The Regina Pats Hockey Club has announced it will retire the jersey of former Pat and CHL Player of the Year, Jordan Eberle, October 9th when the Pats host the Portland Winterhawks at the Brandt Centre.
Ranking thirteenth on the team’s all time scoring list, Eberle played for the Pats from 2006-2010 and scored 155 goals and added 155 assists. Jordan also suited up for 19 games with Canada’s Under-18 and World Junior teams where he tallied 18 goals and 18 assists for a total of 36 points.Regina Pats President, Brent Parker, on Eberle’s time in Regina, “His on ice accomplishments are well documented with the Pats, Canada’s National programs and now in the NHL, but for me it was the class with which he conducted himself off the ice and in our community that separates him from others and truly makes him one of the best Pats of all time. Jordan epitomizes what we want our players to be and what we want our organization to be about. It was special to watch him grow up over his time with the Pats. There’s no doubt he’s very deserving of this honor.”
“It’s definitely an honour to be up there and for Jordan it’s obviously well deserved”, says Edmonton Oilers Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger. “Here’s a kid who’s getting his jersey retired and he’s only 22 years old. Any time you can have your jersey retired in junior hockey at that age; it speaks volumes of his performance.