Edmonton Oilers Stats from the World Hockey Championships

The IIHF World Hockey Championships wrapped up on Sunday with Sweden winning a second straight gold medal after defending their title against Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout. For the Edmonton Oilers, only Adam Larsson was able to bring a medal home after Canada came up flat against the Americans in their semi-final matchup earlier in the day.

In total, the Oilers had seven regulars (semi-regular in Auvitu’s case) and one prospect representing them at the World Hockey Championships with each player finding varying levels of success. Below, we’ve put together the numbers on how each player performed for their respective clubs and where they finished in the tournament standings.

Name Team GP Goals Assists Points PIMs +/- Finished
Connor McDavid Canada 10 5 7 12 10 +6 Lost Bronze Medal Game
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Canada 10 5 3 8 2 +5 Lost Bronze Medal Game
Darnell Nurse Canada 10 1 1 4 -1 Lost Bronze Medal Game
Leon Draisaitl Germany 7 2 7 9 16 +2 Lost in Group Stage
Adam Larsson (Gold) Sweden 10 1 2 3 10 +13 Won Tournament
Andrej Sekera Slovakia 7 1 2 3 4 -3 Lost in Group Stage
Yohann Auvitu France 4 1 1 -2 Lost in Group Stage
Patrick Russell Denmark 7 Lost in Group Stage

Notable Performances:

  • Connor McDavid led Team Canada by nine points with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins being tied for second place.
  • Leon Draisaitl also led Team Germany in scoring and was amongst the tournament leaders despite not playing as many games as many of his counterparts.
  • Adam Larsson sported the highest +/- of any player on Team Sweden. His three points ranked third amongst Swedish defenceman, trailing only Oliver Ekman-Larsson (seven points) and John Klingberg (six points).
  • Andrej Sekera led all Slovakian defenceman with three points and was a notable bright spot despite missing the majority of his season due to surgery.
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Source: Elite Prospects, Official Website Stats for the IIHF World Championships, 5/21/2018 – 4:45 pm MST

  • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

    Alright, last time I’m going to talk about this.

    1. I’m absolutely digusted about how people pin this failure (and yes it IS a failure) on the fact that there were “too many Oilers” on the team. Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that McDavid, Nuge, and Nurse made coaching decisions. I didn’t know they were wearing Keumper and MacElhinney jerseys in goal. I didn’t realize that they were responsible for every, single, defensive zone breakdown. I didn’t watch the tournament, but I’m sure, they weren’t the cause for ALL of Canada’s problems.

    2. Speaking of Keumper and MacElhinney, they were AWFUL this tournament. I understand that Marty Brodeur and someone else were in charge of scouting and picking goalies, but there were no better options than Darcy and Curtis? Sure, some of the goalies could’ve turned it down, but were some even approached? Heck Price and Talbot ALONE would’ve been better goaltenders and they both had awful seasons. Here’s a tip Hockey Canada…a hockey team has a STARTER and a BACKUP! Not two BACKUPS!

    3. Good for Adam Larsson. After everything he went through this past season, it’s good to see him succeeding. As a I said, I didn’t watch any games (I can’t), but I heard he was one of the best defencemen in the tournament, even getting selected for the All-Star team (whatever that means). I like Adam Larsson as a defenceman and it must be tough for him to read all the Taylor Hall comparables since he isn’t that kind of player. I think the Oilers were looking for more offence when they acquired him, but he’s been solid defensively and that is what we’ve needed for a while.

    4. While Canada didn’t win gold, I am happy that some of these guys went. For them it’s a chance to continue to play hockey, even if it is pretty meaningless in the grand scheme of things.

    5. Furthermore on the “too many Oilers” narrative, I also got sick and tired of people saying McDavid was responsible. I’m sorry, but are you really trying to blame this entire tournament on a guy who scored 265 NHL points since being drafted.

    6. Hopefully this tournament helps the Oilers who did go over there. Yeah we can all agree that the 2016-2017 season was a result of reverse-murphy’s law (everything that can go right, did go right), but I’d like to think that having McDavid and Talbot win gold in that 2016 IIHF tournament helped (along with the World Cup of Hockey).

    One last note, since I mentioned McDavid so many times, I wanted to post his stats since being drafted. Yes they’re easy to look up, but I thought it’d be fun to post his point totals since his first game in October 2015. I’ll also include his totals from the IIHF tournament as well as the playoffs.

    2015-2016: 45GP, 16G, 32A, 48pts
    2016 WC: 10GP, 1G, 8A, 9pts
    2015 WCoH: 3GP, 0G, 3A, 3pts
    2016-2017: 82Gp, 30G, 70A, 100pts
    2017 playoffs: 13Gp, 5G, 4A, 9pts
    2017-2018: 82Gp, 41G, 67A, 108pts
    2018 WC: 10Gp, 5G, 7A, 12pts


    *GP 246
    *Goals: 98
    *Assists: 191
    *Points: 289

    *Includes NHL regular season, NHL playoffs, IIHF tournament, WCoH

    • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006


      Stats for McDavid are wrong. He had 5 goals, 12 assists, for 17 points at this years IIHF tournament. So taking that into consideration, here are his new totals.

      2015-2016: 45Gp, 16G, 32A, 48Pts
      2016 WC: 10Gp, 1G, 8A, 9Pts
      2016 WCoH: 3Gp. 0G, 3A, 3Pts
      2016-2017: 82Gp, 30G, 70A, 100Pts
      2017 playoffs: 13Gp, 5G, 4A, 9Pts
      2017-2018: 82Gp, 41G, 67A, 108Pts
      2018 WC: 10Gp, 6G, 12A, 17Pts

      GP: 245
      G: 98
      A: 196
      Pts: 294