2004–05 Edmonton Oilers season

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2004–05 Edmonton Oilers
Team information
General Manager Kevin Lowe
Coach Craig MacTavish
Captain Jason Smith
Alternate captains Ethan Moreau
Ryan Smyth
Arena Rexall Place
Minor league affiliate(s) Edmonton Road Runners (AHL)
Greenville Grrrowl (ECHL)

The 2004–05 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 26th season in the NHL, however, the 2004–05 NHL lockout, which began a day after the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, cancelled the playing of any games.

Edmonton Roadrunners[edit]

With the NHL season wiped out, the Oilers would move their AHL team, the Toronto Roadrunners, to Edmonton, rename the club the Edmonton Roadrunners, and they played out of Rexall Place. The Roadrunners would finish with the 3rd highest attendance figure in the league, averaging 8854 fans per game.

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 26, 2004 To Phoenix Coyotes
Jason Chimera
*3rd round pick in 2004 - Billy Ryan
To Edmonton Oilers
2nd round pick in 2004 - Geoff Paukovich
4th round pick in 2004 - Liam Reddox

*Later traded to the New York Rangers

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team Contract Terms
F Toby Petersen Pittsburgh Penguins 2 years, $0.9 million
D Rick Mrozik Calgary Flames 1 year,
F Todd Harvey San Jose Sharks 2 years, $1.37 million
Player New Team
G Adam Hauser Los Angeles Kings
D Bobby Allen Boston Bruins
F Petr Nedved Phoenix Coyotes

Draft picks[edit]

Edmonton's draft picks at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Devan Dubnyk  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
1 25 Rob Schremp  United States London Knights (OHL)
2 44 Roman Tesliuk  Russia Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
2 57 Geoff Paukovich  United States US National Under-18 team (USA)
4 112 Liam Reddox  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
5 146 Bryan Young  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
6 177 Max Gordichuk  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
7 208 Stéphane Goulet  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
8 242 Tyler Spurgeon  Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
9 274 Bjorn Bjurling  Sweden Djurgårdens IF (SEL)
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