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UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Kailer Yamamoto’s journey from Spokane Chiefs to NHL has been ‘a whirlwind, a struggle at times, but a lot of fun’

Fresh off a return from visiting a doctor in Los Angeles, Kailer Yamamoto held up and rotated his wrist, which had just been given a clean bill of health.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

Edmonton Oilers hire Dave Tippett as head coach

The Edmonton Oilers have hired NHL veteran Dave Tippett as their next head coach. It is the first big move for new general manager Ken Holland. Tippett had been working …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Edmonton names Ken Holland as GM, president of hockey ops

The Edmonton Oilers have hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations. Holland takes over the struggling team from interim …



NHL Capsules: Flyers beat Oilers 5-4 in OT for 7th win a row

Nolan Patrick scored 2:01 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied past the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Saturday, extending their winning streak to a season-best seven games.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli

The Edmonton Oilers have fired president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli amid another season that has failed to live up to expectations. The team announced Chiarelli’s abrupt …


NHL capsule: Oilers top Sharks 4-3 in OT in Hitchcock’s 1st game as coach

Leon Draisaitl scored 51 seconds into overtime and Connor McDavid had his 100th career goal to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in Ken …


Edmonton Oilers fire Todd McLellan, hire Ken Hitchcock to take over

The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

NHL capsules: Nikita Kucherov, Andrei Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers

Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.


McDavid gets OT winner as Oilers beat Blackhawks 2-1

Connor McDavid scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to their third straight win, 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. After two Blackhawks skaters got …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

NHL capsules: Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula power Oilers past Predators, 5-3

Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday. Connor McDavid also scored …


NHL Capsules: Nikita Kucherov scores 2 to lift Lightning to 3-1 win over Oilers

Nikita Kucherov scored twice to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.


Kailer Yamamoto lost his groove, then he got it back for the Spokane Chiefs

There are a number of days in Kailer Yamamoto’s young career that have made a lasting impression on his memory.


NHL capsules: Patrick Kane’s overtime goal lifts Chicago past Edmonton

Patrick Kane scored 50 seconds into overtime to give 32-year-old goaltender Jeff Glass a win in his NHL debut and lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on …


NHL Capsules: Vladimir Tarasenko nets 2, gets in rare fight as Blues top Oilers 8-3

Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and two assists and got in a rare fight Tuesday night, helping the St. Louis Blues to an 8-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017

After NHL stint, Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto returns home to play for Chiefs

If Kailer Yamamoto were disappointed on Tuesday morning in his first practice back with the Spokane Chiefs after spending two-plus months with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, he didn’t show it.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017

NHL’s Edmonton Oilers assign Kailer Yamamoto to the Spokane Chiefs

Kailer Yamamoto is headed back to the Spokane Chiefs.


John Blanchette: Mature attitude helps Spokane’s Kailer Yamamoto earn spot on Oilers roster

A perverse obsession with the next thing became sport’s designer drug some time ago, lapping the passé high of getting off on something as mundane as today’s game.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Kailer Yamamoto signs entry-level deal with Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers announced via press release they have signed 2017 first round selection Kailer Yamamoto to a three-year entry level contract.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Oilers sign star Connor McDavid to 8-year, $100 million deal

The Edmonton Oilers have signed star captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million deal. McDavid led the NHL in scoring with 100 points last season, en route to winning …


Oilers clean out lockers, reflect on turnaround season

The Edmonton Oilers cleaned out their lockers after their turnaround season, knowing that the newfound success changes everything. “Coming in next year, it has to be a different mindset,” captain …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017

Ducks end Game 7 woes, beat Oilers 2-1 to reach West finals

Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks ended their streak of five straight Game 7 losses with a 2-1 victory over the …


NHL Playoff Capsules: Predators advance over Blues

Ryan Johansen scored the game-winning goal 3:15 into the third period, and the Nashville Predators advanced to their first Western Conference final in franchise history Sunday by beating the St. …


NHL Playoff Capsules: Oilers take 2-0 series lead over Ducks

Cam Talbot made 39 saves, Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and the Edmonton Oilers moved halfway to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks …


NHL roundup: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores in OT to give Oilers win over Blues

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored 2:55 into overtime, lifting the Edmonton Oilers over the host St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Monday night.


Sydney Crosby, Connor McDavid face off for first time

The comparisons are inevitable. Connor McDavid understands it. So does Sidney Crosby.


Newsmakers: Wayne Gretzky named partner, VP of Oilers Entertainment Group

Former NHL player Wayne Gretzky returned to the Edmonton Oilers. The Great One was named partner and vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group.


Edmonton Oilers make 19-year-old Connor McDavid youngest captain in NHL history

The Edmonton Oilers have made Connor McDavid the youngest captain in NHL history.


Connor McDavid’s NHL draft moment – going No. 1 – finally is here

For Connor McDavid, this is only the beginning. And he’s eager to see what comes next. There’s no mystery, no drama, no guessing about what will happen when the Edmonton …


In brief: Oilers outlast Lightning, earn first victory of the season

NHL: Taylor Hall scored a penalty-shot goal and added an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins netted the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the …