List of Edmonton Oilers seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Edmonton Oilers professional ice hockey club. This list documents the records and playoff results of the Oilers’ 49-year history in both the World Hockey Association (WHA) and later, the National Hockey League (NHL).

Wikipedia list article

The Edmonton Oilers began as a charter member of the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972, and were known as the Alberta Oilers for their first season after their Calgary counterparts were unable to play.[1] The Oilers were a middle of the road team, failing to win a single playoff series until their seventh, and final, season in the WHA. In that last year, the Oilers lost to the (Jets) in the last Avco World Trophy final.[2]

In 1979, the Oilers, along with the Jets, the Hartford Whalers and the Quebec Nordiques joined the NHL following the dissolution of the WHA. They would quickly find success, first by shocking the Montreal Canadiens in 1980–81, then by finishing atop the Smythe Division each of the next five years. After falling to the New York Islanders in their first Stanley Cup final in 1982–83, the Oilers would achieve what is generally regarded as the last dynasty in NHL history by capturing five Stanley Cups in seven years between 1984 and 1990.[3]

The Oilers have not since been able to duplicate that level of success since, however, they did capture their seventh Conference title in 2005–06. Their run took them to the seventh game of the Stanley Cup final, which they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes.[4]

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Avco World Trophy champions Division or regular season Champions League Leader

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season Team GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs Reference
1972–73 1972–73 78 38 37 3 79 269 256 1134 4th, West Did not qualify [5]
1973–74 1973–74 78 38 37 3 79 268 269 1273 3rd, West Lost in Western Division Semi-Finals, 1–4 (Fighting Saints) [6]
1974–75 1974–75 78 36 38 4 76 279 279 896 5th, Canadian Did not qualify [7]
1975–76 1975–76 81 27 49 5 59 268 345 991 4th, Canadian Lost in Quarter-Finals, 0–4 (Jets) [8]
1976–77 1976–77 81 34 43 4 72 243 304 1319 4th, West Lost in Western Division Semi-Finals, 1–4 (Aeros) [9]
1977–78 1977–78 80 38 39 3 79 309 307 1296 5th, WHA Lost in Quarter-Finals, 1–4 (Whalers) [10]
1978–79 1978–79 80 48 30 2 98 340 266 1220 1st, WHA Won in Semi-Finals, 4–3 (Whalers)
Lost in Avco Cup Finals, 2–4 (Jets)
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Reg. season 556 264 266 26 554 2030 2026 7838
Playoffs 32 9 23 All-time series record: 1–5
Totals 588 273 289 26

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