June 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Updated: June 20, 2018 1:02 pm

Edmonton Oilers kick off pre-season against Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Kris Russell (4), defenceman Oscar Klefbom (77) and centre Connor McDavid (97) celebrate a goal against the San Jose Sharks during second period NHL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday March 14, 2018.

Jason Franson, The Canadian Press

The Edmonton Oilers will get their season started with a pair of games on the road, the team announced on Wednesday.

The pre-season schedule shows the Oilers will be in Calgary to take on the Flames on Sept. 17 before heading to Vancouver to face the Canucks on Sept. 18.

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The first home game will be Sept. 20, when the Winnipeg Jets come to Rogers Place.

The Oilers will be heading overseas for one exhibition game. The team heads to Cologne, Germany on Oct. 3 to take on the Deutsche Eishockey Liga’s (DEL) Cologne Sharks.

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Ticket information for individual pre-season home games will be released in July.

On Wednesday, the Oilers announced the regular season home opener would be Oct. 18 against the Boston Bruins.

Full pre-season schedule:

Sept. 17 @ Calgary Flames
Sept. 18 @ Vancouver Canucks
Sept. 20 vs Winnipeg Jets
Sept. 23 @ Winnipeg Jets
Sept. 25 vs Vancouver Canucks
Sept. 27 vs Arizona Coyotes
Sept. 29 vs Calgary Flames

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