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Todd McLellan | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (49) / 10/3/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
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The Edmonton Oilers clinched the playoffs on Tuesday.
Edmonton will be heading to the postseason for the first time since 2006. The Oilers have endured a lengthy rebuilding process that involved plenty of false starts. Their fate really started to turn around last season though with the selection of Connor McDavid with the first overall pick. McDavid wasn't the first top pick the Oilers have had in recent years, but he's a generational talent they could build around - and that's what they've done as the Oilers have gotten tougher and improved defensively to finally become a playoff-bound team. Mar 29 - 10:24 AM

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The Edmonton Oilers power play has eight goals in their last eight games.

The Oilers have been finding the net at a pace reminiscent of the 1980's as they have scored seven times in each of the last two games and were three-of-six on the power play last game. The Oilers are flying so get your Edmonton players into your lineup ASAP!
Mar 18 - 8:08 AM

Do not be surprised if the Oilers trade for a backup netminder by Wednesday's NHL trade deadline.

The Oilers are comfortable with Cam Talbot as their starter but he has already played 55 games and the month of February is still not done. Laurent Brossoit has some talent but the Oilers need a veteran to take some heat off Talbot during the remainder of the regular season. Stay tuned.
Feb 26 - 8:44 AM

Todd McLellan was not at all pleased with the effort of the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday.

The Oilers were totally outplayed and outworked by the Columbus Blue Jackets as the Jackets increased their winning streak to 16 games. We didn’t even come close to their pace or their tenacity or their relentlessness," McLellan said. "We weren’t anywhere near it." The score was not indicative of the play as Cam Talbot was outstanding in the Edmonton net. The Oilers have a lot of talent and it remains to be seen if they can learn how to compete better after seeing a terrific Columbus team dismantle them.
Jan 4 - 8:17 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have found success in one-goal games this season.

Edmonton is 8-4-6 in one-goal contests in 2016-17. It's one of the main reasons that the Oilers have taken a step forward this season as they posted a 14-16-8 record in one-goal games in 2015-16, which put them in 29th place in terms of winning percentage. Edmonton has also done a good job of holding a lead as the squad is 12-1-1 when leading after 40 minutes.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 09:31:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers have a chance to enter the Christmas break at the top of the Pacific Division standings.

Edmonton is tied with San Jose at 41 points and the two squads will play each other Friday night. Whether or not Edmonton wins that game, the fact that the Oilers are even in this position is a huge step forward for the franchise. In 2015-16 they entered the Christmas break with a 15-18-2 record and didn't reach the 41-point mark until Jan. 16.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Edmonton's win over Arizona on Wednesday ended the Coyotes' long run of uninterrupted success over the Oilers.

Since Jan. 25, 2011, the Arizona Coyotes had gone 21-0-4 against Edmonton. Now at least the Oilers don't have that prolonged slump hanging over their heads every time they play. Edmonton also recently won in St. Louis for just the second time in the span of 12 games.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:56:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers are 8-4-2 on the road but only 5-6-0 at home.

That is quite a difference and for most teams it is the exact opposite as they are good when it comes to the confides of home and inconsistent on the road. The Oilers moved into the new Rogers Centre to start the season and the unfamiliarity of the new rink could be a reason, or perhaps they have just played better on the road.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:39:00 AM

Oilers coach Todd McLellan feels the Oilers players have been trying to rely too much on Connor McDavid.

"Sometimes we’re a team that gets watching 97 and we may let ourselves off the hook if players on the second or third line are getting chances but not scoring because we’ll say, ‘That’s OK, Connor will get it done.’ Others have to pick up the slack. I’m not worried about 97, I’m worried about others," said McLellan. "It’s an honest trait to look at Connor. But we can’t just think Connor will get it done if we’re trailing. We’re fighting that a bit right now. We expect others to pick up their socks." Edmonton got off to a strong 7-1-0 start, but the Oilers are 9-7-1 now and have dropped their last four contests. They'll try to get back on track Thursday against Los Angeles.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 06:39:00 AM

It looks like we'll have our Heritage Classic between the Oilers and Jets after all with puck drop at 3:50 Central.

There was a worry that the game may get nixed due to good weather, of all things. But fortunately the sun glare that's delayed the game is expected to subside enough to play.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Colin Campbell said that the last possible start time for Sunday's Heritage Classic between the Oilers and Jets is 3:53 Central.

Well, that's an oddly specific time but it is what it is. The game has been delayed off it's scheduled 3PM Central start due to sun glare. Stay tuned.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:53:00 PM

The start of Sunday's Heritage Classic between the Oilers and Jets has been delayed.

No word just yet how long the game will be delayed for, but we do know it's due to sun glare. Stay tuned.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:24:00 PM

With the sun breaking through and the ice crew covering the Heritage Classic ice with a blanket, Sunday's Oilers-Jets match be delayed according to Darren Dreger.

The game is slated to begin at 3PM EST, but now it's in doubt. No official word just yet, but be ready for a bit of extra time watching Heritage Classic today.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 12:26:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers need to take advantage of their relatively friendly October schedule.

Edmonton has nine games scheduled for October with six of them being played at home. Of the Oilers' three away games, none of them are major treks as Edmonton will be playing in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. Getting off to a good start is obviously something every team wants, but it seems particularly important for Edmonton this season given its schedule.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Keith Gretzky has been hired as Edmonton's new assistant GM.

Bill Scott, who had the role previously, will become Oilers Director of Salary Cap Management and Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations. Edmonton also named Kelly Buchberger as the Vice President of Player Development, while Duane Sutter has been promoted to Vice President of Player Personnel. Justin Mahe was promoted to Manager of Hockey Analysis among a few other moves to the Hockey Operations department.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Connor McDavid
2Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
3Drake Caggiula
4David Desharnais
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Patrick Maroon
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Hendricks
5Anton Slepyshev
6Jujhar Khaira
RW1Leon Draisaitl
2Jordan Eberle
3Zack Kassian
4Tyler Pitlick
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Andrej Sekera
2Oscar Klefbom
3Adam Larsson
4Kris Russell
5Darnell Nurse
6Matthew Benning
7Eric Gryba
G1Cam Talbot
2Laurent Brossoit