|2007–08 Edmonton Oilers · NHL|
|Goals for||235 (11th)|
|Goals against||251 (26th)|
|General Manager||Kevin Lowe|
|Alternate captains|| Ales Hemsky|
|Average attendance||16,839 (100%)|
|Goals||Dustin Penner (23)|
|Assists||Ales Hemsky (51)|
|Points||Ales Hemsky (71)|
|Penalties in minutes||Zack Stortini (201)|
|Wins||Mathieu Garon (26)|
|Goals against average||Mathieu Garon (2.66)|
The 2007–08 Edmonton Oilers season began on October 4, 2007. It was the Oilers' 35th season, 28th in the National Hockey League. This season also marks the debut of the Edmonton Oil Kings, a Western Hockey League expansion team purchased by the Oilers after the team spent several years attempting to buy and relocate any existing WHL team to the Alberta capital.
With major rebuilding necessary, the Oilers began the NHL free agency period on July 1, trading Joffrey Lupul and Jason Smith to the Philadelphia Flyers for defencemen Joni Pitkanen, left winger Geoff Sanderson and a third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Petr Sykora, having become a free agent, left the Oilers franchise and signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jan Hejda, also a free agent, left for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Oilers made a call to Ryan Smyth's agent early in the morning on July 1 stating they were interested in making an offer. Smyth wound up signing with the Colorado Avalanche.
Netminder Mathieu Garon was signed on July 3, 2007, as the backup goaltender to Dwayne Roloson.
It has also been reported that the Oilers had agreed to a contract with free agent Michael Nylander through his agent. While the Oilers were expecting a signed contract from Nylander and his agent, they later found out that he had signed with the Washington Capitals. The Oilers are currently pursuing their legal options on the matter.
On July 20, the Oilers signed Newly acquired defenceman Joni Pitkanen to a one year, 2.4 million deal.
On July 26, the Oilers offered Anaheim Ducks Forward Dustin Penner, a restricted free agent $21.25 million over 5 years. This is the second restricted free agent the Oilers have attempted to sign this off-season. The Ducks declined to match the offer, officially making Penner an Oiler.
On October 2, 2007, the Oilers announced Ethan Moreau as the 15th Captain in team history.
2007–08 regular seasonEdit
On February 19, 2008, Denis Grebeshkov scored the 8000th goal in the Oilers' franchise history.
On February 26, 2008, the Edmonton Oilers set a new NHL record for 13 shootout wins in a season, previously held by the Dallas Stars at 12 wins. Oilers goalie Mathieu Garon has stopped 30 of 32 shots and is 10 – 0 in shootouts.
On March 4, 2008, Gilbert surpassed Paul Coffey and Marc-Andre Bergeron for the Oilers' franchise record for most goals scored by a rookie defencemen with his 10th goal on the power play against the Nashville Predators goalie Dan Ellis.
On March 18, 2008, the Oilers scored eight goals for the first time in five years in an 8–4 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
April, 2008, Oilers fail to place in the playoffs.
|p-Detroit Red Wings *||82||54||21||7||257||184||115|
|y-San Jose Sharks *||82||49||23||10||222||193||108|
|y-Minnesota Wild *||82||44||28||10||223||218||98|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||82||34||36||12||193||218||80|
|St. Louis Blues||82||33||36||13||205||237||79|
|Los Angeles Kings||82||32||43||7||231||266||71|
Record: 5–8–0; Home: 3–3–0; Road: 2–5–0
|1||October 4||San Jose||2 – 3||Edmonton||SO||Roloson||16,839||1–0–0||2|
|2||October 6||Philadelphia||3 – 5||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||2–0–0||4|
|3||October 8||Edmonton||2 – 4||Detroit||Roloson||16,913||2–1–0||4|
|4||October 10||Edmonton||0 – 2||Minnesota||Roloson||18,568||2–2–0||4|
|5||October 12||Vancouver||5 – 2||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||2–3–0||4|
|6||October 13||Edmonton||1 – 4||Vancouver||Roloson||18,630||2–4–0||4|
|7||October 18||Edmonton||4 – 2||Phoenix||Roloson||10,448||3–4–0||6|
|8||October 20||Edmonton||1 – 4||Calgary||Roloson||19,289||3–5–0||6|
|9||October 23||Colorado||4 – 2||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||3–6–0||6|
|10||October 25||Minnesota||4 – 5||Edmonton||SO||Roloson||16,839||4–6–0||8|
|11||October 27||Edmonton||1 – 4||Los Angeles||Roloson||16,173||4–7–0||8|
|12||October 28||Edmonton||3 – 2||Anaheim||SO||Garon||17,174||5–7–0||10|
|13||October 30||Detroit||2 – 1||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||5–8–0||10|
Record: 6–6–1; Home: 4–4–0; Road: 2–2–1
|14||November 2||Nashville||4 – 1||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||5–9–0||10|
|15||November 5||Edmonton||2 – 5||Minnesota||Roloson||18,568||5–10–0||10|
|16||November 7||Edmonton||3 – 4||Colorado||SO||Roloson||15,877||5–10–1||11|
|17||November 10||Edmonton||4 – 2||Calgary||Garon||19,289||6–10–1||13|
|18||November 14||Edmonton||1 – 0||Vancouver||SO||Garon||18,630||7–10–1||15|
|19||November 15||Minnesota||4 – 2||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||7–11–1||15|
|20||November 17||Calgary||3 – 1||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||7–12–1||15|
|21||November 20||Vancouver||4 – 5||Edmonton||SO||Garon||16,839||8–12–1||17|
|22||November 22||Colorado||3 – 2||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||8–13–1||17|
|23||November 24||Chicago||2 – 3||Edmonton||SO||Roloson||16,839||9–13–1||19|
|24||November 26||Columbus||1 – 3||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||10–13–1||21|
|25||November 28||Edmonton||2 – 4||Colorado||Roloson||15,128||10–14–1||21|
|26||November 30||Anaheim||1 – 5||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||11–14–1||23|
Record: 5–6–3; Home: 1–4–1; Road: 4–2–2;
|27||December 2||Edmonton||4 – 0||Anaheim||Garon||17,174||12–14–1||25|
|28||December 3||Edmonton||4 – 3||Los Angeles||SO||Garon||14,193||13–14–1||27|
|29||December 5||Pittsburgh||4 – 2||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||13–15–1||27|
|30||December 7||St. Louis||4 – 3||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||13–16–1||27|
|31||December 10||Edmonton||4 – 5||Dallas||OT||Garon||17,833||13–16–2||28|
|32||December 11||Edmonton||5 – 4||St. Louis||SO||Garon||14,329||14–16–2||30|
|33||December 13||Edmonton||4 – 3||Detroit||SO||Roloson||18,859||15–16–2||32|
|34||December 15||Vancouver||1 –2||Edmonton||SO||Garon||16,839||16–16–2||34|
|35||December 18||Dallas||2 – 1||Edmonton||SO||Roloson||16,839||16–16–3||35|
|36||December 21||New Jersey||3 – 1||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||16–17–3||35|
|37||December 23||Edmonton||2 – 3||Chicago||Garon||20,151||16–18–3||35|
|38||December 27||Anaheim||2 – 1||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||16–19–3||35|
|39||December 29||Edmonton||4 – 5||Minnesota||OT||Roloson||18,568||16–19–4||36|
|40||December 31||Edmonton||2 – 4||Columbus||Garon||16,774||16–20–4||36|
Record: 7–5–1; Home: 4–2–0; Road: 3–3–1;
|41||January 2||Edmonton||3 – 2||St. Louis||OT||Garon||14,465||17–20–4||38|
|42||January 3||Edmonton||2 – 5||Nashville||Garon||12,676||17–21–4||38|
|43||January 5||NY Rangers||2 – 3||Edmonton||SO||Garon||16,839||18–21–4||40|
|44||January 7||NY Islanders||0 – 4||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||19–21–4||42|
|45||January 10||Phoenix||2 – 5||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||20–21–4||44|
|46||January 13||Calgary||1 – 2||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||21–21–4||46|
|47||January 15||Los Angeles||3 – 1||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||21–22–4||46|
|48||January 17||Edmonton||4 – 5||Washington||SO||Roloson||13,399||21–22–5||47|
|49||January 18||Edmonton||2 – 7||Carolina||Garon||16,868||21–23–5||47|
|50||January 20||Edmonton||4 – 2||Atlanta||Roloson||16,683||22–23–5||49|
|51||January 22||Edmonton||3 – 4||Tampa Bay||Roloson||16,799||22–24–5||49|
|52||January 24||Edmonton||4 – 3||Florida||SO||Garon||12,322||23–24–5||51|
|53||January 29||San Jose||3 – 0||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||23–25–5||51|
Record: 7–5–0; Home: 6–1–0; Road: 1–4–0;
|54||February 1||Dallas||4 – 1||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||23–26–5||51|
|55||February 4||Calgary||0 – 5||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||24–26–5||53|
|56||February 6||Chicago||1 – 4||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||25–26–5||55|
|57||February 9||Edmonton||1 – 4||Calgary||Garon||19,289||25–27–5||55|
|58||February 12||Minnesota||2 – 4||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||26–27–5||57|
|59||February 14||Edmonton||3 – 2||San Jose||Garon||17,496||27–27–5||59|
|60||February 16||Edmonton||2 – 4||Vancouver||Garon||18,630||27–28–5||59|
|61||February 19||Edmonton||4 – 5||Nashville||Garon||13,466||27–29–5||59|
|62||February 22||Edmonton||2 – 5||Dallas||Garon||18,564||27–30–5||59|
|63||February 24||Colorado||2 – 3||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||28–30–5||61|
|64||February 26||Detroit||3 – 4||Edmonton||SO||Garon||16,839||29–30–5||63|
|65||February 28||Los Angeles||4 – 5||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||30–30–5||65|
Record: 10–4–1 ; Home: 5–2–0 ; Road: 5–2–1 ;
|66||March 2||Columbus||3 – 4||Edmonton||SO||Garon||16,839||31–30–5||67|
|67||March 4||Nashville||5 – 1||Edmonton||Garon||16,839||31–31–5||67|
|68||March 7||Edmonton||2 – 1||Columbus||OT||Garon||17,289||32–31–5||69|
|69||March 9||Edmonton||6 – 5||Chicago||OT||Garon||18,859||33–31–5||71|
|70||March 11||St. Louis||3 – 4||Edmonton||OT||Garon||16,839||34–31–5||73|
|71||March 13||Edmonton||1 – 5||Colorado||Garon||18,007||34–32–5||73|
|72||March 15||Edmonton||5 – 2||Phoenix||Roloson||15,698||35–32–5||75|
|73||March 16||Edmonton||2 – 1||San Jose||SO||Roloson||16,987||36–32–5||77|
|74||March 18||Phoenix||4 – 8||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||37–32–5||79|
|75||March 20||Vancouver||4 – 1||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||37–33–5||79|
|76||March 22||Colorado||5 – 7||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||38–33–5||81|
|77||March 24||Minnesota||3 – 5||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||39–33–5||83|
|78||March 26||Edmonton||1 – 3||Minnesota||Roloson||17,978||39–34–5||83|
|79||March 28||Edmonton||4 – 5||Colorado||SO||Roloson||17,846||39–34–6||84|
|80||March 29||Edmonton||2 – 1||Calgary||Roloson||16.984||40–34–6||86|
Record: ; Home: ; Road: ;
|81||April 1||Calgary||3 – 2||Edmonton||Roloson||16,839||40–35–6||86|
|82||April 3||Edmonton||2 – 1||Vancouver||Roloson||18,630||41–35–6||88|
The Oilers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average
Awards and recordsEdit
- 18 Years, 55 Days: New Oilers records for the youngest player ever played and earned his first NHL point, assisting on Tom Gilbert's goal, by Sam Gagner on October 4, 2007.
- Note: Wayne Gretzky had an unofficial Oilers record for the youngest player ever played in franchise history, including WHA, at age 17 Years, 281 Days on November 3, 1978.
- 18 Years, 71 Days: A new Oilers record for the youngest player ever scored by Sam Gagner on October 20, 2007.
- 4: A new NHL record for most consecutive shootouts on December 18, 2007.
- 8: A new Oilers record for most consecutive game assist for rookies by Sam Gagner on February 22, 2008.
- 15: NHL record for most shootout wins in a season.
- 13: A new NHL team record for most shootout wins in a season on February 26, 2008.
- 13: Oilers record for most goals for a rookie defenseman by Tom Gilbert.
- 10: A new Oilers record for most goals for a rookie defenseman on March 4, 2008.
- 3: A new NHL record for most consecutive overtime goals by Andrew Cogliano on March 11, 2008.
- 33: A new Oilers record for most points for a rookie defenseman by Tom Gilbert on March 28, 2008.
- 19: A new NHL record for most shootouts in a season on March 28, 2008.
| Andrew Cogliano|
| 1st NHL Game|
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
|October 4, 2007|
|Shawn Horcoff||300th NHL PIM||October 6, 2007|
|Marty Reasoner||100th NHL Assist||October 6, 2007|
|Andrew Cogliano||1st NHL Goal||October 8, 2007|
|Geoff Sanderson||500th NHL PIM||October 13, 2007|
|Kyle Brodziak||1st NHL Assist||October 18, 2007|
|Sam Gagner||1st NHL Goal||October 20, 2007|
|Ales Hemsky||200th NHL Point||October 25, 2007|
|Marty Reasoner||400th NHL Game||November 10, 2007|
|Steve Staios||700th NHL Game||November 24, 2007|
| Ales Hemsky|
|300th NHL Game||November 28, 2007|
|Zach Stortini||1st NHL Assist||November 28, 2007|
|Liam Reddox||1st NHL Game||December 7, 2007|
|Ladislav Smid||100th NHL Game||December 11, 2007|
|Steve Staios||1,000th NHL PIM||December 18, 2007|
|Jarret Stoll||200th NHL PIM||January 5, 2008|
|Shawn Horcoff||100th NHL Goal||January 7, 2008|
|Denis Grebeshkov||1st NHL Goal||January 10, 2008|
|Zach Stortini||200th NHL PIM||January 10, 2008|
|Ethan Moreau||700th NHL Game||January 29, 2008|
|Robert Nilsson||100th NHL Game||January 29, 2008|
|Jarret Stoll||100th NHL Assist||February 4, 2008|
|Joni Pitkanen||100th NHL Assist||February 6, 2008|
|Dustin Penner||100th NHL PIM||February 9, 2008|
|Fernando Pisani||300th NHL Game||February 12, 2008|
|Geoff Sanderson||1,100th NHL Game||February 26, 2008|
|Mathieu Roy||1st NHL Assist||February 28, 2008|
|Geoff Sanderson||700th NHL Point||February 28, 2008|
|Theo Peckham||1st NHL Game||March 7, 2008|
|Matt Greene||200th NHL PIM||March 22, 2008|
|Denis Grebeshkov||100th NHL Game||March 26, 2008|
|Zach Stortini||300th NHL PIM||March 29, 2008|
The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.
* Later traded to the New York Islanders
Free agents acquiredEdit
Free agents lostEdit
Edmonton's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. The Oilers have three first round selections in this draft: 6th overall, the 15th pick, acquired in the Ryan Smyth trade, and the 30th pick, acquired in the Chris Pronger trade.
|Round||#||Player||Nationality||NHL team||College/junior/club team (league)|
|1||6||Sam Gagner (C/W)||Canada||Edmonton Oilers||London Knights (OHL)|
|1||15||Alex Plante (D)||Canada||Edmonton Oilers (from New York Islanders)||Calgary Hitmen (WHL)|
|1||21||Riley Nash (C)||Canada||Edmonton Oilers (from Dallas Stars via Phoenix Coyotes)||Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL)|
|4||97||Linus Omark (W)||Sweden||Edmonton Oilers||Lulea HF (SEL)|
|5||127||Milan Kytnar (C)||Slovakia||Edmonton Oilers||Topolcany (Slovak-2)|
|6||157||William Quist (W)||Sweden||Edmonton Oilers||Tingsryd (Sweden-3)|
After shipping their prospects out across several clubs, the Oilers have signed a deal with the Springfield Falcons to be their American Hockey League affiliate in 2007–08. The Falcons will be the Oilers first full time AHL affiliate since the Edmonton Road Runners were suspended following the 2004–05 season.
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers
|Edmonton Oilers seasons|
|World Hockey Association||1972–73 • 1973–74 • 1974–75 • 1975–76 • 1976–77 • 1977–78 • 1978–79|
|National Hockey League||1979–80 • 1980–81 • 1981–82 • 1982–83 • 1983–84 • 1984–85 • 1985–86 • 1986–87 • 1987–88 • 1988–89 • 1989–90 • 1990–91 • 1991–92 • 1992–93 • 1993–94 • 1994–95 • 1995–96 • 1996–97 • 1997–98 • 1998–99 • 1999–00 • 2000–01 • 2001–02 • 2002–03 • 2003–04 • 2004–05 • 2005–06 • 2006–07 • 2007–08 • 2008–09 • 2009–10|
|Bold indicates Stanley Cup victory |
|2007–08 NHL season by team|