Draisaitl was selected third overall by the Oilers in 2013 while Nurse was taken by the team with the seventh-overall pick the following year and both have become integral to the team’s success.
Connor McDavid remains the captain — no surprise there — and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will wear an ‘A’ for a seventh season. Also, Adam Larsson is entering his third season as an Oilers alternate captain.
The Oilers finalized their roster with 14 forwards, seven blueliners and two netminders with Riley Sheahan, Kyle Brodziak, Logan Day and Joel Persson occupying spots on injured reserve.
Forwards: Josh Archibald, Colby Cave, Alex Chiasson, Leon Draisaitl, Markus Granlund, Gaetan Haas, Tomas Jurco, Zack Kassian, Jujhar Khaira, Connor McDavid, James Neal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Joakim Nygard, Patrick Russell
Defencemen: Ethan Bear, Matt Benning, Oscar Klefbom, Adam Larsson, Brandon Manning, Darnell Nurse, Kris Russell
Goalies: Mikko Koskinen, Mike Smith
The Oilers open the 2019-20 regular season Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks.