Today we rank the top 10 Edmonton Oilers of All Time.
10) Esa Tikkanen
Tikkanen scored numerous highlight-reel goals during his tenure with the club and managed to rack up a respectable 436 points in just 522 games during his time there.
9) Doug Weight
Weight enjoyed his best years as a member of the Oilers and put up an impressive 577 points while with the club, including a career-high 104 in 1995-96.
8) Ryan Smythe
Maybe the most popular Oiler outside of Gretzky and Messier, he gave his heart and soul to the Oilers. Smythe topped the 30 goal mark on three separate occasions with the club and his 551 career points put him 7th on the list of all-time Oilers scoring leaders.
7) Glen Anderson
Anderson is one of just a handful of players with more than 200 career playoff points and made a habit of scoring playoff overtime goals during his days with the team.
6) Kevin Lowe
Lowe was a rock on the blueline for all five of the Oilers’ Stanley Cups, and even put up some decent numbers, potting nearly 400 points during his time there. Lowe was the tough man on those great Oilers teams and he did the majority of the dirty work.
5) Jari Kurri
Kurri was an all-time sniper in the NHL scoring 50+ goals in four straight seasons, including a whopping 71 in 1984-85. Many people attribute his success to being Gretzky’s wingman but just look at his stats in the year following Gretzky’s trade to the Kings – 44 goals, 58 assists for 102 points – a 9 point increase from the year before.
4) Grant Fuhr
Fuhr’s numbers may not be as impressive as some of his contemporaries but in the clutch, nobody was better. He had a knack for turning away 2 on 1’s in high-pressure situations.
3) Paul Coffey
Coffey was one of the greatest offensive defensemen in NHL history, Coffey may have been the fastest skater in hockey history.
2) Mark Messier
Messier spent most of his time in Edmonton playing second fiddle to the “Great One” but Messier was an all-time great player. Messier topped 100 points on five separate occasions with the Oilers, earning a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Hart Trophy during his tenure.
1) Wayne Gretzky
Number one is easy as he is simply the GOAT when it comes to the NHL. Gtrezky while playing for the Oilers won 4 Stanley Cups, 2 Conn Smythe Trophies, 7 Art Ross Trophies, and 8 Hart Trophies. He was the most prolific scorer in NHL history.