Another soon-to-be free agent is off the board.
The New York Islanders and forward Jordan Eberle have agreed to a five-year extension to keep him in Long Island according to the team. The deal runs through the 2023-24 season and has a total value of $27.5 million. He will carry a $5.5 million cap hit for the entirety of the contract.
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In his two seasons with the Islanders, Eberle has totaled 44 goals and 52 assists over 159 regular season games. He had four goals and nine assists in eight playoff games this year for the Islanders.
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Eberle spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Edmonton Oilers. The 29-year-old was drafted 22nd overall by Edmonton in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. With the Oilers, he tallied 157 goals in 509 games including a career-best 34 during the 2011-12 season. His second in the league.
After losing John Tavares to the Maple Leafs last offseason, the Islanders knew they were in for another busy offseason after a surprise playoff run in 2018-19. General manager Lou Lamoriello had a to-do list that included re-signing new captain Anders Lee, goalie Robin Lehner, and Eberle. Now, with time before the start of free agency, he can check Eberle off that list.