Oilers roster set for opening Night

The Oilers open their regular season Wednesday, when they battle the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place. Puck drops at 8pm



The Edmonton Oilers have confirmed their opening night roster, as well as the players who will serve as alternate captains this season. 

Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse have been named as new alternate captains and will join Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Adam Larsson in wearing the 'A' on their jerseys. 

22 year old Connor McDavid will captain the club for a fourth season.

Also making the opening night roster is Defenceman Ethan Bear from the Ochapowace Nation in Saskatchewan.
This is Oiler's Head Coach Dave Tippit on Bear's recent play.




  • Mikko Koskinen
  • Mike Smith


  • Ethan Bear
  • Matt Benning
  • Oscar Klefbom
  • Adam Larsson
  • Brandon Manning
  • Darnell Nurse
  • Kris Russell


  • Connor McDavid
  • Josh Archibald
  • Colby Cave
  • Alex Chiasson
  • Leon Draisaitl
  • Markus Granlund
  • Gaetan Haas
  • Tomas Jurco
  • Zack Kassian
  • Jujhar Khaira
  • James Neal
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
  • Joakim Nygard
  • Patrick Russell 

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