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2016/17 Oilers Schedule Released: Seasons kicks off at home, versus Calgary, on October 12

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Mark your calendar accordingly.

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Yesterday we learned that the first home game of the Oilers 2016/17 season, and the first actual game in the team’s new arena (sorry, preseason games don’t count), will be played on October 12 against the Calgary Flames. Of course the Flames should have also been in town when the Oilers played their last game in Rexall Place, but that’s in the past, at least the NHL got this one right.

In addition to the home opener, we also learned yesterday that the Oilers would return the favour two nights later by visiting Calgary to play in their home opener. That was all we were told though; just 2.43% of the total schedule was released. For some reason the rest of the schedule announcement was delayed for a day. Perhaps the idea was some sort of bizarre attempt to build anticipation. That seems completely insane to me but this is the NHL we’re talking about, anything is possible with the people in charge of this league.

Either way, a day has now passed or we have at our disposal the complete 82 games schedule which you can find in the handy table below. A couple quick notes.

  • The longest road trip of the season, at least in terms of games played, is the six game trip that starts February 18 in Chicago and ends in St. Louis on the 28th.
  • That trip is followed immediately by the teams longest home stand, eight games, that sees the Oilers not go back out on the road until March 23.
  • For the Hockey Night in Canada crowd, the Oilers don't host a Saturday night game until December 3 against the Ducks. They have two more Saturday night games in December and then an additional six in 2017.
  • The Oilers play on back-to-back night a total of ten times this season: seven times on the road, once at home, an twice the games are a home/road combination.
Date Visitor Home Time (MT)
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 Flames Oilers 8:00 PM
Friday, 14 October 2016 Oilers Flames 7:00 PM
Sunday, 16 October 2016 Sabres Oilers 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 Hurricanes Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 20 October 2016 Blues Oilers 7:00 PM
Sunday, 23 October 2016 Oilers Jets 1:00 PM
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Capitals Oilers 7:30 PM
Friday, 28 October 2016 Oilers Canucks 8:00 PM
Sunday, 30 October 2016 Senators Oilers 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 Oilers Maple Leafs 5:30 PM
Thursday, 3 November 2016 Oilers Rangers 5:00 PM
Saturday, 5 November 2016 Oilers Islanders 5:00 PM
Sunday, 6 November 2016 Oilers Red Wings 3:00 PM
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 Oilers Penguins 5:00 PM
Friday, 11 November 2016 Stars Oilers 7:00 PM
Sunday, 13 November 2016 Rangers Oilers 7:30 PM
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 Oilers Ducks 8:00 PM
Thursday, 17 November 2016 Oilers Kings 8:30 PM
Saturday, 19 November 2016 Oilers Stars 5:00 PM
Monday, 21 November 2016 Blackhawks Oilers 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 Oilers Avalanche 8:00 PM
Friday, 25 November 2016 Oilers Coyotes 7:00 PM
Sunday, 27 November 2016 Coyotes Oilers 1:00 PM
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Maple Leafs Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 1 December 2016 Oilers Jets 6:00 PM
Saturday, 3 December 2016 Ducks Oilers 8:00 PM
Sunday, 4 December 2016 Wild Oilers 7:30 PM
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 Oilers Sabres 5:00 PM
Thursday, 8 December 2016 Oilers Flyers 5:00 PM
Friday, 9 December 2016 Oilers Wild 6:00 PM
Sunday, 11 December 2016 Jets Oilers 7:30 PM
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 Blue Jackets Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 17 December 2016 Lightning Oilers 8:00 PM
Monday, 19 December 2016 Oilers Blues 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Oilers Coyotes 7:30 PM
Friday, 23 December 2016 Oilers Sharks 8:30 PM
Thursday, 29 December 2016 Kings Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 31 December 2016 Canucks Oilers 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 3 January 2017 Oilers Blue Jackets 5:00 PM
Thursday, 5 January 2017 Oilers Bruins 5:00 PM
Saturday, 7 January 2017 Oilers Devils 5:00 PM
Sunday, 8 January 2017 Oilers Senators 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 Sharks Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 12 January 2017 Devils Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 14 January 2017 Flames Oilers 8:00 PM
Monday, 16 January 2017 Coyotes Oilers 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 Panthers Oilers 7:30 PM
Friday, 20 January 2017 Predators Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 21 January 2017 Oilers Flames 8:00 PM
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 Oilers Ducks 8:00 PM
Thursday, 26 January 2017 Oilers Sharks 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Wild Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 2 February 2017 Oilers Predators 6:00 PM
Friday, 3 February 2017 Oilers Hurricanes 5:30 PM
Sunday, 5 February 2017 Oilers Canadiens 11:00 AM
Saturday, 11 February 2017 Blackhawks Oilers 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 Coyotes Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 16 February 2017 Flyers Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 18 February 2017 Oilers Blackhawks 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Oilers Lightning 5:30 PM
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 Oilers Panthers 5:30 PM
Friday, 24 February 2017 Oilers Capitals 5:00 PM
Sunday, 26 February 2017 Oilers Predators 3:00 PM
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Oilers Blues 6:00 PM
Saturday, 4 March 2017 Red Wings Oilers 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Islanders Oilers 7:00 PM
Friday, 10 March 2017 Penguins Oilers 7:00 PM
Sunday, 12 March 2017 Canadiens Oilers 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 Stars Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 16 March 2017 Bruins Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 18 March 2017 Canucks Oilers 8:00 PM
Monday, 20 March 2017 Kings Oilers 7:00 PM
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Oilers Ducks 8:00 PM
Thursday, 23 March 2017 Oilers Avalanche 7:00 PM
Saturday, 25 March 2017 Avalanche Oilers 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 Kings Oilers 7:00 PM
Thursday, 30 March 2017 Sharks Oilers 7:00 PM
Saturday, 1 April 2017 Ducks Oilers 8:00 PM
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 Oilers Kings 8:30 PM
Thursday, 6 April 2017 Oilers Sharks 8:30 PM
Saturday, 8 April 2017 Oilers Canucks 8:00 PM
Sunday, 9 April 2017 Canucks Oilers 7:00 PM