Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jordan Eberle Traded To Islanders

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The Edmonton Oilers have traded Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Ryan Strome.

The former Regina Pat had 20 goals and 31 assists in 82 games iwth the Oilers last year, but in the playoffs, he only had two assists in 13 games.

The 26 year old is entering the 5th year of a 6 year, 36 million dollar contract.

Strome, who was the 5th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft, had 13 goals and 17 assists in 69 games last season and has 126 points in 258 career games with the Islanders, The 23 year old owns a $2.5 million cap hit and is entering the final season of a two-year deal.

With Leon Draisaitl becoming a restricted free agent on July 1 and Connor McDavid eligible to sign an extension, the Oilers were believed to be looking to add cap space this summer.

Eberle, a Regina, SK native, has played his entire career with the Oilers, originally drafted in the first round 22nd overall in 2008 and has scored 165 goals and 217 assists in seven NHL seasons.

Eberle has represented Canada eight times in his career, winning gold at the under-18 world championship (2008), world junior hockey championship (2009) and world hockey championship (2015).


Anonymous said...

He had his chances. I thought he'd be a 50-goal-man with McDavid but he refused to go to the right spot.

Anonymous said...

Tough to see Jordan go, but you could see it coming. He needs a fresh start!

Anonymous said...

Guy still got 20 goals in what was termed a bad year! At the end of the day, his salary is likely what is getting him traded as you have to give money to McDavid and Leon, but I think they could have gotten more.


Anonymous said...

Tavares has a winger and an incentive to stay in Long Island now!

Anonymous said...

Hate the oilers , they will never win a cup again rather see the leafs win