2012–13 Edmonton Oilers season
|2012–13 Edmonton Oilers|
|General Manager||Steve Tambellini 16-18-7
Craig MacTavish 3-4-0
|Alternate captains||Jordan Eberle (Jan–Apr)
Taylor Hall (Jan–Apr)
Ales Hemsky (Oct–Jan)
Nick Schultz (Jan–Apr)
Ryan Whitney (Oct–Jan)
|Average attendance||16,839 (100%)|
|Minor league affiliate(s)||Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
|Goals||Nail Yakupov (17)|
|Assists||Taylor Hall (34)|
|Points||Taylor Hall (50)|
|Penalties in minutes||Ladislav Smid (55)|
|Plus/minus||(+): Shawn Horcoff
Corey Potter (8)
Justin Schultz (−17)
|Wins||Devan Dubnyk (14)|
|Goals against average||Nikolai Khabibulin (2.54)|
The 2012–13 Edmonton Oilers season was the 34th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 41st season including their play in the World Hockey Association. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48, due to a lockout.
The Oilers finished the season with a sub-.500 record and failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the seventh year in a row.
- 1 Off-season
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Playoffs
- 4 Schedule and results
- 5 Player statistics
- 6 Awards and records
- 7 Transactions
- 8 Draft picks
- 9 Final roster
- 10 See also
- 11 References
The Edmonton Oilers have been embroiled in a controversy with the city of Edmonton over a new arena. Oilers owner Daryl Katz has threatened to move the team to Seattle if a new arena is not built, which was panned by fans and politicians.
In October 2012, Elections Alberta released campaign finance statements which showed Katz, his family and business partners donated substantial amounts of money to the Progressive Conservatives in the closing days of the 2012 Alberta general election. Katz says it was to prevent the Wildrose Party from taking power and did not have to do with the arena. Contributions from him totalled almost 20% of the total donations during the election campaign for the Progressive Conservatives. Opposition parties in Alberta have asked Elections Alberta to investigate the donations, alleging they were made to ensure the province would kick in 100 million dollars towards a new arena.
|1||y – Vancouver Canucks||48||26||15||7||21||127||121||+6||59|
|2||x – Minnesota Wild||48||26||19||3||22||122||127||−5||55|
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
|1||CE||p – Chicago Blackhawks||48||36||7||5||30||155||102||+53||77|
|2||PA||y – Anaheim Ducks||48||30||12||6||24||140||118||+22||66|
|3||NW||y – Vancouver Canucks||48||26||15||7||21||127||121||+6||59|
|4||CE||x – St. Louis Blues||48||29||17||2||24||129||115||+14||60|
|5||PA||x – Los Angeles Kings||48||27||16||5||25||133||118||+15||59|
|6||PA||x – San Jose Sharks||48||25||16||7||17||124||116||+8||57|
|7||CE||x – Detroit Red Wings||48||24||16||8||22||124||115||+9||56|
|8||NW||x – Minnesota Wild||48||26||19||3||22||122||127||−5||55|
|9||CE||Columbus Blue Jackets||48||24||17||7||19||120||119||+1||55|
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
For the seventh consecutive season, the Edmonton Oilers failed to qualify for the NHL Playoffs.
Schedule and results
|2013 Game Log|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
|Dubnyk, DevanDevan Dubnyk||38||37||2100:57||14||16||6||90||2.57||1132||.920||2||0||0||0|
|Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin||12||11||683:37||4||6||1||29||2.54||376||.923||1||0||0||0|
|Danis, YannYann Danis||3||0||110:15||1||0||0||7||3.82||59||.881||0||0||0||0|
†Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Oilers. Stats reflect time with the Oilers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record
Awards and records
|Hall, TaylorTaylor Hall||NHL 3rd Star of the Week||April 1, 2013|
|Yakupov, NailNail Yakupov||NHL Rookie of the Month||April 2013|
Taylor Hall was also third in the voting among left-wingers for All-Star voting. Alexander Ovechkin finished second, despite the fact that Ovechkin played only four games on the left wing, with the remainder being played at right wing, where he was voted to the First All-Star Team. This prompted Professional Hockey Writers' Association President Kevin Allen to state, "We are troubled by the All-Star voting results, and plan to take a closer look at the events that led to Ovechkin winning All-Star acclaim at two positions... We know we got this wrong, and our objective is to make sure it never happens again." 
- 23: Tied Oilers record for most shots on goal in the period (1st period) on February 16, 2013.
- 56: New Oilers record for most shots on goal in the game on February 16, 2013.
- 2:43: New Oilers record for fastest three goals from start of a game by Taylor Hall at 0:16, Ladislav Smid at 2:05, and Taylor Hall at 2:43 on March 30, 2013.
- 3:35: New Oilers record for fastest five goals by Justin Schultz at 13:17, Nail Yakupov at 14:16, Jordan Eberle at 14:37, Nail Yakupov at 15:47, and Jerred Smithson at 16:52 in the 3rd period on April 27, 2013.
- 7:53: New Oilers record for fastest hat-trick from start of a game by Taylor Hall on March 30, 2013.
|Justin Schultz||1st NHL Game||January 20, 2013|
|Nail Yakupov||1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
|January 22, 2013|
|Justin Schultz||1st NHL Assist||January 24, 2013|
|Taylor Hall||100th NHL Point||January 26, 2013|
|Eric Belanger||800th NHL Game||January 30, 2013|
|Nail Yakupov||1st NHL Assist||January 31, 2013|
|Mark Arcobello||1st NHL Game||February 6, 2013|
|Ryan Smyth||900th NHL PIM|
|Ben Eager||400th NHL Game||March 8, 2013|
|Shawn Horcoff||500th NHL PIM||March 25, 2013|
|Sam Gagner||400th NHL Game||March 30, 2013|
|Taylor Hall||3rd NHL Hat-trick|
|Ryan Whitney||1st NHL Gordie Howe hat trick||April 3, 2013|
|Nick Schultz||800th NHL Game||April 4, 2013|
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||100th NHL Game||April 13, 2013|
|Sam Gagner||200th NHL PIM||April 16, 2013|
|Corey Potter||100th NHL Game||April 21, 2013|
|Nail Yakupov||1st NHL Hat-trick||April 27, 2013|
The Oilers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.