Edmonton Oilers Information
Founded in 1972, the Edmonton Oilers are a part of the NHL's Northwest Division in The Western Conference. They are one of the most successful NHL franchises in history, winning five Stanley Cups in six years from 1983-1990. In those Cup years, the Oilers boasted one of the most talented lineups in the league with players like Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.
Aside from their finals appearance in 2006, when they lost in a thrilling 7-game series to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Oilers have not been too successful of late. For the past four years, they haven't been able to finish higher than fourth place in their conference.
This past 2011-12 season, the Oilers were once again eliminated from the playoffs. They finished at the bottom of the division for the third year in a row. With some young players coming up and looking to make impact, like this yearâ€™s #1 draft pick, center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and a second draft pick, defenseman Oscar Klefborn, the Oilers will look to come back strong next season.
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