2009–10 Edmonton Oilers season

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2009–10 Edmonton Oilers
Division 5th Northwest
Conference 15th Western
2009–10 record 27–47–8
Home record 18–19–4
Road record 9–28–4
Goals for 214
Goals against 284
Team information
General Manager Steve Tambellini
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Ethan Moreau
Alternate captains Ales Hemsky
Shawn Horcoff
Sheldon Souray
Steve Staios (Oct-Mar)
Arena Rexall Place
Average attendance 16,839 (100%)
Minor league affiliations Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Dustin Penner (32)
Assists Dustin Penner (31)
Points Dustin Penner (63)
Penalties in minutes Zack Stortini (155)
Plus/minus Ales Hemsky (+7)
Ryan Whitney (+7)
Wins Jeff Deslauriers (16)
Goals against average Nikolai Khabibulin (3.03)
<2008–09 2010–11>

The 2009–10 Edmonton Oilers season was the team's 38th season of play, 31st as a member of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 2009-10 season was one of the worst in franchise history where the Oilers finished dead last in the NHL (30th out of 30 teams). The team finished with 62 points which was the 2nd lowest point total in franchise history (the lowest point total was 60 points obtained back in 1992-93). However, despite the misery endured that season, the Oilers were compensated on April 13, 2010, when they won the 2010 NHL Draft Lottery to pick first overall for the first time in franchise history.

The Oilers have missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season and have not appeared in a playoff game since Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Pre-season[edit]

  • On June 30, Oilers GM Steve Tambellini aggressively pursued disgruntled winger and sniper Dany Heatley who wanted a trade from the Ottawa Senators. A deal was in place that would have sent Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner, and Ladislav Smid to Ottawa. However, Heatley who had a no-movement clause rejected the trade. Tambellini would eventually give up pursuing Heatley. Heatley was eventually traded to the San Jose Sharks.
  • On September 10, former Oiler Mike Comrie signed a 1-year contract worth $1.125 million with the team that began his career. After a 6-year hiatus, Comrie was finally able to mend the fences with the Oilers faithful. This was shown in a game against the Florida Panthers when Comrie dropped the gloves against Eric Himelfarb. After the fight, the fans showed appreciation by chanting his name. The Oilers won that game 4-0.

Regular season[edit]

The Oilers allowed 278 goals (excluding 6 shootout goals), the most in the League.[2][3][4]

Divisional standings[edit]

Northwest Division[5]
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
2 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
3 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
4 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
5 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference[6]
R GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 11 264 215 113
2 y – Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 8 271 209 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 5 272 222 103
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 7 225 202 107
5 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 14 229 216 102
6 Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 9 241 219 101
7 Nashville Predators 82 47 29 6 225 225 100
8 Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 9 244 233 95
8.5
9 St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 10 225 223 90
10 Calgary Flames 82 40 32 10 204 210 90
11 Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 11 238 251 89
12 Dallas Stars 82 37 31 14 237 254 88
13 Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 8 219 246 84
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 15 216 259 79
15 Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 8 214 284 62

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Won conference (and division)

Schedule and results[edit]

2009–10 Game Log

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

Schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season
Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Deslauriers, JeffJeff Deslauriers 48 2798 16 28 4 152 3.26 1529 .901 3 0 3 8
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 18 1089 7 9 2 55 3.03 602 .909 0 0 0 4
Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk 19 1075 4 10 2 64 3.57 579 .889 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Oilers. Stats reflect time with Oilers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Oilers only.

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 7 seconds: A new Oilers record for fastest two goals in a game by Sheldon Souray (11:07) and Ales Hemsky (11:14) on November 23, 2009.

Milestones[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Nikolai Khabibulin 300th NHL Win October 6, 2009
Ales Hemsky 200th NHL PIM October 10, 2009
Taylor Chorney 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
October 12, 2009
Jean-Francois Jacques 1st NHL Assist
Zack Stortini 500th NHL PIM
Mike Comrie 400th NHL PIM October 19, 2009
Sam Gagner 100th NHL Point October 24, 2009
Robert Nilsson 200th NHL Game October 29, 2009
Ethan Moreau 800th NHL Game October 31, 2009
Ryan O'Marra 1st NHL Game November 10, 2009
Dean Arsene 1st NHL Game November 16, 2009
Jeff Deslauriers 1st NHL Shutout November 23, 2009
Tom Gilbert 200th NHL Game
Ales Hemsky 100th NHL Goal
Colin McDonald 1st NHL Game November 27, 2009
Devan Dubnyk 1st NHL Game November 28, 2009
Colin McDonald 1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
Ryan O'Marra 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Zack Stortini 1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick December 9, 2009
Robert Nilsson 100th NHL Point December 11, 2009
Jean-Francois Jacques 100th NHL PIM December 15, 2009
Andrew Cogliano 200th NHL Game December 21, 2009
Sheldon Souray 1,000th NHL PIM
Denis Grebeshkov 200th NHL Game December 23, 2009
Dustin Penner 300th NHL Game December 28, 2009
Steve Staios 1,200th NHL PIM
Shawn Horcoff 600th NHL Game January 7, 2010
Patrick O'Sullivan 100th NHL PIM
Sam Gagner 200th NHL Game January 14, 2010
Sam Gagner 100th NHL PIM January 16, 2010
Denis Grebeshkov 100th NHL PIM January 20, 2010
Jean-Francois Jacques 100th NHL Game January 22, 2010
Jason Strudwick 600th NHL Game January 26, 2010
Gilbert Brule 200th NHL Game January 30, 2010
Shawn Horcoff 400th NHL PIM February 1, 2010
Alex Plante 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
Dustin Penner 200th NHL PIM February 3, 2010
Zack Stortini 200th NHL Game
Lubmoir Visnovsky 600th NHL Game February 4, 2010
Theo Peckham 1st NHL Assist
1st NHL Point
March 2, 2010
Johan Motin 1st NHL Game March 3, 2010
Zack Stortini 600th NHL PIM March 5, 2010
Ryan Potulny 100th NHL Game March 7, 2010
Andrew Cogliano 100th NHL Point March 13, 2010
Gilbert Brule
Theo Peckham
100th NHL PIM March 15, 2010
Devan Dubnyk 1st NHL Win March 19, 2010
Tom Gilbert 100th NHL Point March 21, 2010
Dustin Penner 100th NHL Goal
Ryan Whitney 300th NHL PIM March 26, 2010
Charles Linglet 1st NHL Game April 2, 2010
Fernando Pisani 400th NHL Game April 7, 2010

Transactions[edit]

The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2009–10 season.

Final roster[edit]

Updated April 15, 2010.[42]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 Canada Arsene, DeanDean Arsene D L 29 2009 Murrayville, British Columbia
67 Canada Brule, GilbertGilbert Brule C R 23 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
41 United States Chorney, TaylorTaylor Chorney D L 22 2005 Thunder Bay, Ontario
13 Canada Cogliano, AndrewAndrew Cogliano C L 22 2005 Toronto, Ontario
91 Canada Comrie, MikeMike Comrie C L 29 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
38 Canada Deslauriers, JeffJeff Deslauriers G R 25 2002 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
40 Canada Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk G L 23 2004 Calgary, Alberta
89 Canada Gagner, SamSam Gagner C R 20 2007 London, Ontario
77 United States Gilbert, TomTom Gilbert D R 27 2004 Minneapolis, Minnesota
83 Czech Republic Hemsky, AlesAles Hemsky (A) RW R 26 2001 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
10 Canada Horcoff, ShawnShawn Horcoff (A) C L 31 1998 Trail, British Columbia
22 Canada Jacques, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Jacques LW L 24 2003 Terrebonne, Quebec
2 Canada Johnson, AaronAaron Johnson D L 26 2010 Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
28 Canada Jones, RyanRyan Jones LW R 25 2010 Chatham, Ontario
35 Russia Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G L 37 2009 Sverdlovsk, Soviet Union
36 Canada Linglet, CharlesCharles Linglet LW L 27 2010 Montreal, Quebec
18 Canada Moreau, EthanEthan Moreau (C) LW L 34 1999 Huntsville, Ontario
12 Sweden Nilsson, RobertRobert Nilsson LW L 25 2007 Calgary, Alberta
19 United States O'Sullivan, PatrickPatrick O'Sullivan C L 25 2009 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
49 Canada Peckham, TheoTheo Peckham D L 22 2006 Richmond Hill, Ontario
27 Canada Penner, DustinDustin Penner LW L 27 2007 Winkler, Manitoba
34 Canada Pisani, FernandoFernando Pisani RW L 33 1996 Edmonton, Alberta
16 United States Potulny, RyanRyan Potulny C L 25 2008 Grand Forks, North Dakota
78 Canada Pouliot, Marc-AntoineMarc-Antoine Pouliot C R 24 2003 Quebec City, Quebec
5 Czech Republic Smid, LadislavLadislav Smid D L 24 2006 Frydlant, Czechoslovakia
44 Canada Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray (A) D L 33 2007 Elk Point, Alberta
32 Canada Stone, RyanRyan Stone C L 25 2009 Calgary, Alberta
46 Canada Stortini, ZackZack Stortini RW R 24 2003 Elliot Lake, Ontario
43 Canada Strudwick, JasonJason Strudwick D L 34 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
6 United States Whitney, RyanRyan Whitney D L 27 2010 Scituate, Massachusetts

Draft picks[edit]

Edmonton's picks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson (LW)  Sweden Timrå IK (Elitserien)
2 40 Anton Lander (C)  Sweden Timrå IK (Elitserien)
3 71 Troy Hesketh (D)  United States Minnetonka High School (United States High School)
3 82 (from Philadelphia) Cameron Abney (RW)  Canada Everett Silvertips (Western Hockey League)
4 99 (from Dallas via Tampa Bay and Minnesota) Kyle Bigos (D)  United States Vernon Vipers (British Columbia Hockey League)
4 101 Toni Rajala (RW)  Finland Ilves (SM-liiga)
5 133 (from Minnesota) Olivier Roy (G)  Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oilers name Pat Quinn head coach; Tom Renney joins club as associate coach
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2010_games.html
  4. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/EDM/2010_games.html
  5. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  6. ^ "2009–2010 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. 
  7. ^ Oilers acquire two picks for Kyle Brodziak
  8. ^ Oilers acquire conditional draft choice from New Jersey
  9. ^ Oilers acquire draft pick
  10. ^ Oilers acquire Matt Marquardt
  11. ^ Oilers acquire Ryan Whitney
  12. ^ Oilers acquire Johnson from Flames
  13. ^ Oilers land Nikolai Khabibulin
  14. ^ Oilers sign pair
  15. ^ Oilers sign pair
  16. ^ Oilers ink trio
  17. ^ Oilers sign Comrie
  18. ^ Islanders Sign Veteran G Roloson
  19. ^ B's Sign Fata and Sabourin
  20. ^ Rangers agree to terms with Kotalik
  21. ^ Blue Jackets Sign D Mathieu Roy
  22. ^ Oilers claim Ryan Jones
  23. ^ SCHREMP CLAIMED OFF WAIVERS
  24. ^ Panthers Claim LW Steve MacIntyre From Edmonton
  25. ^ Oilers sign Motin to entry level contract
  26. ^ Oilers sign Alex Plante to entry-level contract
  27. ^ Oilers sign Milan Kytnar to entry-level contract
  28. ^ Strudwick re-signs with Oilers
  29. ^ Oilers ink trio
  30. ^ Oilers ink trio
  31. ^ Oilers bolster blueline
  32. ^ Oilers sign Reddox and Potulny
  33. ^ Oilers sign Reddox and Potulny
  34. ^ Oilers sign Ladislav Smid, Gilbert Brule & Ryan Stone
  35. ^ Oilers sign Ladislav Smid, Gilbert Brule & Ryan Stone
  36. ^ Oilers sign Ladislav Smid, Gilbert Brule & Ryan Stone
  37. ^ Oilers agree to terms with Rob Schremp
  38. ^ Petry signs entry level contract
  39. ^ Oilers sign & recall Charles Linglet
  40. ^ Omark signs Entry Level Contract
  41. ^ Chris Vande Velde signs NHL Entry Level contract
  42. ^ "Edmonton Oilers - Team - Roster". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved 2010-03-31.