Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team. The Edmonton Oilers are members of the Western Conference’s Northwest Division of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Oilers were recognized in 1971, with the team playing their first season in year1972 as one of 12 founding franchises of the World Hockey Association (WHA). The club renamed itself as the Alberta Oilers with an intention to represent the whole province, when the Calgary Broncos a fellow World Hockey Association founding franchise in (Alberta) relocated to Cleveland, Ohio. Though, the team returned using the name “Edmonton Oilers” for the preceding year. The Oilers subsequently joined the National Hockey League in the year 1979 as among the four franchises introduced through the NHL merger with the WHA. The Oilers are now the only remaining World Hockey Association team playing in their home city.
After joining the National Hockey League, the Edmonton Oilers quickly moved on to win the Stanley Cup on five occasions i.e. 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990. As one of the prominent NHL teams of the 1980s, the Edmonton Oilers of this era has been honored with "dynasty" status by the Hockey Hall of Fame.