The Ten Best Oilers Right Wingers of All Time

The Edmonton Oilers have won five Stanley Cups in franchise history.  One of the main reasons is the oilers have been so successful is because they have had very dynamic forwards who knew what it took to win.  Instead of covering the forwards all at once I’ve decided to break them up into positions.  The article is about the great right wingers that Edmonton has had.

10.  Mark Napier – Napier only spent two and a half seasons with the Oilers but was a big piece of Edmonton’s Stanley Cup run in 1985.  After being acquired from Minnesota midway through the 85 season, Napier produced more than a point a game to end the regular season.  In the playoffs, Napier scored 10 points in 18 games.  During his short time as an Oiler, Napier scored 41 goals and registered 112 points.

9.  Fernando Pisani – Pisani didn’t make it to the Oilers until he was 26yrs old even though he was drafted by Edmonton at the age of 19.  Pisani spent seven years in Edmonton scoring 80 goals and assisting on 73 more.  His shining moment as an Oiler came in the 2006 playoffs when Pisani tallied 14 goals helping Edmonton to the Stanley Cup Finals.

8. Joe Murphy – Murphy spent three years with the Oilers in the early 90’s and managed to find the back of the net 69 times on his way to registering 169 points.  Murphy also stepped up huge for the Oilers in the playoffs scoring 45 points in 53 games including 14 in the Oilers Stanley Cup run in 1990.

7. Anson Carter – Carter spent parts of three seasons in Edmonton after being traded from the Boston Bruins in late 2000.  During his time as an Oiler Carter scored 157 points including 69 goals.  Carter was a huge part of the Edmonton power play finding the back of the net 29 times with a man advantage.

6. Bill Guerin – Guerin played for the Oilers from 1997 until he was traded to the Boston Bruins midway through 2000 for Anson Carter.  During Guerin’s three plus seasons as an Oiler he scored 79 goals and tallied 82 assists.  Guerin was also very proficient with the man advantage, scoring 36 of his goals on the power play.

5. Petr Klima – Klima spent four seasons with the Oilers during the early 90’s and also spent a partial season in Edmonton near the end of his career.  During his four plus seasons as an Oiler, Klima found the back of the net 119 times including 40 goals in the 1990-1991 season.

4. Blair MacDonald – MacDonald captained the Oilers when they made the transition from the WHA to the NHL.  During the Oilers first season in the NHL, MacDonald netted 46 goals and also added 48 assists and made the All-Star game.  MacDonald only spent another half season in Edmonton before being traded to Vancouver.  During his season and a half with Edmonton in the NHL, MacDonald scored 65 goals and added 72 assists to average more than a point a game.

3. Ales Hemsky – Hemsky was Edmonton’s first round pick in the 2001 NHL entry draft and has been with the Oilers ever since.  During Hemsky’s ten years in Edmonton, he has scored 133 goals and added 318 assists for 451 points.  Hemsky shined in the Oilers run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2006 when he scored 17 points in 24 playoff games.

2. Glenn Anderson – Anderson spent the first 11 years of his Hall of Fame career in Edmonton, helping to lead the Oilers to five Stanley Cups.  Anderson was top ten in the league in goal scoring in three of those seasons on his way to becoming a four time All-Star.  During his time as an Oiler, Anderson netted 417 goals and 489 assists for a total 906 points.  Anderson also found huge success in the Oilers playoff runs scoring 81 goals in 164 playoff games, including four seasons of at least ten goals.

1. Jari Kurri – Kurri was a fourth round pick by the Oilers in the 1980 entry draft and began finding the back of the net right when he got to Edmonton.  Kurri spent ten seasons as an Oiler making six All-Star games while helping to lead them to five Stanley Cups.  During his time at Edmonton he tallied 474 goals and 569 assists for a total of 1,043 points.  Kurri was named to the NHL all-Star first team two years and the second team three more.  For his efforts on the ice, Kurri was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.

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