Top Five Right Wingers In Edmonton Oilers Franchise History

Jari Kurri #17, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
Jari Kurri #17, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /
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Jari Kurri #17, Edmonton Oilers
Jari Kurri #17, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /

Welcome back to the third edition of this series where we rank the five greatest players in Edmonton Oilers franchise history in each position. To this point, there have been two lists done so far, both on centers and left-wingers. Today, we will be looking at the final forward position, that being right-wingers.

While the all-time list for center featured some elite level, Hall of Fame class players, the left-wing list tailed off a bit. Though this list of right-wingers won’t be as strong as the center one was, however, it is a pickup from the left side and features multiple Hall of Famers. With that being said, here are the top five right-wingers in Oilers history.

5. Petr Klima

Though Petr Klima’s time with the Oilers was relatively short, he was able to put forth several memorable moments during his four seasons in Edmonton. The Czech forward was acquired in a trade early into the 1989-90 season that saw him, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves, and Jeff Sharples head to Edmonton in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Kevin McClelland, and a fifth-round pick.

He became a scoring threat immediately upon arriving in Edmonton, racking up 25 goals and 53 points in 63 games to finish out that season. In the playoffs that year, he scored one of the most memorable goals in Oilers’ history, a triple-overtime winner versus the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The most remarkable thing about the goal was that Klima had been benched since the second period, but was given a shot in the third overtime and made the most of it.

Klima continued to play for the Oilers through the 1992-93 season and was then traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for future considerations. He played in a total of 274 games with the Oilers, scoring 119 goals and 209 points.