Just a handful of Oilers/Flames players were born before the last Battle of Alberta

May 16 2022, 9:46 pm

It’s been more than three decades since the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames faced off in the Stanley Cup playoffs and it got us wondering just how many players on each team were even born before their last matchup in 1991.

We mean Connor McDavid, Johnny Gaudreau, Leon Draisaitl, Jesse Puljujärvi, Matthew Tkachuk and so many more players weren’t even born yet. Incredible!

Go ahead and take a gander through the old school crew that were just kids and little babies way back in 1991 and who are now vying against each other on their path to the Stanley Cup.

Flames Players

Trevor Lewis


  • Born: January 8, 1987
  • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Milan Lucic


  • Born: June 7, 1988
  • Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, CAN

Mikael Backlund


  • Born: March 17, 1989
  • Birthplace: Vasteras, SWE

Christopher Tanev


  • Born: December 20, 1989
  • Birthplace: Toronto, ON, CAN

Jacob Markstrom


  • Born: January 31, 1990
  • Birthplace: Gävle, SWE

Michael Stone


  • Born: June 7, 1990
  • Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, CAN

Ryan Carpenter


  • Born: January 18, 1991
  • Birthplace: Oviedo, FL, USA

Oilers Players

Mike Smith


  • Born: March 22, 1982
  • Birthplace: Kingston, ON, CAN

Duncan Keith


  • Born: July 16, 1983
  • Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, CAN

Derek Ryan


  • Born: December 29, 1986
  • Birthplace: Spokane, WA, USA

Kris Russell


  • Born: May 2, 1987
  • Birthplace: Caroline, AB, CAN

Derick Brassard


  • Born: September 22, 1987
  • Birthplace: Hull, QC, CAN

Mikko Koskinen


  • Born: July 18, 1988
  • Birthplace: Vantaa, FIN

Kyle Turris


  • Born: August 14, 1989
  • Birthplace: New Westminster, BC, CAN

Zack Kassian


  • Born: January 24, 1991
  • Birthplace: Windsor, ON, CAN

So, there you have it. If you are a little curious as to what the world looked like back during the 1991 Stanley Cup playoff matchup between the Oilers and Flames, we got you covered.

Here’s the full schedule breakdown between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers:

Game 1 —Wed., May 18, Edmonton at Calgary,  7:30 pm MT
Game 2 — Fri., May 20, Edmonton at Calgary,  8:30 pm MT
Game 3 —Sun., May 22, Calgary at Edmonton, 6 pm MT
Game 4 —Tues., May 24, Calgary at Edmonton, 7:30 pm MT
Game 5 —Thurs., May 26, Edmonton at Calgary, TBD
Game 6 —Sat., May 28, Calgary at Edmonton, TBD
Game 7 —Mon., May 30, Edmonton at Calgary, TBD

Games will be broadcast on Sportsnet and CBC.

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