Oilers to host reunion for Stanley Cup-winning 1983-84 team
The event will mark the first time that the entire 1983-84 roster has been together since it won the championship, the first in franchise history. Team president Kevin Lowe told Oilers television host Tom Gazzola that the idea for the reunion came from NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, who won his fifth of what became eight consecutive Hart Trophies that year.
The Stanley Cup was the first of five for the Oilers in a span of seven years.
The Oilers led the NHL with 446 goals and set a club record with 57 wins en route to finishing first in both the Smythe Division and the Campbell Conference.
Edmonton defeated the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Minnesota North Stars in the first three rounds of the playoffs before defeating the four-time defending champion New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup Final 4-1.
“It is going to be amazing to see everyone again, the first time we’ve all been together since 1984," Gretzky said in a statement. "I can’t wait to be in Edmonton and share stories and many great memories with our fans.”
The reunion will be open to the public, with ticket proceeds to be donated to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton.
- Ben Estes