The Edmonton Oilers are the most exciting young team in the NHL. Fresh off a Western Conference Finals appearance last season, the Oilers are primed for a Stanley Cup run in 2017-18. The Oilers have amassed a fantastic core of young talent, largely due to picking 1st overall in four of the last seven NHL amateur drafts. The Oilers are led by 20-year old captain, Connor McDavid, who is widely regarded as the new face of the NHL. Last season, McDavid was awarded the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP. McDavid led the NHL in scoring, notching 100 points in 82 games played. McDavid is surrounded by a cadre of young playmakers including Jordan Eberle, Leon Draisaitl, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Adam Larsson. The Oilers have a great mix of skill and toughness - veterans Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian are respectable secondary offensive options and provide a formidable physical presence.
In 2017-18, the Oilers will return to play their second season in Rogers Place. Constructed in 2016, Rogers Place is one of the premier new venues in the NHL. The city of Edmonton has done fantastic work in developing the surrounding area to include hotels, retail shops, and restaurants. In addition to hockey, Rogers Place will play host to concerts and other events. Rogers Place offers a fantastic selection of premium seating; Theatre boxes, Scotiabank Suites, and the Loge Ledge are popular premium experiences. Rogers Place also has two VIP clubs- the Sky Lounge and the Sportsnet Club. Both clubs are all inclusive with in-seat service and the Sky Lounge doubles as a post-game nightclub. The most popular suites in the arena will be the Scotiabank suites, located just above the lower bowl. Scotiabank Suites will seat 12-13 guests while offering the option of gourmet catering. Each suite has upscale furnishings, lounge seating, modern amenities, Wi-Fi access and 2 HDTVs.
Other high-profile events coming to Rogers Place include Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, One Republic, Lionel Richie, Coldplay, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events. No matter the occasion, a private luxury box at Rogers Place is a great way to entertain clients or watch an event with friends and family.