Record: 49-27-6 104p (2nd in Pacific)
Playoffs: Lost in Conference Final to COL
D – Duncan Keith (Retired), F – Zack Kassian (Trade – ARI), G – Mikko Koskinen, F – Josh Archibald (PIT), F- Kyle Turris (Retired), G – Mike Smith (Injury)
G – Jack Campbell, F – Greg McKegg, G – Calvin Pickard, F – Mattias Janmark
Going into the 2022-23 season the Edmonton Oilers are going to look to see if they can replicate last season’s success that saw them get to the Western Conference Final for the first time with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. However, they’re going to have to do it without veterans Duncan Keith (retired), Mike Smith (injury), or Zach Kassian (traded). With the loss of Keith and Kassian they lose some of their grit, and with Keith especially, leadership and experience. Smith being injured left a massive hole in net, and with Mikko Koskinen heading back to Europe the Oilers needed to get some security in between the pipes. Enter Jack Campbell who will be looked to be the number one guy while Stuart Skinner and Calvin Pickard will vie to be Campbell’s backup.
The Oilers will be a playoff contender once again, but the big question will be in net and if Campbell is the real deal and worth the money they spent on him during the offseason. The Oilers have a legitimate chance of making it to the Stanley Cup Final this season.