2014–15 Edmonton Oilers season

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2014–15 Edmonton Oilers
Division6th Pacific
Conference13th Western
2014–15 record24–44–14
Home record15–23–3
Road record9–21–11
Goals for198
Goals against283
Team information
General ManagerCraig MacTavish
CoachDallas Eakins (Oct–Dec)
Todd Nelson (Dec–Apr) (interim)
CaptainAndrew Ference
Alternate captainsJordan Eberle
Taylor Hall
ArenaRexall Place
Average attendance16,839 (100%)[1]
(41 games)
Minor league affiliate(s)Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsRyan Nugent-Hopkins (24)
AssistsJordan Eberle (39)
PointsJordan Eberle (63)
Penalty minutesMatt Hendricks (76)
Plus/minusSteve Pinizzotto (+1)
WinsBen Scrivens (15)
Goals against averageLaurent Brossoit (2.00)

The 2014–15 Edmonton Oilers season was the 36th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979,[2] and 43rd season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers missed the playoffs for the 9th straight season.

Off-season[edit]

On April 21, 2014, the Oilers announced that Bill Scott had accepted the position of assistant general manager, replacing Rick Olczyk.[3]

On June 10, 2014, the Oilers hired Craig Ramsay as an assistant coach, replacing Kelly Buchberger. Buchberger will move into a new role in player personnel.

On June 23, 2014, the Oilers announced that Assistant Coach Steve Smith would leave the organization and he would end up being with the Carolina Hurricanes.


Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
4 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
5 San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
6 Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
7 Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – St. Louis Blues 82 51 24 7 42 248 201 +47 109
2 x – Nashville Predators 82 47 25 10 41 232 208 +24 104
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 48 28 6 39 229 189 +40 102
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Anaheim Ducks 82 51 24 7 43 236 226 +10 109
2 x – Vancouver Canucks 82 48 29 5 42 242 222 +20 101
3 x – Calgary Flames 82 45 30 7 41 241 216 +25 97
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 46 28 8 42 231 201 +30 100
2 CE x – Winnipeg Jets 82 43 26 13 36 230 210 +20 99
3 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 38 220 205 +15 95
4 CE Dallas Stars 82 41 31 10 37 261 260 +1 92
5 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 12 29 219 227 −8 90
6 PA San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 9 36 228 232 −4 89
7 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 14 19 198 283 −85 62
8 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 8 19 170 272 −102 56
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Andrew Ference Illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian during NHL game No. 163 in Edmonton on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 14:03 of the second period. 3 games $118,902.45 November 3, 2014[4]
Keith Aulie Illegal check to the head of Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan during NHL game No. 555 in Calgary on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at 19:05 of the first period. 2 games $8,602.16 January 1, 2015[5]

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Pre-season game log

Regular season[edit]

Game log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[6]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Ben Scrivens 57 53 3228 15 26 11 170 3.16 1542 .890 1 0 1 4
Viktor Fasth 26 24 1336 6 15 3 76 3.41 681 .888 0 0 0 0
Richard Bachman 7 4 317 3 2 0 15 2.84 168 .911 1 0 0 0
Laurent Brossoit 1 1 60 0 1 0 2 2.00 51 .961 0 0 0 0
Tyler Bunz 1 0 20 0 0 0 3 9.00 12 .750 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Oilers. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL Game October 9, 2014
Mark Fayne 100th NHL PIM October 11, 2014
Brad Hunt 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
Darnell Nurse 1st NHL Game October 14, 2014
Bogdan Yakimov
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 15, 2014
Leon Draisaitl 1st NHL Goal October 24, 2014
Matt Hendricks 500th NHL PIM November 4, 2014
Iiro Pakarinen 1st NHL Game November 6, 2014
Iiro Pakarinen 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
November 7, 2014
Jordan Eberle 100th NHL Goal November 13, 2014
Steve Pinizzotto 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick
November 19, 2014
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 200th NHL Game November 21, 2014
Taylor Hall 100th NHL Goal November 25, 2014
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 100th NHL Assist
Jordan Eberle 300th NHL Game December 3, 2014
Brandon Davidson 1st NHL Game December 10, 2014
Brad Hunt 1st NHL Assist December 16, 2014
Ben Scrivens 100th NHL Game December 30, 2014
Anton Lander 100th NHL Game January 11, 2015
Derek Roy 700th NHL Game January 13, 2015
Boyd Gordon 600th NHL Game January 15, 2015
Boyd Gordon 100th NHL Assist January 17, 2015
Benoit Pouliot 400th NHL Game January 20, 2015
Ryan Hamilton 1st NHL Goal February 10, 2015
Iiro Pakarinen 1st NHL Assist
Mark Fayne 300th NHL Game February 16, 2015
Jordan Oesterle 1st NHL Game February 21, 2015
Jordan Oesterle 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
March 3, 2015
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2nd NHL Hat-trick March 8, 2015
Matt Hendricks 400th NHL Game March 9, 2015
Andrew Miller 1st NHL Game March 19, 2015
Andrew Ference 900th NHL Game March 21, 2015
Martin Marincin 1st NHL Goal March 25, 2015
Andrew Miller 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Luke Gazdic 100th NHL Game March 27, 2015
Andrew Miller 1st NHL Goal
Brandon Davidson 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
March 30, 2015
Tyler Bunz 1st NHL Game April 2, 2015
David Musil 1st NHL Game April 4, 2015
Justin Schultz 200th NHL Game
David Musil 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
April 7, 2015
Laurent Brossoit 1st NHL Game April 9, 2015
Curtis Hamilton

Transactions[edit]

Following the end of the Oilers' 2013–14 season, and during the 2014–15 season, this team has been involved in the following transactions:

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
June 29, 2014[9] To Tampa Bay Lightning
Sam Gagner
To Edmonton Oilers
Teddy Purcell
November 20, 2014[9] To Vancouver Canucks
Will Acton
To Edmonton Oilers
Kellan Lain
December 29, 2014[10] To Nashville Predators
Mark Arcobello
To Edmonton Oilers
Derek Roy
January 2, 2015[11] To Pittsburgh Penguins
David Perron
To Edmonton Oilers
Rob Klinkhammer
1st-round pick in 2015Mathew Barzal
March 2, 2015[12] To Montreal Canadiens
Jeff Petry
To Edmonton Oilers
2nd-round pick in 2015Jonas Siegenthaler
4th-round pick in 2015Caleb Jones

Draft picks[edit]

The 2014 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 27–28, 2014, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Edmonton finished 28th overall in the league, to secure the 3rd overall pick.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
1 3 Leon Draisaitl (C)  Germany Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
4 91[a] William Lagesson (D)  Sweden Frolunda HC U20 (J20 SuperElit)
4 111[b] Zachary Nagelvoort (G)  United States University of Michigan (Big Ten)
5 130[c] Liam Coughlin (C/LW)  United States Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
6 153 Tyler Vesel (C)  United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
7 183 Kevin Bouchard (G)  Canada Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
Draft notes
  • The Edmonton Oilers' second-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on July 10, 2013, that sent David Perron to Edmonton in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and this pick.[36]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' third-round pick went to the Los Angeles Kings as the result of a trade on January 15, 2014, that sent Ben Scrivens to Edmonton in exchange for this pick.[37]
  • a The Buffalo Sabres' fourth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on March 4, 2014, that sent Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota in exchange for this pick.[38]
  • b The San Jose Sharks' fourth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on October 21, 2013, that sent Mike Brown to San Jose in exchange for this pick.[39]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' fourth-round pick went to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on March 4, 2013, that sent Mike Brown to Edmonton in exchange for this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[40]
  • c The Ottawa Senators' fifth-round pick went to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014, that sent Ales Hemsky to Ottawa in exchange for a third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[41]
  • The Edmonton Oilers' fifth-round pick went to the Anaheim Ducks as the result of a trade on March 4, 2014, that sent Viktor Fasth to Edmonton in exchange for a third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[42]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014–2015 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN". ESPN.
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  3. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=715829
  4. ^ "Ference suspended three games for illegal check". NHL. November 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Oilers' Aulie suspended two games for illegal check". NHL. January 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "2014–2015 Regular Season Stats – Points – Edmonton Oilers – Statistics". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Carter, Scrivens and Nielsen named 'Three Stars'". NHL. October 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "2015 NHL All-Star selections highlighted by three Columbus Blue Jackets". NHL. January 10, 2015.
  9. ^ a b Oilers Acquire Teddy Purcell
  10. ^ Oilers trade for Derek Roy
  11. ^ BLOG: Oilers trade Perron to Penguins
  12. ^ BLOG: Oilers trade Petry for pair of picks
  13. ^ BLOG: Mark Fayne signs with Oilers
  14. ^ BLOG: Oilers sign Pouliot
  15. ^ BLOG: Oilers add Aulie
  16. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Laurikainen
  17. ^ Edmonton Oilers defenceman Denis Grebeshkov signs with KHL club
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ Sharks Sign Defenseman Taylor Fedun
  20. ^ "Ben Eager and Chad Billins join CSKA". HC CSKA Moscow. July 11, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  21. ^ "Kolner Haie sign forward Ryan Jones" (in German). Kölner Haie. November 17, 2014. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  22. ^ BLOG: Oilers claim Fraser; place Pinizzotto on waivers
  23. ^ BLOG: Smyth looks back on his final game
  24. ^ Ryan Smyth set to play final National Hockey League game
  25. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Gazdic
  26. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Petry
  27. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Bachman
  28. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Miller
  29. ^ a b Oilers ink Pitlick and Hamilton
  30. ^ Oilers sign Draisaitl
  31. ^ BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with Justin Schultz
  32. ^ Oilers Sign Greg Chase
  33. ^ a b Oilers sign Klinkhammer and Hamilton
  34. ^ BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with LaLeggia
  35. ^ BLOG: Oilers agree to terms with Yakupov on extension
  36. ^ "Blues Acquire Paajarvi from Oilers". National Hockey League. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  37. ^ "Oilers trade Dubnyk, acquire Scrivens". National Hockey League. January 15, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  38. ^ "Wild add veteran goalie Bryzgalov from Oilers". National Hockey League. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  39. ^ "Sharks Acquire Forward Mike Brown from Edmonton". San Jose Sharks. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  40. ^ "Maple Leafs trade Mike Brown to Oilers". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. March 4, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  41. ^ "Senators acquire Hemsky from Oilers". March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  42. ^ "Oilers add goalie Fasth from Ducks". National Hockey League. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.