As one of the most accomplished teams since the 1980s, the Edmonton Oilers are a popular team to bet online on the NHL odds. The franchise has been synonymous with “The Great One”, Wayne Gretzky, who holds most of the Edmonton Oilers’ team stats records. In modern times, Edmonton remains a prolific team.
The Oilers were one of the 12 founding franchises of the World Hockey Association (WHA). When they joined the NHL, they went on to win the most Stanley Cups after the Montreal Canadiens – a feat that still stands as of the end of the 2022 season, despite the franchise’s recent struggles.
- 5x Stanley Cups.
- 7x Conference Championships.
- 7x Division Championships.
- 2x Presidents’ Trophy.
- 12x Hart Memorial Trophy.
- 12x Art Ross Trophy.
- 10x Ted Lindsay Award.
- 4x Conn Smythe Trophy.
- Vezina Trophy.
- 2x James Norris Memorial Trophy.
- 5x Calder Memorial Trophy.
- Jack Adams Award.
- 2x Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Analysis
Check out all the information related to team stats.
All-Time Edmonton Oilers Records
- Wayne Gretzky – Goals: 92 (1981-82).
- Kevin Lowe – Games: 1,037.
Latest Betting News
Edmonton Oilers Stats & History
“Wild Bill” Hunter wanted an NHL team but was rebuffed by the league. So he instead founded the Edmonton Oilers in the upstart WHA in 1971. The name “Oilers” was inspired from Hunter’s WHL franchise, the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Fans supported the franchise despite its mediocre on-ice performance. Things would change in a great way. In 1978, the Oilers acquired Wayne Gretzky as an underage player. The skinny and unathletic boy would go on to dominate hockey for well over a decade, setting multiple, seemingly unbreakable, Oilers’ team stats and records.
Along with Gretzky, the Oilers would acquire the likes of Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, and Grant Fuhr to become one of the most dominant dynasties in sports. The Oilers would win five Stanley Cups in seven seasons.
The dynasty lasted even when then-general manager Glen Sather began trading away its star players, including Gretzky. The Los Angeles Kings offered to literally pay for Gretzky by giving then-owner Peter Pocklington, who was in dire financial straits, $15 million on top of young inexpensive players.
After Edmonton won the Stanley Cup at the conclusion of the 1989-90 season, the team would start to decline and the dynasty would be over. The Oilers would still be a competitive franchise for the next 15 seasons, until they made a brief but memorable run at the Stanley Cup during the 2005-06 season.
Led by star defenseman Chris Pronger, Edmonton would come within one game of winning its sixth Stanley Cup. But this proved to be the peak of the Oilers’ run, as it would then become the worst NHL team for several years.
Edmonton finished at the bottom of the NHL for so many seasons. The franchise accumulated so many first-overall picks, that it prompted the league to alter its NHL Draft Lottery rules. The Oilers’ futility would bear fruit, as the franchise would acquire Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, who became one of the most dominant duos in the NHL since Gretzky and Kurri.