Edmonton Oilers and Hockey Canada legend Ryan Smyth has been named to the 2020 IIHF Hall of Fame class. The announcement came Tuesday morning for ‘Captain Canada,’ who played in dozens upon dozens of international games for Canada.
Edmonton Oilers F Leon Draisaitl has been named the NHL’s first star of the week. Draisaitl scored two goals and six assists in three games last week helping the Oilers secure five of a possible six points.
People seem to have forgot about Drai, as the Edmonton Oilers forward was named the 2nd star of the month for January. The German led the league through the month scoring 1.89 points-per-game in January notching six goals and 11 assists in nine games.
Edmonton Oilers F Joakim Nygard has suffered a broken hand that will require surgery, the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson reported Friday. Nygard suffered the injury Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames.
Edmonton Oilers head coach Dave Tippett said it appears an injury suffered by Joakim Nygard is serious, according to 630 CHED’s Reid Wilkins.
The Edmonton Oilers have announced D Matt Benning has been activated from the Long Term Injured Reserve and will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Calgary Flames.
Bakersfield Condors G Stuart Skinner has been named the American Hockey League’s player of the week. Skinner had a tremendous week for the Condors going 3-1-0 with a 1.50 GAA and a .946 save percentage.
The Edmonton Oilers have recalled D Matt Benning from the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League. Benning, 24, was with the Condors on a conditioning stint and played in three games.
Edmonton Oilers F Leon Draisaitl took part in the NHL skills competition shooting accuracy shooting competition Friday night where he came in second place. Draisaitl had a great showing, however, hitting all five targets on seven shots in an impressive 10.257.
It was arguably the best batch of skaters the NHL’s fastest skater competition held so we all knew Connor McDavid was in tough. And this year, he got edged out in the competition as New York Islanders C Matthew Barzal skated the rink the quickest.
Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have their jobs for tonight’s NHL skills competition. McDavid will be taking to the ice in the fastest skater competition, while Draisaitl will participate in the shooting accuracy.
Edmonton Oilers defensive prospect Evan Bouchard has been named to the American Hockey League all-star game. The 2018 10th overall pick will be joining teammate Tyler Benson at the game, and Kailer Yamamoto who was named to the game, but won’t be attending.