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The Edmonton Oilers' history reveals a remarkable series of accomplishments since the team began life as a charter member of the World Hockey Association in 1972/73. The Oilers have since evolved into one of the world's greatest teams and are a member of the National Hockey League. The Oilers’ legacy has left its mark on Edmonton, “The City of Champions”. The team’s commitment to the city and community goes further than the ice. In Edmonton, a city that lives for hockey, the Oilers give back both on and off the ice. Throughout their past the Oilers’ organization has taken part in numerous community events, school visits, and have contributed to a plethora of charitable associations proving their dedication to their city and their fans.
The Golden Years
The team has enjoyed a colourful history, having won the Stanley Cup numerous times. They took home the cup five times between 1984 and 1990, which has come to be known as the dynasty years. During the mid to late 1980s the Oilers dominated the National Hockey League with all-star players including Paul Coffey, Mark Messier, Grant Fuhr, and of course Wayne Gretzky, perhaps the most talented hockey player to ever lace up their skates.
Lets Go Oilers, Lets Go
The Edmonton Oilers’ legacy is alive and thriving in Alberta. In 2006, the Oilers entered the playoff season in top form and quickly climbed their way to the Stanley Cup finals against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Oilers were defeated in the finals, but remained winners in the eyes of fans who recognized the team’s heart and determination. The Oilers are truly a Canadian team with a talented roster and decorated past. Edmontonians everywhere looks forward to the Oilers’ promising future. Here We Go Oilers, Here We Go!!!