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Wrapping up the Edmonton Oilers 2021-22 preseason

It’s over. Finished. Donezo. The 2021-22 preseason has officially wrapped up and here’s how it shook down for the Oilers.

They finished the preseason slate with a 6-1-1 record scoring 26 goals and allowing just 17. Their 13 standings points was the best of any team, but keep in mind not every team played eight games like the Oilers.

Brendan Perlini’s red hot preseason saw him lead all players with six goals — the most scored in a preseason since Ty Rattie notched seven goals in four games in 2018.

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In total points, Connor McDavid (3-6-—9), Leon Draisaitl (1-6—7) and Perlini (6-1—7) placed first, second and fourth in scoring.

Evan Bouchard fired the second-most shots on goal in the preseason letting go a whopping 19 shots in seven games.

In net, all four Oilers goalies showed well. Mikko Koskinen had the best save percentage posting a .933, while Mike Smith led the way with a 1.33 goals against average.

Here’s the full look at the Oilers preseason stats:

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POS NO. PLAYER                  GP   G   A PTS  +/-  PIM  PP SH GW OTG  S   PCTG
C    97  McDavid, Connor         4   3   6   9   0     2   3  0  0  0   16  18.8
LW   42  Perlini, Brendan        6   6   1   7   6     0   0  0  0  0   15  40.0
C    29  Draisaitl, Leon         4   2   5   7   2     0   2  0  1  0   16  12.5
RW   13  Puljujarvi, Jesse       5   4   2   6   0     0   2  0  0  0   14  28.6
D    25  Nurse, Darnell          4   1   4   5   1     2   0  0  1  0   14   7.1
C    10  Ryan, Derek             5   2   2   4   1     0   1  0  1  0    7  28.6
C    93  Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan    5   1   3   4   3     0   0  0  1  0    9  11.1
C     8  Turris, Kyle            6   0   4   4   4     0   0  0  0  0   11   0.0
LW   37  Foegele, Warren         5   0   3   3   0     2   0  0  0  0    6   0.0
RW   70  Sceviour, Colton        7   0   3   3   1     0   0  0  0  0   13   0.0
C    14  Shore, Devin            6   1   1   2   4     0   0  0  0  0    4  25.0
C    18  Hyman, Zach             5   1   1   2   1-    2   0  0  0  0    6  16.7
C    54 *Bourgault, Xavier       2   1   1   2   0     0   0  0  0  0    2  50.0
D    75  Bouchard, Evan          7   1   1   2   2     8   1  0  0  0   19   5.3
D     2  Keith, Duncan           3   0   2   2   0     4   0  0  0  0    2   0.0
C    24  Malone, Brad            2   1   0   1   0     5   0  0  0  0    4  25.0
RW   56  Yamamoto, Kailer        4   1   0   1   2     4   0  1  1  0    5  20.0
LW   57 *Hamblin, James          2   1   0   1   1     0   0  0  1  0    2  50.0
D     6  Russell, Kris           2   0   1   1   0     4   0  0  0  0    1   0.0
D    20  Koekkoek, Slater        5   0   1   1   1     4   0  0  0  0    7   0.0
C    23  Griffith, Seth          3   0   1   1   3-    0   0  0  0  0    4   0.0
RW   44  Kassian, Zack           4   0   1   1   1-    7   0  0  0  0    4   0.0
D    76 *Kemp, Philip            2   0   1   1   1     0   0  0  0  0    3   0.0
D     5  Ceci, Cody              5   0   0   0   1     2   0  0  0  0   13   0.0
LW   16 *Benson, Tyler           6   0   0   0   3-    4   0  0  0  0    5   0.0
D    22  Barrie, Tyson           4   0   0   0   2     2   0  0  0  0    8   0.0
RW   27  Cracknell, Adam         2   0   0   0   0     0   0  0  0  0    3   0.0
F    55  Esposito, Luke          1   0   0   0   1-    0   0  0  0  0    0   0.0
RW   59 *Safin, Ostap            1   0   0   0   1-    2   0  0  0  0    0   0.0
C    62 *Lavoie, Raphael         1   0   0   0   0     0   0  0  0  0    1   0.0
C    65 *Marody, Cooper          3   0   0   0   2-    0   0  0  0  0    2   0.0
C    71 *McLeod, Ryan            7   0   0   0   4-    0   0  0  0  0   11   0.0
D    80 *Niemelainen, Markus     2   0   0   0   0     2   0  0  0  0    0   0.0
D    81 *Berglund, Filip         4   0   0   0   1-    2   0  0  0  0    4   0.0
D    84  Lagesson, William       5   0   0   0   2-    2   0  0  0  0    7   0.0
D    85 *Kesselring, Michael     1   0   0   0   2-    0   0  0  0  0    0   0.0
D    86 *Broberg, Philip         4   0   0   0   2     0   0  0  0  0    9   0.0
        TEAM TOTALS              8  26  45  71  13    64   9  1  6  0  248  10.5

RK  NO. GOALTENDER             GPI     MINS   AVG  W  L OT SO  GA   SA  SV%    G  A PIM
    19   Koskinen, Mikko         4   169:38  2.12  2  0  0  0   6   90  .933   0  0   0
    74  *Skinner, Stuart         4   160:26  2.24  2  0  1  0   6   75  .920   0  0   0
    41   Smith, Mike             2    90:02  1.33  2  0  0  0   2   57  .965   0  1   2
    34  *Konovalov, Ilya         2    62:12  2.89  0  1  0  0   3   26  .885   0  0   0
        TEAM TOTALS              8   483:02  2.11  6  1  1  0  17  248  .931   0  1   2

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]