The Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL in 1979 after spending their first seven seasons in the WHA. The Oilers had instant success after joining the NHL as they earned a postseason bid for 13 straight seasons. During this run, the Oilers won all eight of their division titles. The organization also won six of their seven conference championships in this span. The accolades continue for Edmonton as they earned two Presidents’ Trophies in back-to-back seasons (1985-1986 & 1986-1987). However, the stretch of dominance by the Oilers was highlighted with their five Stanley Cup titles during the 1980s. The Hockey Hall of Fame has honored this run of excellence by the Oilers as a dynasty. Edmonton won back-to-back titles twice in their five championships and the organization was led by all-time hockey greats Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky leads the franchise with the most points, goals, and assists after spending a decade playing for the Oilers. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Edmonton Oilers hockey tickets.
2016 Oilers Season Preview
The Edmonton Oilers finished near the bottom of the Pacific Division once again last year, extending the franchises playoff drought to 9 years. To avoid missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a full decade, the Oilers went out and produced one of the biggest offseasons in franchise history. Edmonton landed one of the most exciting prospects to hit the ice since Sidney Crosby in Connor McDavid. The 18 year old McDavid should have an immediate impact on the Oilers, and will be one of the players to watch over the next decade. The Edmonton Oilers also brought in quality defensiveman Andrej Sekera who should provide leadership and talent to a defensive line that struggled last season. The 2015 Edmonton Oilers season should incredibly exciting, with the young corps of Oilers players poised to be Stanley Cup contenders over the coming seasons.
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Edmonton Oilers Hockey at Rexall Place Address: 7424 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0X2, Canada
The Oilers play all their home games at Rexall Place, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. When filled to capacity, the third oldest NHL arena holds over 16,500 loyal Oilers fans. Rexall Place is also the home to the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. The arena also hosts many of the top entertainment acts throughout the year. The Edmonton Oilers home bench is on the Rexall Place rink side in front of sections 118-119. Rexall Place parking information is covered in our Oilers event guide.
Oilers vs. Flames
The Battle of Alberta is probably the biggest event of the year in the province, and there’s no love lost between fans and players of each team. It’s the capital vs. the largest city in the most popular sport in the country and Edmonton has had long stretches of dominance over their neighbor many times over the years.
Oilers vs. Kings
The first year these two clubs met in the playoffs was 1982, where the Oilers were heavily favored behind the NHL points champion Wayne Gretzky. The Kings went on to win Game 5 and the series in front of Edmonton’s home crowd, and then breaking Oiler fans hearts even more, Gretzky was traded to the Kings six years later. The rivalry becomes an intradivisional on in 2013 when the Oilers make the move over to the same division as the Kings.
Edmonton Oilers in the Stanley Cup, Western Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
The five time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers must have felt pretty lucky when Wayne Gretzky fell in their lap, but they’ll certainly take it. The five Stanley Cups aren’t all, add another seven Western Conference Championships and twenty Playoff Appearances and you’re looking at hockey royalty.
Edmonton Oilers Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to an Oilers game?
Doors open 90 minutes before the puck drops at Rexall place.
Where are good places to eat before an Oilers game?
If you can’t decide what kind of food you want before the game try Buffet Royale Carvery. BFC has a large selection of western, Ukranian, and Asian foods that are all incredibly tasty. For comfort food lovers try Sugarbowl. Great for families, this trendy place has some of the best food in Edmonton. If you are looking for a fine dining experience check out Red Ox Inn. Red Ox has a large selection of international food and a great wine menu as well. For a less expensive pre-game diner visit Swiss Donair. This local gem is quick, easy, and is a great experience. Swiss Donair is not usually open for dinner on Wednesdays so be sure to check their hours before leaving. Other great places in the area are Thanh Thanh, Tres Carnales Taqueria, Sabor Divino and Corso 32.
Where is the best place to park at Rexall Place?
There are 5 parking lots associated with Rexall Place, all located on the north side of the arena. We recommend trying Lot H, or Lot E, as they are the two largest lots and have the best chance of finding a spot. Lots D, C, and B are the most convenient, but fill up fast so we recommend purchasing a parking pass, or arriving early if you want to park in one of these lots. If you are looking to skip driving and parking altogether, check out the Edmonton Transit LRT. It has a station in the area and is a convenient way to get to and from the arena.
Does my child need a ticket to go to an Oilers game?
Children who have not reached their 2nd birthday are allowed to enter Rexall Place without a ticket and must sit in a guardians lap for the duration of the game. It is best practice to bring proof of your Child’s age with you to the gate to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.