1997-98 Edmonton Oilers Roster and Statistics

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Record: 35-37-10 (80 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ron Low (35-37-10)

Goals For: 215 (15th of 26), Goals Against: 224 (16th of 26)
SRS: -0.13 (17th of 26), SOS: -0.02 (19th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Dallas Stars
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3) versus Colorado Avalanche

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Edmonton Oilers 82 35 37 10 80 .488 215 224 -0.13 -0.02 5.35 77 483 15.94 66 406 83.74 10 11
League Average 82 34 35 13 81 .493 215 218 -0.04 0.00 5.28 57 380 14.98 58 382 84.83 10 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
7 Jason Arnott RW 23 6-5 220 R/- 4 October 11, 1974 5 G, 13 A, 18 P
55 Drew Bannister D 23 6-2 198 R/- 2 September 4, 1974 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
21 Ladislav Benysek D 22 6-2 190 L/- R March 24, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
15 Drake Berehowsky D 26 6-2 225 R/- 6 January 3, 1972 1 G, 6 A, 7 P
36 Dennis Bonvie RW 24 5-11 205 R/- 2 July 23, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
29 Jason Bowen D 24 6-4 220 L/- 5 November 9, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
23 Sean Brown D 21 6-3 215 L/- 1 November 5, 1976 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
16 Kelly Buchberger RW 31 6-2 210 L/- 10 December 2, 1966 6 G, 17 A, 23 P
5 Greg de Vries D 25 6-2 205 L/- 2 January 4, 1973 7 G, 4 A, 11 P
19 Boyd Devereaux C 19 6-2 195 L/- R April 16, 1978 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
6 Bobby Dollas D 33 6-2 212 L/- 12 January 31, 1965 2 G, 5 A, 7 P
30 Bob Essensa G 33 6-0 190 -/L 7 January 14, 1965 6-6-1, 2.55 GAA
40 Scott Ferguson D 25 6-1 195 L/- R January 6, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
18 Scott Fraser RW 25 6-1 178 R/- 1 May 3, 1972 12 G, 11 A, 23 P
8 Doug Friedman LW 26 6-1 200 L/- R September 1, 1971 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
25 Mike Grier RW 23 6-1 224 R/- 1 January 5, 1975 9 G, 6 A, 15 P
9 Bill Guerin RW 27 6-2 220 R/- 6 November 9, 1970 13 G, 16 A, 29 P
22 Roman Hamrlik D 23 6-2 206 L/- 5 April 12, 1974 6 G, 20 A, 26 P
20 Tony Hrkac C 31 5-10 190 L/- 6 July 7, 1966 8 G, 11 A, 19 P
28 Bill Huard LW 30 6-1 215 L/- 5 June 24, 1967 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
15 Joe Hulbig LW 24 6-4 215 L/- 1 September 29, 1973 2 G, 2 A, 4 P
31 Curtis Joseph G 30 5-11 193 -/L 8 April 29, 1967 29-31-9, 2.63 GAA
10 Steve Kelly C 21 6-2 205 L/- 1 October 26, 1976 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
51 Andrei Kovalenko RW 27 5-10 200 L/- 5 June 7, 1970 6 G, 17 A, 23 P
27 Georges Laraque RW 21 6-3 253 R/- R December 7, 1976 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
14 Mats Lindgren C 23 6-2 202 L/- 1 October 1, 1974 13 G, 13 A, 26 P
4 Kevin Lowe D 38 6-2 200 L/- 18 April 15, 1959 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
26 Todd Marchant LW 24 5-10 179 L/- 4 August 12, 1973 14 G, 21 A, 35 P
24 Bryan Marchment D 28 6-1 200 L/- 9 May 1, 1969 0 G, 4 A, 4 P
37 Dean McAmmond LW 24 5-11 195 L/- 5 June 15, 1973 19 G, 31 A, 50 P
23 Dan McGillis D 25 6-3 220 L/- 1 July 1, 1972 10 G, 15 A, 25 P
32 Craig Millar D 21 6-2 212 L/- 1 July 12, 1976 4 G, 0 A, 4 P
2 Boris Mironov D 25 6-3 223 R/- 4 March 21, 1972 16 G, 30 A, 46 P
6 Bryan Muir D 24 6-3 224 L/- 1 June 8, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
14 Rem Murray C 25 6-2 200 L/- 1 October 9, 1972 9 G, 9 A, 18 P
8 Frantisek Musil D 33 6-3 215 L/- 11 December 17, 1964 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
24 Janne Niinimaa D 22 6-1 220 L/- 1 May 22, 1975 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
38 Terran Sandwith D 25 6-4 210 L/- R April 17, 1972 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
94 Ryan Smyth LW 21 6-1 192 L/- 3 February 21, 1976 20 G, 13 A, 33 P
9 Mike Watt C 21 6-2 212 L/- R March 31, 1976 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
39 Doug Weight C 27 5-11 202 L/- 6 January 21, 1971 26 G, 44 A, 70 P
8 Ray Whitney LW 25 5-10 180 R/- 6 May 8, 1972 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
21 Valeri Zelepukin LW 29 6-1 200 L/- 6 September 17, 1968 2 G, 10 A, 12 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Doug Weight C 27 79 26 44 70 27 1 69 17 9 0 4 23 20 1 205 12.7 0 0:00 7.1 1.2 8.3
2 Dean McAmmond LW 24 77 19 31 50 19 9 46 11 8 0 3 19 12 0 128 14.8 0 0:00 4.3 1.5 5.8
3 Boris Mironov D 25 81 16 30 46 17 -8 100 5 10 1 1 11 19 0 203 7.9 0 0:00 4.8 3.7 8.5
4 Todd Marchant LW 24 76 14 21 35 14 9 71 11 2 1 3 14 4 3 194 7.2 0 0:00 2.3 1.4 3.7
5 Ryan Smyth LW 21 65 20 13 33 15 -24 44 10 10 0 2 6 7 0 205 9.8 0 0:00 3.1 0.0 3.1
6 Bill Guerin RW 27 40 13 16 29 12 1 80 5 8 0 2 9 7 0 130 10.0 0 0:00 2.9 0.6 3.5
7 Mats Lindgren C 23 82 13 13 26 11 0 42 9 1 3 3 9 3 1 131 9.9 0 0:00 1.0 1.2 2.2
8 Roman Hamrlik D 23 41 6 20 26 9 3 48 1 4 1 3 7 13 0 112 5.4 0 0:00 2.5 2.4 4.9
9 Dan McGillis D 25 67 10 15 25 10 -17 74 5 5 0 3 8 7 0 119 8.4 0 0:00 2.3 2.2 4.5
10 Scott Fraser RW 25 29 12 11 23 10 6 6 6 6 0 2 4 7 0 61 19.7 0 0:00 2.6 0.6 3.2
11 Kelly Buchberger RW 31 82 6 17 23 8 -10 122 4 1 1 1 17 0 0 86 7.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.8 0.7
12 Andrei Kovalenko RW 27 59 6 17 23 8 -14 28 5 1 0 2 8 9 0 89 6.7 0 0:00 0.8 0.3 1.1
13 Tony Hrkac C 31 36 8 11 19 7 3 10 4 4 0 1 7 4 0 43 18.6 0 0:00 1.5 0.6 2.1
14 Rem Murray C 25 61 9 9 18 7 -9 39 5 2 2 0 6 3 0 59 15.3 0 0:00 0.5 0.5 1.0
15 Jason Arnott RW 23 35 5 13 18 6 -16 78 4 1 0 0 7 6 0 100 5.0 0 0:00 1.1 -0.1 1.0
16 Mike Grier RW 23 66 9 6 15 7 -3 73 8 1 0 1 6 0 0 90 10.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.8 0.8
17 Valeri Zelepukin LW 29 33 2 10 12 4 -2 57 2 0 0 0 6 4 0 47 4.3 0 0:00 0.2 0.4 0.6
18 Greg de Vries D 25 65 7 4 11 5 -17 80 6 1 0 0 3 0 1 53 13.2 0 0:00 0.5 2.1 2.6
19 Janne Niinimaa D 22 11 1 8 9 3 7 6 0 1 0 0 3 4 1 19 5.3 0 0:00 0.8 1.1 1.9
20 Bobby Dollas D 33 30 2 5 7 3 6 22 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 27 7.4 0 0:00 0.3 2.0 2.4
21 Drake Berehowsky D 26 67 1 6 7 2 1 169 0 1 0 1 5 1 0 58 1.7 0 0:00 -0.6 3.6 3.0
22 Boyd Devereaux C 19 38 1 4 5 2 -5 6 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 27 3.7 0 0:00 -0.8 0.4 -0.5
23 Craig Millar D 21 11 4 0 4 2 -3 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 40.0 0 0:00 0.6 0.3 1.0
24 Joe Hulbig LW 24 17 2 2 4 2 -1 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 8 25.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.2 0.2
25 Ray Whitney LW 25 9 1 3 4 1 -1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 19 5.3 0 0:00 0.2 0.1 0.3
26 Bryan Marchment D 28 27 0 4 4 1 -2 58 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 23 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 1.3 1.1
27 Frantisek Musil D 33 17 1 2 3 1 1 8 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 8 12.5 0 0:00 0.1 1.0 1.0
28 Mike Watt C 21 14 1 2 3 1 -4 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 14 7.1 0 0:00 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
29 Drew Bannister D 23 34 0 2 2 1 -7 42 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 27 0.0 0 0:00 -0.5 1.3 0.7
30 Curtis Joseph G 30 71 0 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 11.0
31 Steve Kelly C 21 19 0 2 2 1 -4 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0.0 0 0:00 -0.5 0.1 -0.4
32 Sean Brown D 21 18 0 1 1 0 -1 43 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0.0 0 0:00 -0.3 0.9 0.6
33 Bill Huard LW 30 30 0 1 1 0 -5 72 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 0.0 0 0:00 -1.0 0.2 -0.8
34 Ladislav Benysek D 22 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 -0.1
35 Dennis Bonvie RW 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
36 Jason Bowen D 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.2 0.1
37 Bob Essensa G 33 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 2.7
38 Scott Ferguson D 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.1
39 Doug Friedman LW 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 0:00 -0.6 0.2 -0.4
40 Georges Laraque RW 21 11 0 0 0 0 -4 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00 -0.4 0.0 -0.4
41 Kevin Lowe D 38 7 0 0 0 0 -3 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.1 0.0
42 Bryan Muir D 24 7 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.4 0.2
43 Terran Sandwith D 25 8 0 0 0 0 -4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
Team Total 82 215 345 560 -118 1680 128 77 10 35 2351 9.1 33.5 34.0 81.2

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Curtis Joseph G 30 71 29 31 9 181 1901 1720 .905 2.63 8 4132 102 -2.76 11.0
2 Bob Essensa G 33 16 6 6 1 35 404 369 .913 2.55 0 825 92 2.88 2.7
Team Total 82 35 37 10 216 2305 2089 .906 2.61 8 4957 13.7

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Doug Weight C 27 12 2 7 9 3 -4 14 0 2 0 1 26 7.7
2 Bill Guerin RW 27 12 7 1 8 4 -6 17 3 4 0 0 47 14.9
3 Boris Mironov D 25 12 3 3 6 3 -3 27 2 1 0 1 26 11.5
4 Roman Hamrlik D 23 12 0 6 6 2 -4 12 0 0 0 0 19 0.0
5 Dean McAmmond LW 24 12 1 4 5 2 0 12 1 0 0 0 22 4.5
6 Rem Murray C 25 11 1 4 5 2 -1 2 1 0 0 0 15 6.7
7 Mike Grier RW 23 12 2 2 4 2 4 13 2 0 0 1 14 14.3
8 Ryan Smyth LW 21 12 1 3 4 1 -2 16 0 1 0 0 24 4.2
9 Drake Berehowsky D 26 12 1 2 3 1 1 14 1 0 0 1 4 25.0
10 Kelly Buchberger RW 31 12 1 2 3 1 0 25 1 0 0 0 13 7.7
11 Valeri Zelepukin LW 29 8 1 2 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 8 12.5
12 Tony Hrkac C 31 12 0 3 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 11 0.0
13 Scott Fraser RW 25 11 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 5.9
14 Mats Lindgren C 23 12 1 1 2 1 0 10 1 0 0 0 16 6.3
15 Todd Marchant LW 24 12 1 1 2 1 0 10 1 0 0 0 17 5.9
16 Janne Niinimaa D 22 11 1 1 2 1 3 12 1 0 0 1 20 5.0
17 Greg de Vries D 25 7 0 0 0 0 -4 21 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
18 Bobby Dollas D 33 11 0 0 0 0 2 16 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
19 Bob Essensa G 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Bill Huard LW 30 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
21 Curtis Joseph G 30 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
22 Andrei Kovalenko RW 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
23 Kevin Lowe D 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
24 Frantisek Musil D 33 7 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 12 24 43 67 -8 241 16 8 0 5 316 7.6

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Curtis Joseph G 30 12 5 7 23 319 296 .928 1.93 3 716 85 4.09
2 Bob Essensa G 33 1 0 0 1 11 10 .909 2.22 0 27
Team Total 12 5 7 24 330 306 .927 1.94 3 743