Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach
Craig MacTavish
Notes: In his 9th season as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers...has career NHL coaching record of 280-233-97 (.539) in 610 games...coached his 600th career NHL game in 3-2 OT win at San Jose (Dec. 6)...is 2nd on Oilers all-time coaching records in games, wins, losses, ties/overtime losses and winning pct...tied with Minnesota Wild head coach, Jacques Lemaire, for the 3rd longest tenure among NHL coaches...both MacTavish & Lemaire began their streak of nine seasons with the same team in 2000-01 and trail only Buffalo's Lindy Ruff (12 seasons) & Barry Trotz of Nashville (11 seasons)...his 280 wins & 610 games are 12th among active NHL coaches...named the Oilers 8th head coach on June 22, 2000.



Goaltenders

32 Mathieu Garon G
(gair-AH)
6'2'', 207 01/09/1978 ( 30 ), Chandler, QC, CAN 8 NHL / 2 EDM Season
Last Win: DEC 5, 2008 @ LOS ANGELES (3)
Last Shutout: FEB 4, 2008 vs CALGARY (29)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton on July 3, 2007.
Notes: Last Game: Dec. 30/08 vs Ottawa (L. 3-2; 58:29, 3 GA, 25 SHA, 22 SVS)
Montreal's 2nd choice, 44th overall, in 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
CAREER OILERS STATS: 60 GP, 31-26-1, 2.81 GAA, 4 SHO, 3373 MIN, 158 GA
CAREER NHL STATS: 198 GP, 91-82-13, 2.83 GAA, 14 SHO, 10933 MIN, 515 GA
CAREER PENALTY SHOTS: Stopped 5 of 7, including 1 of 3 as an Oiler. Last - Oct. 12/08 vs Colorado (Milan Hejduk scored at 10:00 of 3rd period)
Last Win: Dec. 5/08 at Los Angeles (W. 5-4 SO; 65:00, 4 GA, 36 SHA, 32 SVS)
Last Loss: Dec. 30/08 vs Ottawa (L. 3-2; 58:29, 3 GA, 25 SHA, 22 SVS)
Last Shutout: Feb. 4/08 vs Calgary (W. 5-0; 24 saves)
Last Shootout: Dec. 5/08 at Los Angeles (Won 5-4; 2-3 saves-shots)

2008-09 RECORD: 5-8-0 (Home 3-4-0; Away 2-4-0; Overtime 1-0)
Starts: 12 (5-7-0); Relief Appearances: 1 (0-1-0)
SHOOTOUT RECORD: 2008-09: 1-0 (2 Saves - 3 Attempts; .667 save pct.)
Career: 16-4 (56 Saves - 69 Attempts; .667 save pct.)
Season Highs
- Goals: 6, Oct. 25 at Vancouver (L. 6-3)
- Shots: 36, Dec. 5 at Los Angeles (W. 5-4 SO)
- Saves: 33, Oct. 15 at Anaheim (W. 3-2)
- Is 5-8-0 with 3.36 GAA (40 GA, 714:47 MIN) & .885 save pct. (348 SHA-308 SVS) in 13 GP.
- Made 1st start since Dec. 16 in a 3-2 loss (22 saves) vs OTT (Dec. 30).
- Suffered 9-2 loss vs Chicago (Dec. 16), allowing 5 GA on 21 shots before being relieved by Dwayne Roloson at 12:26 of 2nd period.
- Had a two-game winning streak (2-0-0; Dec. 3-5) ended with 2-0 loss vs Florida (Dec. 11).
- Won 5-4 SO at LAK (Dec. 5). Was his first shootout win of season and is now 11-0 in shootouts as an Oiler.
- Made 23 saves in 5-2 win vs Dallas (Dec. 3) for his 4th win of season. The win ended a five-game losing streak (0-5-0; Oct. 23-Nov. 20) & the game was his first since Nov. 20 at Detroit & first start since Nov. 6 at Pittsburgh.
- Relieved Dwayne Roloson vs Detroit (Nov. 20) for 1st appearance since Nov. 6 at Pittsburgh & suffered the loss in a 4-3 defeat.
- Needs 9 wins for 100th career NHL victory & 2 GP for 200th NHL game.

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
13
715
5
8
-
0
0
40
3.36
308
0.885
Career
198
10933
91
82
3
10
14
519
2.85
4902
0.904


35 Dwayne Roloson G
ROH-loh-suhn
6'1'', 180 10/12/1969 ( 39 ), Simcoe, ON, CAN 11 NHL / 4 EDM Season
Last Win: DEC 28, 2008 vs NASHVILLE (1) Last Shutout: DEC 13, 2008 vs VANCOUVER (7)
How Acquired: Obtained by Edmonton on March 7, 2006 from Minnesota Wild in exchange for the Oilers 1st round choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional draft choice.
Notes: Last Game: Dec. 31/08 at Calgary (L. 6-4, 58:58, 5 GA, 1 EN, 36 SHA, 31 SVS)
Career Oilers Stats: 150 GP 59-64-18, 2.79 GAA, 6 SHO, 8563 MIN, 398 GA
Career NHL Stats: 419 GP 148-180-61, 2.60 GAA, 23 SHO, 23,632 MIN, 1026 GA
CAREER PENALTY SHOTS: Stopped 6 of 8, including 2 of 2 as an Oiler
Last Win: Dec. 28/08 vs Nashville (W. 5-2; 60:00, 2 GA, 30 SHA, 28 SVS)
Last Loss: Dec. 31/08 at Calgary (L. 6-4; 58:58, 5 GA, 1 EN, 36 SHA, 31 SVS)
Last Overtime Loss: Dec. 19/08 vs Anaheim (L. 3-2 SO; 64:38, 2 GA, 36 SHA, 34 SVS)
Last Shutout: Dec. 13/08 vs Vancouver (W. 3-0; 23 SVS)
Last Assist: Mar. 15/08 at Phoenix (PPA)
Last Shootout: Dec. 19/08 vs Anaheim (Lost 3-2; 2 saves - 3 shots)

2008-09 RECORD: 9-6-3 (Home 4-1-3; Away 5-5-0; Overtime: 1-3)
Starts: 19 (9-6-3); Relief Appearances: 1 (0-0-0; 1 ND)
SHOOTOUT RECORD: 2008-09: 0-2 (5 Saves - 8 Attempts; .625 save pct.)
Career: 9-12 (58 Saves - 86 Attempts; .674 save pct.)
Season Highs:
- Goals 5, Twice; Dec. 31 at Calgary (L. 6-4) & Nov. 5 at Columbus (L. 5-4)
- Shots: 43, Dec. 6 at San Jose (W. 3-2 OT)
- Saves: 41, Dec. 6 at San Jose (W. 3-2 OT)
- Is 9-6-3 with a 2.72 GAA (51 GA, 1127:08 MIN) & a .918 save pct. (619 SHA-568 SVS) in 20 GP.
- Needs 2 wins for 150th NHL victory.
- Played his 150th career Oilers game at Calgary (Dec. 31) and allowed a season-high 5 GA in a 6-4 loss.
- The loss at CGY (Dec. 31) ended his three-game winning streak (3-0-0; Dec. 22-28).
- Made 28 saves in 5-2 win vs NSH (Dec. 28), 26 saves, including 13 in 3rd periiod, in 3-2 win at VAN (Dec. 26) & made 27 saves in a 4-2 win vs Phoenix (Dec. 22).
- Made 23 saves in 3-0 win vs Vancouver (Dec. 13) for 1st shutout of season, 6th as an Oiler & 23rd of NHL career. The win was his first on home ice this season.
- Has started 6 of last 7 games games (Dec. 17-31) & is 3-2-1.
- Since Nov. 15 he has appeared in 14 of 20 games, starting 13 of them.
- He is 7-4-2 in the 13 starts & has allowed 2-or-less goals in 10 of the 13 starts.
- Faced season-high 43 shots & made season-high 41 saves in 3-2 OT win at San Jose (Dec. 6), ending the Sharks nine-game winning streak.
- Played his 400th career NHL game in 3-0 loss at Chicago (Oct. 22).
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
20
1127
9
6
3
3
1
51
2.72
568
0.918
Career
419
23632
148
180
42
19
23
1026
2.60
10305
0.909