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EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers chose defenseman Andrew Ference their new team captain on Sunday, making him the 14th in franchise history. The 34-year-old Ference is entering his 14th NHL season and his first with the Oilers. Drafted in the eighth round of the 1997 draft, Ference has 37 goals, 156 assists and 645 penalty minutes in 760 career games. The Edmonton native has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, and Boston Bruins throughout his NHL career. He helped Boston to its sixth Stanley Cup championship in 2011. Ference also served as an alternate captain with the Bruins for the past two seasons. Filed under: Headlines, NHL, The Associated Press
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The Edmonton Oilers, who previously named Andrew Ference as their captain, has announced today via Twitter that they have named six players as alternate captains for the upcoming season. For those of you who are wondering, this is not a typo. The alternate captains are Jordan Eberle, Sam Gagner, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nick Schultz, and Ryan Smyth.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was...
The Edmonton Oilers chose defenseman Andrew Ference their new team captain on Sunday, making him the 14th in franchise history.
The 34-year-old Ference is entering his 14th NHL season and his first with the Oilers.
Drafted in the eighth round of the 1997 draft, Ference has 37 goals, 156 assists and 645 penalty minutes in 760 career games.
The Edmonton native has played for the...
photo via www.stamfordadvocate.comWhen Andrew Ference left the Bruins this offseason for the Edmonton Oilers, it was bitter sweet for him. He left a city where he was not only a fan favorite on the ice, but also off the ice, oftentimes seen riding his bike to Bruins practices, games, and always getting involved in the community. But he left for his hometown Oilers, a team he grew...
The Edmonton Oilers are heading into the season with a lot of familiar faces.
Yet it's the new guys who may make the difference between a playoff berth and another early golf season.
General manager Craig MacTavish went about trying to supplement his roster this off-season looking to provide support to his young up-and-coming stars.
He gained secondary scoring by trading for...
After signing with the Oilers two months ago as a free agent, Andrew Ference has been named the 14th captain in franchise history.
While Edmonton is certainly happy with the 34-year-old leading their young team, Ference’s former club is also glad to hear the news. Claude Julien thought the veteran defenseman had an opportunity to become a captain once he signed with the Oilers...
The Edmonton Oilers have named six alternate captains two days after naming Andrew Ference to the top job.
The alternates are:
To the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism of which I’m an occasional member this makes no sense.
The Edmonton Oilers have gone from 33-to-1 on June 25 to 25-to-1 on Sept. 1 to 20-to-1 to win the Stanley Cup on bodog.ca the eve of the NHL season.
The Oilers will start the season with a 37-year-old who looked like he was pretty much done last year playing on the first line. They have...
By Nick Tranfaglia of TiqIQ,
The Edmonton Oilers have fallen off the radar since 2006 when they were the Western Conference champions. However, former Oilers player and head coach Craig MacTavish, who brought Edmonton to the Stanley Cup final seven years ago, is back in town as the team’s new general manager. He is hoping to bring winning hockey back to Rexall Place, and the...
First-year head coach Dallas Eakins trots through life to his own double-time cadence and carrying his own clean slate which is precisely how the Oilers want it.
This being Edmonton a sort of hockey Brigadoon where the 1980s glory days live forever Oilers Standard Time can take over which is understandable.
On Monday for example while the all-business Eakins put his club through...
When Sam Gagner was forced to undergo surgery to repair a broken jaw — an unnecessary unfortunate turn of events caused by the stick-wielding Zack Kassian of the Vancouver Canucks — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins did not alter his timeline.
He will continue to practise with the team and he’ll put in the necessary off-ice work to further strengthen his surgically repaired shoulder but...
Gene Principe of Sportsnet and Dallas Eakins hit the streets of Edmonton on bikes to talk hockey and the Hockey Central panel discusses the 213-14 Edmonton Oilers.
The Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets own the NHL's two longest active postseason droughts.
They hope their first seasons in different divisions will help bring them better fortune.
Edmonton hosts Winnipeg on Tuesday night in both clubs' openers.
The Oilers have suffered through a seven-year playoff drought - the longest in the league - after losing Game 7 of the 2006...
With the departure of Andrew Ference left a question in the minds of Bruins fans:
Who will wear Ference's A?
Well that question has been answered!
Coach said David Krejci has been given the other "A" for the season; will alternate with Chris Kelly ^CS
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 1, 2013
There you go. David Krejci will wear Ference...
Atlantic Division is going to be so bizarre this season. There are four teams within like eight minutes of each other. Then there are two teams in Florida.
(In order of predicted finish)
1. Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings are a new addition to the Eastern Conference and will be a thorn in the side of every team. You can almost guarantee one playoff spot will...