1997-98 Edmonton Oilers Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

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

Height of bar is margin of victory  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

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 35 35 13 82 .500 216 216 0.00 0.00 5.28 57 380 15.08 57 380 84.92 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 -0.1 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 0.8 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 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 0.5 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 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 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 0.2 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 0.5 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 0.8 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 0.3 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 -0.6 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 -0.8 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 0.6 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 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 0.2 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 -0.2 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 0.1 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 -0.1 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 -0.5 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 11.0
31 Steve Kelly C 21 19 0 2 2 1 -4 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0.0 -0.5 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 -0.3 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 -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 0.0 -0.1
35 Dennis Bonvie RW 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 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 -0.1 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 2.7
38 Scott Ferguson D 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 -0.6 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 -0.4 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 -0.1 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 -0.1 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 -0.2 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