Stanley Cup Champions 1988
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Champions 1988
1988 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner - Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Dave Hannan, Craig MacTavish, Keith Acton, Mike Krushelnyski, Glenn Anderson, Esa Tikkanen, Geoff Courtnall, Jari Kurri, Craig Simpson, Normand Lacombe, Kevin McClelland, Kevin Lowe, Steve Smith, Jeff Beukeboom, Randy Gregg, Charlie Huddy, Craig Muni, Marty McSorley, Bill Ranford, Grant Fuhr
Head Coach / General Manager / President - Glen Sather
Assistant Coach - John Muckler
Assistant Coach - Ted Green
Assistant General Manager - Bruce MacGregor
Team Owner - Peter Pocklington
Trainer - Barrie Stafford
Assistant Trainer - Lyle Kulchisky
Chief Scout - Barry Fraser
The 1988 Stanley Cup Finals was between the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins. The Oilers would win the series 4–0 in five games; game four was abandoned due to a power failure at the Boston Garden with the score tied 3–3 and replayed.
The Finals pitted the Oilers' offensive juggernaut against the Bruins' more balanced team. The Oilers showed their defensive prowess, surrendering just 9 goals in the four completed games. Ray Bourque was physical in defending against Gretzky, but that would not ground the Great One on his way to claiming his second Conn Smythe Trophy and setting playoff records with 31 assists in just 18 games, and 13 points in the Finals series. Gretzky would also score the series winning goal in game 5, at 9:44 of the second period.
After the Oilers won the 1988 Stanley Cup, Wayne Gretzky, wanted a picture on the ice with all the players, and all non-playing members including management, coaches, trainers, scouts, locker room assistants. This tradition has been followed by each Stanley Cup winning team since. The team picture tradition after winning a championship is also followed by most Hockey championship teams at all levels around the world.