Edmonton Oilers Roster

Player Name Position Age Height Weight (lbs) Nation Take
Connor McDavid Centre 20 6ft 2 in 192 A generational talent, Connor has tremendous skating ability, hockey IQ and awesome offensive awareness to match. He can make plays at top speed, which sets him apart from his NHL peers. With a maturity beyond his years, McDavid has the potential to rank himself among the leagues best players. The sky is the limit for McDavid as he continues to steam roll his way through NHL defenders with his speed and style.
Leon Draisaitl Centre/RW 21 6ft 2 in 215 Leon Draisaitl is emerging as a top offensive forward in the NHL. He excels at playmaking, puck distribution (especially on the backhand), and the ability to hang onto the puck under pressure. Draisaitl’s obsession with getting better within his overall game has caused his progression to be sped up immensely.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Centre 24 6ft 1 in 195 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has an incredible hockey sense, vision and patience with the puck that resulted in him being selected first overall in 2011. As a result of his vision, he set up linemates with aplomb, as well as get into the right position to score goals himself. RNH displays a proficiency for a two-way game and that dedication to improvement makes his teammates around him better.
Ryan Strome Centre/RW 24 6ft 1 in 194 Ryan Strome has an offensive acumen, quickness, and grit to his game that make him an intriguing player. When he’s on his game he can make defenders look silly with his puck skills but it is his consistency that needs to be worked on. Strome can play either on the wing or at centre, and that versatility will be an asset as he moves forward in his NHL career.
Drake Caggiula LW/RW 23 5ft 10 in 185 Drake Caggiula came to the Oilers as a free agent out of college. He has very good hands, sound offensive acumen, and a willingness to shoot the puck at will. At times, Caggiula has played at both centre and wing for the Oilers in his young career with mixed results. As a result of his offensive mindset, he is an asset on special teams and could end up as a set shooter as he develops
Jussi Jokinen LW/RW 34 6ft 191 Jokinen, at 14 year veteran, is well travelled with the Oilers being his sixth NHL team. Joking prides himself on being a dependable player, one who rarely makes mistakes with the puck while also being sound positionally. Jokinen is sometimes best known for his shootout prowess and versatility where he can line up on either side of centre (even taking face-offs if needed).
Zack Kassian Right Wing 26 6ft 3 in 209 Kassian was once the most hated man in Edmonton but has turned his image around and is now a fan favourite for the blue and orange. He has tremendous size, speed, and strength, as well as the ability to maintain puck control down low and in the corners. Kassian is no stranger to the physicality and can fight if needed while also boasting some surprising playmaking skills.
Jujhar Khaira Centre/Wing 23 6ft 4 in 214 Khaira, a former third round pick in 2012, sports great size and likes to use it with his physical brand of hockey. Khaira is still trying to get his feet wet at the NHL level and is making gains with his speed and ability to maintain puck control along the boards. Khaira also boasts the versatility of being able to play on the wing or at centre, but struggles with consistency which is understandable given his age and experience.
Mark Letestu Centre 32 5ft 10 in 195 In his time in Edmonton, Mark Letestu has become a Swiss Army Knife for the Oilers. Whether he’s killing penalties, taking important draws in the defensive zone, or acting as a shooter on the power play, Latest has carved out a niche with the Oilers that sees him as an integral piece of the roster.
Milan Lucic Left Wing 29 6ft 3 in 236 Known as a prototypical power forward, Milan Lucic boasts outstanding size and strength on the wing. While inconsistent at times, Lucic can be underrated in terms of his offensive skills and instincts to go along with his massive size and physicality. When he’s on his game, Lucic can dominate the game in the corners, down low, or with big hits. At his best, he can be a nasty, and intimidating figure that can change the game on his own.
Kailer Yamamoto Right Wing 18 5ft 8 in 154 Yamamoto enters the league as the smallest ever forward to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. While his NHL debut may have been surprising to some, Yamamoto has been told what he can’t do throughout his hockey career. To the diminutive forward, being told he can’t do something is the motivation he uses to excel at every level. With outstanding speed and hockey sense, Yamamoto could be a game breaker for the Oilers, something that may not have been possible in another era.
Pat Maroon Left Wing 29 6ft 3 in 225 After coming to Edmonton in a trade with Anaheim, Pat Maroon quickly established himself as a fan favourite in Edmonton with his rugged style of play and timely goal scoring. Never afraid to drop the mitts, Maroon is always a willing combatant that looks to spark his team with a fight, his physical play, or with his ability to contribute on the scoreboard.
Iiro Pakarinen Right Wing 26 6ft 1 in 212 Iiro Pakarinen is an interesting blend of size and skill that is able to take a regular shift while also contributing on special teams in a penalty killing role. Though he’s not likely to be a point producing forward at the NHL level, Pakarinen is a useful player that can contribute in a bottom six role, create some energy with his physical play, and play relatively sound defensively.
Anton Slepyshev Right Wing 23 6ft 2 in 194 After being drafted in the third round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Anton Slepyshev has risen through the depth chart and finds himself as an NHL regular for the first time. After an excellent playoff run, the Oilers were encouraged with Slepyshev’s ability to produce offensive chances, with his heavy wrist shot and slick puck skills as catalysts for producing offensive chances. While Slepyshev still has a ways to go at the NHL level, his progression through the ranks is an encouraging sign for the winger.
Oscar Klefbom Defence 24 6ft 3 in 215 Oscar Klefbom is a smooth skater and puck mover that is quickly emerging as a top pairing defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers. while he has had issues with injuries in the past, Klefbom has maintained a run of health that has seen him rise through the defensive depth chart and land on the first pairing. Known for an excellent first pass, Klefbom continues to work on the offensive side of his game while also maintain sound defensive positioning. When healthy, Klefbom can be a difference maker for the Edmonton Oilers.
Adam Larsson Defence 24 6ft 3 in 210 Adam Larsson is a prototypical shutdown defenceman. Since coming over from New Jersey, Larsson has added a sense of poise to an Oilers blue line that desperately needed it. Though he has an accurate and effective point shot, he doesn’t use it nearly enough as he seems more focused on his own end first. Considering his size, durability and shot suppression skills, Larsson has the potential to become one of the league’s prominent defensive defenceman for the Oilers.
Kris Russell Defence 30 5ft 10 in 173 Known for his shot blocking abilities, Kris Russell is always willing to sacrifice his body for the greater good of the team. Though not the biggest defenceman, Russell uses his exceptional skating skills to get himself into position with time to spare. At times he may be in over his head on defence but is generally sound defensively and plays a simple game. Though there is not much offence to speak of, Russell finds himself as a utility man for the Oilers, often playing in all situations.
Yohann Auvitu Defence 28 5ft 11 in 187 Yohann Auvitu is a slick skating defence defenceman that came to the Oilers as a free agent signing. The advanced analytics love Auvitu for his shot metrics, though he has yet to prove his worth over the long haul. Generally speaking, Auvitu will be slotted in on the third pairing or as the extra defenceman depending on the night and opponent.
Darnell Nurse Defence 22 6ft 4 in 221 Blessed with size, speed, and skill, Darnell Nurse seems set for a long career in a top four defensive role. Nurse is a talented defender with offensive upside but is never one to shy away from the physical side of the game. While sometimes caught out of position, Nurse has the speed and awareness to get himself back into plays quickly. If he can continue to develop his defensive and offensive skills, Nurse could be a fixture on the Oilers blue line for years to come.
Matt Benning Defence 23 6ft 1 in 201 Matt Benning came to the Oilers as an unsigned prospect originally drafted by the Boston Bruins. After surprising everyone and cracking a spot on the opening night roster, Benning has developed into a reliable defensive option for the Oilers. Though his offensive upside has not yet been realized, Benning is still capable of covering his bases on the defensive side of the puck with quickness and positioning.
Eric Gryba Defence 29 6ft 4 in 222 When someone describes a stay-at-home-defenceman they are essentially describing Eric Gryba. He has great size and the ability to dish out punishing hits from the back end. His physical play is not limited to body checks, though, as he will drop the gloves with anyone in order to spark his team or defend a teammate. While Gryba is limited offensively and not the fleetest of foot, his defensive awareness generally leaves him in the right position in his own end.
Cam Talbot Goalie 30 6ft 4 in 200 Cam Talbot was acquired from the New York Rangers in a trade in the summer of 2015 and has not left the crease much ever since. Known for his calm demeanour and strong work ethic, Cam Talbot has the ability to be a game breaker with his well positioned style of play. Though he can be inconsistent at times, Cam Talbot has the chops to rank among the league’s elite when he’s on his game.
Laurent Brossoit Goalie 24 6ft 3 in 204 Laurent Brossoit has excellent size and a competitive fire in the crease that has allowed him to fill in at any time. He’s known for never quitting on the play and displays tremendous resiliency and poise under adversity. Brossoit is still cutting his teeth at the NHL level and can sometimes struggle with consistency, a problem often faced by young goaltenders.
  • Coach My PP

    Eberle was a good shooter, this year not so much. He hasn’t been a good finisher this year, so let’s stop living in the past.

    Don’t punish Draisaitl by playing him with Eberle and Pouliot. Eberle plays with the intensity of an elevator fart, and Pouliot is Pouliot.

    I would play Pitlick with Draisaitl and Maroon. I believe that would be a solid line. But, I really do like Pitlick with Letestu and Kassian: it gives the Oilers a solid, hardworking, checking line.

    p.s. I still don’t believe in Todd. I don’t think he is as good a coach the media and his record suggest. He lines are weak, match-up even weaker.

    • hitchikerforajax

      One of the biggest problems with the Oiler PP, is you have players(including McDavid), who refuse to shoot the bloody puck! Letestu, is one player who does shoot & he has more pp goals, than the so called “Oiler Elite”. If the Players, don’t want to shoot, bench them, plain & simple. When are Oiler coaches, going to do something about it?? Enough already!!