Islanders, Eberle Agree On 5-Year Deal

Ryan Chatelain
June 14, 2019 - 3:13 pm

The Islanders prevented another one of their impending free agents from hitting the open market Friday, agreeing to terms on a five-year deal with right wing Jordan Eberle.

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The contract is worth $27.5 million, or an average annual value of $5.5 million, TSN reported.

The Islanders acquired Eberle, now 29, in a June 2017 trade with the Edmonton Oilers. In his second season in New York, he registered 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists) for a team that reached the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Jordan Eberle
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Over his nine-year career, Eberle, the 22nd overall pick in the 2008 draft by Edmonton, has 382 points (165 goals, 217 assists). 

"I think if you look at my year ... it was definitely up and down obviously," Eberle told reporters during a conference call Friday. "Wasn't a great start, and it really wasn't until February that I really got it going and I thought anyways took my game to another level and into the playoffs. And it was really from that moment on that I wanted to get something done and be a part of the Islanders. I liked what we had going. I liked obviously the coaches, the GM. I liked where their mindset was at."

Last month, Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello re-signed center Brock Nelson, who also was set to become an unrestricted free agent, to a six-year, $36 million contract. Other Islanders slated to hit free agency this summer include center and captain Anders Lee, center Valtteri Filpuula and goalie Robin Lehner.