayne was..." July 23

  • Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Edmonton Oilers consistent performance

    Edmonton Journal "Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though — one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20..." July 23

  • Former NHLer confesses to robbing two banks in Quebec

    CJAD "A former NHL player has been sent to prison for 30 months after confessing to a pair of bank robberies on the South Shore. 39-year old Patrick Cote caught the eye of police in May when the car he was driving broke down in Candiac. When the patrol officers realized the car had been reported..." July 23

  • Benoit Pouliot believes he will offer Oilers consistent performance

    Edmonton Journal "Benoit Pouliot had 10 points (plus eight) for the Rangers in their run to the Stanley Cup final, but there was no money in the cupboard to resign him. He had a collection of suitors, though — one team offered a six-year deal, one more than the Oilers signed him for (five at $20..." July 23

  • Cody Franson of the Leafs is on the block. Should the Oilers be interested?

    Edmonton Journal "My take Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with..." July 22

  • Oilers Re-Sign Andrew Miller to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with centre Andrew Miller on a one-year contract. Miller, 25, recorded 34 points (8G, 26A) and 14 penalty minutes in 52 games last season with the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons. He ranked sixth on the Barons in both..." July 16

  • Slowing down Oilers’ top prospect ‘tough, almost impossible’ assignment

    Edmonton Journal "For the last two seasons, whenever their Western Hockey League clubs squared off, Dylan Bredo had a six-foot-one, 201-pound headache on his hands. The Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman was routinely tasked with the assignment of checking Leon Draisaitl. “It was tough, almost impossible,” Bredo..." July 10

  • Oilers sign Jeff Petry to one-year, $3.075-million contract

    Edmonton Journal "After pitching different options back and forth, the end result for Jeff Petry and the Edmonton Oilers was a one-year contract. Petry’s $3.075-million deal will set him up for unrestricted free agency after the 2014-15 season. “It was something that both sides had gone back and forth about,..." July 10

  • Oilers sign goalie Richard Bachman to a one-year contract

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a one-year contract. The 5’10”, 176 pound goalie played three games with the Oilers last season, registering a .916 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average. Bachman made an awesome 47 saves in his Oilers debut on October..." July 10

  • Edmonton Oilers prospect Dillon Simpson aims to follow in footsteps of famous father

    Edmonton Sun "If he was Chris Pronger Jr, or Dany Heatley II, Dillion Simpson might be a little nervous about stepping into the Edmonton Oilers organization. But he doesn’t see any issues with being Craig Simpson’s kid. “That was something I talked about with my dad and the Oiler guys going into the..." July 07

  • Andrew Ference takes Oilers prospects into the wild

    TheScore.com "As teams across the NHL host development camps for their young prospects, the Edmonton Oilers have allowed Andrew Ference the opportunity to put his own unique spin on the festivities. The Oilers captain, along with US Army Ranger Lucas Carr, will lead prospects on a survival trek on Sunday..." July 07

  • Oilers’ Draisaitl makes an argument to start in NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Leon Draisaitl is the latest in what’s become a long line of Edmonton Oilers top-five draft picks. What makes the 2014 third overall selection a bit different doesn’t just come from his size but his maturity. During the Oilers development camp, Draisaitl talked about what it would be like to..." July 06

  • Big, smart Oilers forward prospect Jujhar Khaira's progress impressive

    Edmonton Sun "It’s hard to tell which is happening faster — Jujhar Khaira getting better or Jujhar Khaira getting bigger — but if you’re the Edmonton Oilers, it’s a pretty exciting race. Two years and 20 pounds after they selected him in the third round of the 2012 draft, the organization is licking its..." July 06

  • Stronger, wiser Nurse ready to claim job on Oilers’ blue-line

    Edmonton Journal "Physically, Darnell Nurse has changed, adding almost 15 pounds since the Edmonton Oilers selected him seventh overall in the 2013 draft. Mentally? Mentally, he says he’s stronger after working through the disappointment of not making the NHL roster out of his first training camp — a setback..." July 06

  • Bogdan Yakimov could make case for Edmonton Oilers centre spot

    Edmonton Journal "There is, offered the 19-year-old prodigious prospect, still some room for more muscle mass. But at six-foot-four, 220-plus pounds, Bogdan Yakimov is already capable of blocking out the sun’s path as he stands outside the Jasper Activity Centre for a post-workout conversation. His English is..." July 05

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    Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug

    As per Oilers Twitter, Gazdic (RFA) signs 2 year deal

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Keith Aulie...800K...1 Year... In Edmonton. #SNSigningSeason

  • MacT thinks the Oilers are a ‘compelling story’ for free agents

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have not been a good team in almost a decade. But general manager Craig MacTavish thinks he has “a compelling story to tell” when trying to lure free agents to the Alberta city. “Our story is quite compelling,” MacTavish said, per the Edmonton Journal. “We’re going into a..." July 01

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Mark Fayne and Benoit Pouliot land in Edmonton.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing EDM D Jeff Petry's name out there in trade talks...he has arbitration rights and is one year from UFA. Interesting player.

  • Oilers acquire Teddy Purcell from Tampa Bay Lightning for Sam Gagner, who is then flipped to Coyotes

    Edmonton Journal "He was, until Sunday, the longest serving member on the Edmonton Oilers roster, but after playing 481 games on a team that didn’t make one playoff appearance during his seven-year stay, Sam Gagner will now be plying his trade with the Arizona Coyotes. The Oilers had traded the centre to the..." June 30

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    EDM and Nikitin have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with an AAV of $4.5M.

  • Edmonton Oilers GM still has lots of work to do to rebuild team

    Edmonton Journal "After watching the Los Angeles Kings celebrate a second Stanley Cup championship in the last three years, it’s painfully obvious how far away the Edmonton Oilers are from a party like that. Just making the playoffs would be cause for much dancing here, which Oilers general manager Craig..." June 23

  • Oilers set to add another high pick to cadre of talent

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers head amateur scout Stu MacGregor doesn't believe the 2014 NHL Draft is as deep as previous years, but is confident several prospects within this class will ultimately develop into solid NHL performers. The Oilers hope to target one of those future stars with the third choice in..." June 20

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    EDM acquires negotiating rights to pending UFA D Nikita Nikitin from CBJ.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    At least 8 teams have shown interest in acquiring the 1st pick overall from the Panthers. Van, Cgy, Edmtn and Tor among them.

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Andrew Ference named 2014 winner of King Clancy Memorial Trophy

    CBSSports.com "Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference is the 2014 recipient of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Ference signed with his hometown last summer as a..." June 19

  • Evander Kane of is on the market. Does a deal to the Oilers make sense?

    Edmonton Journal "Evander Kane is 6-feet, 2-inches, 195-pounds, about to turn 23 years old, and a five-year NHL veteran. He’s got four years left on a contract with a $5.2 million cap hit. He’s a winger who shoots left. Kane scored 19 goals in 61 games for the Jets last year, and shot just 7.6 per cent, which..." June 18

  • Edmonton Oilers offseason begins for GM Craig MacTavish

    Edmonton Sun "Two or three unrestricted free agents. One or two new players through trades. When Edmonton Oilers G.M. Craig MacTavish completed the Father’s Day Walk/Run at Laurier Park Sunday, that was the shopping list in his back pocket as hunting season officially opens today in the NHL. Between..." June 16

  • Despite rumours, Oilers executives Kevin Lowe and Patrick LaForge keep their jobs

    Edmonton Sun "When the first hints of retired Hockey Canada boss Bob Nicholson being hired by Edmonton began to break, the social media “Kevin Lowe Has Got To Go” fans were all over it. The Oilers are replacing Kevin Lowe with Bob Nicholson! Uh, no. Far from it. Lowe played a part in it happening...." June 15

  • Oilers might trade target Flyers d-man Braydon Coburn

    Edmonton Journal "This in from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, an interesting interview with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish that the Oilers are looking for a top defenceman, and Spector’s own contention that Philadelphia’s Braydon Coburn might be the target. MacTavish told Spec that the Oilers can take on some salary in a..." June 15

  • Oilers Expected to Hire Bob Nicholson on Friday

    TSN.ca "The Edmonton Oilers have scheduled a news conference for Friday where they are expected to announce the addition of Bob Nicholson to their executive team. TSN Hockey Insider Dreger speculated on Wednesday's Insider Trading that he would be hired by an NHL club "in a high executive capacity -..." June 13

  • Nicholson named Vice-Chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group

    NHL.com "Vision’ was the buzz word today at the Katz Group’s press conference, which announced the launch of the Oilers Entertainment Group and the hiring of former Hockey Canada President and CEO Bob Nicholson as Vice-Chairman. “I’m excited,” Nicholson said.”I left a great position with Hockey Canada,..." June 13

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    Terry Jones @sunterryjones

    Oilers news conference 10 a.m. Friday. Bob Nicholson?

  • Oilers, Pinizzotto agree to terms on one-year contract

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers on Thursday agreed to terms with center Steven Pinizzotto on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pinizzotto, 30, appeared in six games with the Oilers in 2013-14 and had two assists and 15 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 200-pounder split the season between..." June 12

  • Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    Edmonton Journal "This just in from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail, more talk that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis would be willing to trade Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. “You have the sense that Maple Leafs GM David Nonis would happily move two of his youngsters, Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner, in the..." June 10

  • Trade rumour out of Columbus: Sam Gagner of Edmonton Oilers for R.J. Umberger of Blue Jackets

    Edmonton Journal "This just in from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, an interesting trade rumour: “Here’s a juicy one: R.J. Umberger to Edmonton for Sam Gagner. It’s out there, and it makes a lot of sense … on paper.” Umberger has three years left on a deal that pays him $4.6 million per year. “The..." June 03

  • Edmonton exodus: Larsen bolts for KHL, third Oiler to do so

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another day, another Oiler heading to Russia. This time, it’s defenseman Philip Larsen — the 24-year-old Dane has reportedly inked a one-year agreement with Yugra of the KHL, according to Sports.ru. Larsen, who came to Edmonton as part of the Shawn Horcoff-to-Dallas trade, appeared in 30..." May 28

  • Eakins: There’s no bad blood with Yakupov

    Sportsnet.ca "Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch more than a few times last season, his name was thrown around the trade rumour mill, and he had a team-worst minus-33 plus/minus rating. It wasn’t exactly the sophomore campaign you’d expect from a No. 1 draft pick after a lights-out rookie year. But Edmonton..." May 27

  • Oilers agree to terms with Anton Lander

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers announced they have agreed to terms with centre Anton Lander on a one-year contract extension. Lander, 23, split the season between the Oilers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons. He appeared in 27 games with the Oilers, posting one assist..." May 12

  • Oilers sign gigantic centre prospect Bogdan Yakimov to three-year pact

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers’ ongoing search for a big centre with skill took an interesting turn this morning, as the organization has officially announced it has come to terms with 19-year-old Russian prospect Bogdan Yakimov. Selected 83rd overall in the 2013 Draft, Yakimov went on to play 33 games in the..." May 08

  • Perron (hip) won’t play for Canada in Worlds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Those looking for ways to connect Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon with fellow Nova Scotia-native Sidney Crosby got more fuel today. At the age of 18, MacKinnon has been added to Team Canada’s roster for the World Championship, just like Crosby was in 2006, per the Canadian..." May 04

  • Mathieu Garon retires at 36 years old

    ESPN.com "Mathieu Garon announced his retirement Friday. The 36-year-old goaltender played 13 seasons with Montreal, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Tampa Bay. "For the past 13 years, I have been fortunate to earn my living playing hockey in the National Hockey League," Garon said in a..." May 03

  • It’s official: Wayne Gretzky statue will be moved downtown

    Edmonton Journal "For a symbolic move so, ahem, monumental, as uprooting Wayne Gretzky from outside Rexall Place and moving him downtown, the official confirmation was decidedly prosaic. At 5:13 p.m. Monday, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson tweeted: “I have confirmed 4 sure that the Gretzky statue will be relocated..." May 01