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2008–09 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 4th Northwest
Conference 11th Western
2008–09 record 38–35–9
Home record 18–17–6
Road record 20–18–3
Goals for 234 (T-17th)
Goals against 248 (T-22nd)
General Manager Steve Tambellini
Coach Craig MacTavish
Captain Ethan Moreau
Alternate captains Ales Hemsky
Shawn Horcoff
Sheldon Souray
Steve Staios
Arena Rexall Place
Average attendance 16,839 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Ales Hemsky (23)
Sheldon Souray (23)
Assists Ales Hemsky (43)
Points Ales Hemsky (66)
Penalties in minutes Zack Stortini (181)
Wins Dwayne Roloson (28)
Goals against average Dwayne Roloson (2.77)

The 2008–09 Edmonton Oilers season is the team's 36th season of play, 29th as a member of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Pre-SeasonEdit

  • The NHL board of governors on Wednesday, June 18 approved the sale of the Edmonton Oilers. All 34 members of the Edmonton Investors Group agreed in February to sell the club for $200 million to Rexall pharmacy magnate Daryl Katz. The new owner has promised to keep the team in Edmonton and pursue getting a new arena to replace Rexall Place.[1]
  • On Thursday, July 31, the Edmonton Oilers promoted Kevin Lowe to become President of Hockey Operations. They also announced that they have hired Steve Tambellini as their new General Manager, and had also moved Kevin Prendergast, who was the Vice-President of Hockey Operations, and named him the new Assistant General Manager.
  • On Friday August 8, the Edmonton Oilers announced that Rick Olczyk has been promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager & Director of Hockey Operations/Legal Affairs.

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Northwest Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
y-Vancouver Canucks 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
x-Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
e-Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
e-Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
p-San Jose Sharks * 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
y-Detroit Red Wings * 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
y-Vancouver Canucks * 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
x-Chicago Blackhawks 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
x-Calgary Flames 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
x-St. Louis Blues 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
x-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
e-Minnesota Wild 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
e-Nashville Predators 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
e-Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
e-Colorado Avalanche 82 32 45 5 199 257 69
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, e - eliminated from playoff contention

* – division leader

Schedule and ResultsEdit

2008–09 Game Log
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Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Schedule

PlayoffsEdit

The Edmonton Oilers failed to qualify for the 2009 NHL Playoffs.

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Hemsky, AlesAles Hemsky 72 23 43 66 +1 32
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray 81 23 30 53 +1 98
Horcoff, ShawnShawn Horcoff 80 17 36 53 +7 39
Gilbert, TomTom Gilbert 82 5 40 45 +6 26
Gagner, SamSam Gagner 76 16 25 41 -1 51
Grebeshkov, DenisDenis Grebeshkov 72 7 32 39 +12 38
Cogliano, AndrewAndrew Cogliano 82 18 20 38 -6 22
Penner, DustinDustin Penner 78 17 20 37 +7 61
Visnovsky, LubomirLubomir Visnovsky 50 8 23 31 +6 30
Nilsson, RobertRobert Nilsson 64 9 20 29 +1 26
Cole, ErikErik Cole 63 16 11 27 -3 63
Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak 79 11 16 27 +4 21
Moreau, EthanEthan Moreau 77 14 12 26 0 133
Pouliot, Marc-AntoineMarc-Antoine Pouliot 63 8 12 20 +1 23
Pisani, FernandoFernando Pisani 38 7 8 15 -1 14
Staios, SteveSteve Staios 80 2 12 14 -5 92
Reddox, LiamLiam Reddox 46 5 7 12 -6 10
Kotalik, AlesAles Kotalik 19 7 4 11 +2 6
Stortini, ZackZack Stortini 52 6 5 11 -3 181
Smid, LadislavLadislav Smid 60 0 11 11 -6 57
Strudwick, JasonJason Strudwick 71 2 7 9 -4 60
O'Sullivan, PatrickPatrick O'Sullivan 19 2 4 6 -7 12
Schremp, RobRob Schremp 4 0 3 3 +2 2
Brule, GilbertGilbert Brule 11 2 1 3 -3 12
Potulny, RyanRyan Potulny 8 0 3 3 +2 0
MacIntyre, SteveSteve MacIntyre 22 2 0 2 -2 40
Jacques, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Jacques 7 1 0 1 0 9
Boulerice, JesseJesse Boulerice 2 0 0 0 0 0
Sestito, TimTim Sestito 1 0 0 0 0 0
Peckham, TheoTheo Peckham 15 0 0 0 -1 59
Chorney, TaylorTaylor Chorney 2 0 0 0 -4 0

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson 63 3596 28 24 9 166 2.77 1953 1787 .915 1
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon 15 814 8 9 0 43 3.17 408 365 .895 0
Drouin-Deslauriers, JeffJeff Drouin-Deslauriers 10 539 4 3 0 30 3.34 302 272 .901 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Oilers. Stats reflect time with Oilers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Oilers only.

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

  • 39 Years, 177 Days: A NHL record for the oldest goaltender ever played 60 games or more in a season by Dwayne Roloson.
    • 39 Years, 170 Days: A new NHL record for the oldest goaltender ever played 60 games or more in a season by Dwayne Roloson on March 31, 2009.
  • 36: Oilers record for most consecutive starts by Dwayne Roloson.
    • 21: A new Oilers record for most consecutive starts by Dwayne Roloson on March 7, 2009.

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Dustin Penner 100th NHL Point October 12, 2008
Lubomir Visnovsky 500th NHL Game October 12, 2008
Steve MacIntyre 1st NHL Game October 15, 2008
Jeff Deslauriers 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Win
October 17, 2008
Sheldon Souray 200th NHL Point October 17, 2008
Kyle Brodziak 100th NHL Game October 18, 2008
Dwayne Roloson 400th NHL Game October 22, 2008
Ladislav Smid 100th NHL PIM October 22, 2008
Tom Gilbert 100th NHL Game October 23, 2008
Ales Hemsky 200th NHL Assist October 23, 2008
Zach Stortini 100th NHL Game October 25, 2008
Jeff Deslauriers 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
November 9, 2008
Jason Strudwick 500th NHL Game November 10, 2008
Ethan Moreau 900th NHL PIM November 15, 2008
Liam Reddox 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 15, 2008
Andrew Cogliano 100th NHL Game November 17, 2008
Dustin Penner 200th NHL Game November 18, 2008
Shawn Horcoff 500th NHL Game November 20, 2008
Tim Sestito 1st NHL Game November 26, 2008
Sam Gagner
Marc Pouliot
100th NHL Game November 29, 2008
Shawn Horcoff 300th NHL Point November 29, 2008
Steve Staios 1,100th NHL PIM November 29, 2008
Rob Schremp 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
December 3, 2008
Liam Reddox 1st NHL Assist December 16, 2008
Jason Strudwick 700th NHL PIM December 22, 2008
Ales Hemsky 300th NHL Point December 26, 2008
Lubomir Visnovsky 300th NHL Point December 28, 2008
Sheldon Souray 900th NHL PIM December 30, 2008
Shawn Horcoff 200th NHL Assist January 3, 2009
Zack Stortini 400th NHL PIM January 3, 2009
Erik Cole 300th NHL Point January 13, 2009
Steve MacIntyre 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
January 13, 2009
Steve Staios 800th NHL Game January 15, 2009
Mathieu Garon 200th NHL Game January 16, 2009
Ales Hemsky 400th NHL Game February 26, 2009
Jean-Francois Jacques 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
March 3, 2009
Sheldon Souray 600th NHL Game March 17, 2009
Ladislav Smid 200th NHL Game March 26, 2009
Ethan Moreau 1,000 NHL PIM March 27, 2009
Patrick O'Sullivan 200th NHL Game March 27, 2009

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 6, 2008
To Philadelphia Flyers
Danny Syvret
To Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Potulny
June 29, 2008[3]
To Los Angeles Kings
Jarret Stoll
Matt Greene
To Edmonton Oilers
Lubomir Visnovsky
July 1, 2008
To Carolina Hurricanes
Joni Pitkanen
To Edmonton Oilers
Erik Cole
July 1, 2008
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Raffi Torres
To Edmonton Oilers
Gilbert Brule
January 29, 2009
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Mathieu Garon
To Edmonton Oilers
Dany Sabourin
Ryan Stone
4th round pick in 2011
March 4, 2009
To Buffalo Sabres
*2nd round pick in 2009 - Jesse Blacker
To Edmonton Oilers
Ales Kotalik
March 4, 2009
To Carolina Hurricanes
Erik Cole
5th round pick in 2009 - Matt Kennedy
To Edmonton Oilers
Patrick O'Sullivan
*2nd round pick in 2009 - Jesse Blacker

*Later traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
D Jason Strudwick New York Rangers 1 year, $650,000
F Carl Corazzini Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $500,000

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team Contract Terms
F Curtis Glencross Calgary Flames 3 years, $3.6 million
F Ryan Flinn Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $0.5 million
F Marty Reasoner Atlanta Thrashers 1 year, $1.0 million

From waiversEdit

Player From
F Steve MacIntyre Florida Panthers
F Jesse Boulerice Colorado Avalanche

Players re-signedEdit

Player Contract terms
D Tom Gilbert 6 years, $24 million
F Robert Nilsson 3 years, $6.0 million
D Denis Grebeshkov 1 year, $1.5 million
F Ryan Potulny 1 year, $0.645 million
F Marc Pouliot 2 years, $1.65 million
F Jean-Francois Jacques 2 years, $1.05 million
F Zack Stortini 3 years, $2.1 million

RosterEdit

Updated March 4, 2009.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
51 Flag of Canada.svg Brodziak, KyleKyle Brodziak

C R 30 2003 St. Paul, Alberta
13 Flag of Canada.svg Cogliano, AndrewAndrew Cogliano

C L 27 2005 Toronto, Ontario
38 Flag of Canada.svg Drouin-Deslauriers, JeffJeff Drouin-Deslauriers

G R 30 2002 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
89 Flag of Canada.svg Gagner, SamSam Gagner

C R 25 2007 London, Ontario
77 Flag of the United States Gilbert, TomTom Gilbert

D R 31 2004 Minneapolis, Minnesota
37 Flag of Russia Grebeshkov, DenisDenis Grebeshkov

D L 30 2007 Yaroslavl, U.S.S.R.
83 Flag of the Czech Republic Hemsky, AlesAles Hemsky

 (A)

RW R 31 2001 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
10 Flag of Canada.svg Horcoff, ShawnShawn Horcoff

 (A)

C L 36 1998 Trail, British Columbia
22 Flag of Canada.svg Jacques, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Jacques

LW L 29 2003 Terrebonne, Quebec
21 Flag of the Czech Republic Kotalik, AlesAles Kotalik

RW R 35 2009 Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
33 Flag of Canada.svg MacIntyre, SteveSteve MacIntyre

LW L 34 2008 Brock, Saskatchewan
18 Flag of Canada.svg Moreau, EthanEthan Moreau

 (C)

LW L 39 1999 Huntsville, Ontario
12 Flag of Sweden Nilsson, RobertRobert Nilsson

LW L 29 2007 Calgary, Alberta
19 Flag of the United States O'Sullivan, PatrickPatrick O'Sullivan

C L 29 2009 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
49 Flag of Canada.svg Peckham, TheoTheo Peckham

D L 26 2006 Richmond Hill, Ontario
27 Flag of Canada.svg Penner, DustinDustin Penner

LW L 32 2007 Winkler, Manitoba
34 Flag of Canada.svg Pisani, FernandoFernando Pisani

RW L 37 1996 Edmonton, Alberta
78 Flag of Canada.svg Pouliot, MarcMarc Pouliot

C R 29 2003 Quebec City, Quebec
85 Flag of Canada.svg Reddox, LiamLiam Reddox

LW L 28 2004 Whitby, Ontario
35 Flag of Canada.svg Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson

G L 44 2006 Simcoe, Ontario
5 Flag of the Czech Republic Smid, LadislavLadislav Smid

D L 28 2006 Frýdlant, Czechoslovakia
44 Flag of Canada.svg Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray

 (A)

D L 38 2007 Elk Point, Alberta
24 Flag of Canada.svg Staios, SteveSteve Staios

 (A)

D R 41 2001 Hamilton, Ontario
46 Flag of Canada.svg Stortini, ZackZack Stortini

RW R 29 2003 Elliot Lake, Ontario
43 Flag of Canada.svg Strudwick, JasonJason Strudwick

D L 39 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
71 Flag of Slovakia Visnovsky, LubomirLubomir Visnovsky

 Injury icon

D L 38 2008 Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia

Draft picksEdit

Round # Player Nationality NHL team College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 22 Jordan Eberle (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Edmonton Oilers (from Anaheim Ducks) Regina Pats (WHL)
4 103 Johan Motin (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Edmonton Oilers Bofors IK (Sweden-2)
5 133 Philippe Cornet (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Edmonton Oilers Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
6 163 Teemu Hartikainen (C) Flag of Finland Finland Edmonton Oilers KalPa (Finland Jr.)
7 193 Jordan Bendfeld (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Edmonton Oilers Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit




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