The Edmonton Oilers kick off their season tonight at home against the Winnipeg Jets. They do so with their newly named captain(14th) Andrew Ferrence. He has exhibited great leadership from the day he stepped into the dressing room and has been a great asset to the community outside of the rink since his arrival. He’s homegrown and seems to be a perfect fit to help guide our youth.
Aside from Ference, the Oilers have added a number of new players to the lineup this season. More notably David Perron, Boyd Gordon and Jesse Joensuu up front. Anton Belov, Denis Grebeshkov on D and Labarbera to back-up / share the load with Devan Dubnyk. More recently the Oilers have also added Steve MacIntyre and Luke Gazdic to up the team toughness.