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|Edmonton Road Runners|
|League:||American Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Rexall Place|
|Colours:||Blue, red, and gold|
|1984 to 1988:||Nova Scotia Oilers|
|1988 to 1996:||Cape Breton Oilers|
|1996 to 2002:||Hamilton Bulldogs|
|2003 to 2004:||Toronto Roadrunners|
|2004 to 2005:||Edmonton Road Runners|
After the 2003–04 season the Edmonton Oilers announced that the Toronto Roadrunners would play the 2004–05 season in Edmonton. where they were based in the Oilers' own arena, Rexall Place. The NHL team's decision to re-locate its affiliate to Edmonton was an unusual one for a North American professional sports organization, and was likely influenced by the expectation that the 2004–05 NHL lockout would wipe out the 2004–05 NHL season. The expectation proved accurate, as the season was officially cancelled on February 16, 2005.
Although the team proved highly successful at the gate, finishing third in the AHL in attendance at 8,854 fans per game despite a disappointing season plagued by injury, the team announced on June 6, 2005 that they were requesting permission from the American Hockey League to suspend team operations. The decision was likely motivated by the improving lockout negotiations and the wide-spread belief that the Oilers would be back for the 2005–06 season, which was confirmed when the owners and players agreed on July 13, 2005 to a new six-year collective bargaining agreement. In 2004 with Edmonton looking for a new WHL team, Oilers President and CEO Patrick Laforge offered the Edmonton Roadrunners franchise to the city of Saskatoon in exchange for the Saskatoon Blades franchise. However the deal never worked out.
The Oilers still own the rights to the dormant franchise, but after four years of dormancy, Edmonton decided to affiliate with the Springfield Falcons rather than operate the Road Runners. In 2010-11, the franchise will be ressurected as the Oklahoma City Barons.
- Goals: 22 Tony Salmelainen, Brad Winchester
- Assists: 26 Kyle Brodziak
- Points: 46 Tony Salmelainen, Raffi Torres
- Penalty minutes: 231 Rocky Thompson
- GAA: 2.63 Tyler Moss
- SV%: .906 Tyler Moss
- Goaltending wins: 24 Tyler Moss
- Shutouts: 5 Tyler Moss
- Games: 80 Jeff Woywitka
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