NHL PLAYER, Jordan Eberle
Born May 15, 1990 -- Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Selected by Edmonton Oilers round 1 #22 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Jordan Eberle (born May 15, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
During his four-year junior career with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he won the CHL Player of the Year Award in 2010, the Doc Seaman Trophy as the scholastic player of the year in 2008 and was a two-time First Team East All-Star in 2008 and 2010. In his second season in the NHL, Eberle was named to the All-Star Game and led the Oilers in goal- and point-scoring.
Eberle made his NHL debut with the Oilers on October 7, 2010, against the Calgary Flames. A gifted goal scorer with puck-handling wizardry and an accurate wrist shot, Eberle quickly established himself as an offensive threat among Oilers forwards.
He recorded his first goal, on the penalty kill in the third period, deking past defenceman Ian Whiteon a two-on-one before scoring on a backhand deke past goaltender Miika Kiprusoff. The goal was later voted by fans as the NHL's Goal of the Year on the league's Facebook page, as well as Play of the Year on The Sports Network's website.
During his second NHL season, Eberle sustained a sprained knee after colliding with Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn during a game on January 7, 2012. At the time of the injury, Eberle was among the league's top scorers and six points behind the league's leader. Despite his success, he was left off the 2012 NHL All-Star Game roster, which was selected while he was sidelined. By January 19, Eberle returned to the Oilers line-up after missing four games. Five days later, he was nonetheless named as an All-Star replacement for the injured Mikko Koivu. Eberle was selected to Team Chara as part of the All-Star Fantasy Draft and went on to record an assist in the squad's 12–9 win against Team Alfredsson.
The following month, Eberle recorded his 100th career NHL point on February 21, 2012, with a goal and two assists in a 6–1 victory over the Calgary Flames. He finished his second NHL season leading with a team-leading 34 goals, 42 assists and 76 points. Among league scorers, he ranked 16th in goals and points. The Oilers continued to struggle as a team, however, and finished 14th in the Western Conference with 32 wins and 74 points. On April 23, 2012, Eberle was nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, along with Florida Panthers Brian Campbell and New York Islanders Matt Moulson.
On August 30, 2012, Eberle signed a 6-year 36 million dollar contract extension with the Oilers.
During the 2012–13 NHL lock-out, Eberle played for the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL and at the time the lock-out was resolved, Eberle was leading the League with 25 goals and 51 points. This led Eberle to become AHL Player of the Month for two consecutive months.
On February 11, 2016, Eberle scored his first career hat-trick against the Toronto Maple Leafs. All three goals were assisted by Connor McDavid. This also happened to be the final hat-trick scored at Rexall Place.
On June 22, 2017, Eberle was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome.
In his third WHL season, Eberle was selected to the Team Canada's under-20 team for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, Ontario. In the semi-finals, on January 3, 2009, Eberle was named player of the game after scoring two goals and the shootout-winner against Russia in a 6–5 win. Eberle dramatically scored his second goal of the night with just 5.4 seconds left in regulation to force extra time and the eventual shootout, in which he shot first and scored. Defeating Sweden 5–1 in the final, Eberle helped Canada to a record-tying fifth straight gold medal and was named by the coaching staff as one of the team's best three players. At the conclusion of the tournament, Eberle was third in tournament scoring with 13 points (six goals, seven assists).
The following year, Eberle was named to his second national junior team for the 2010 World Junior Championships in his hometown Regina, Saskatchewan. He was selected as an alternate captain to Patrice Cormier along with fellow returnees Colten Teubert, Alex Pietrangelo and Stefan Della Rovere. He was named player of the game against Switzerland in the second game of the round-robin—a 6–0 win—with a five-point game (one goal, four assists). Two games later, he notched two goals in regulation (one of which began a two-goal comeback late in the third period) and one in the shootout against the United States in the final game of the round-robin to earn his second player of the game honour of the tournament.
Canada later met the United States again in the gold medal game. Down 5–3 with three minutes to go in regulation, Eberle scored twice to force overtime. His tying goal with 1:35 left made him Canada's all-time leading goal scorer in the tournament with 14 goals, passing John Tavares' mark set the previous year. Canada eventually lost in overtime, earning silver and ending their five-year gold medal streak.
He would finish his WJC career as Canada's second all-time leading scorer at the tournament with 26 points, 5 behind Eric Lindros.
At the 2015 World Championships, where Canada won the gold medal for the first time since 2007 with a perfect 10-0 record, Eberle finished second in scoring with 5 goals and 8 assists, one point behind tournament leader Jason Spezza.
Eberle scores big goal in Islanders’ triumph November 27, 2017
Jordan Eberle scored the game-winning goal Saturday night, propelling the New York Islanders to a 2-1 defeat of the Ottawa Senators. The 27-year-old forward would go on to be named the 3rd star of the contest. Acquired in the offseason via trade from the Edmonton Oilers, the Regina-native has fit in nicely with his new club, tallying 17 points (9 goals, 8 assists) in 23 games, including 3 game-winning goals.
For more on Eberle and Saturday’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Teammates excited to play with Eberle August 11, 2017
The New York Islanders will have a new star forward in their ranks this season in the form of Jordan Eberle, and his teammates believe he will help them get to the next level. The 27-year-old has been a model of consistency in his 7-year career, never scoring less than 20 goals in a full, 82-game schedule. The Regina-native had his breakout season in 2011-12, when he tallied 34 goals and 42 assists in just 78 games for the Oilers.
For more on Eberle, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Eberle and Strome trade places in swap deal June 22, 2017
Jordan Eberle and Ryan Strome will find themselves on new teams this upcoming season, after being involved in a 1-for-1 trade on Thursday. Drafted 22nd overall in the 2008 Draft, the 27-year-old Eberle will move on to the New York Islanders after playing his first 7 NHL seasons with The Edmonton Oilers. There he amassed 382 points in 507 games, including a career-high 76 (34 goals, 42 assists) in the 2011-12 season. Strome, meanwhile, will be entering his 5th NHL season in 2017-18, six years removed from being drafted 5th overall in 2011. His best campaign came in 2014-15, where he tallied 50 points (17 goals, 33 assists) and a +23 rating in 81 games.
For more on Eberle and Strome, check out the nhl.com piece here.
Eberle shines in season finale April 10, 2017
Jordan Eberle recorded his second career hat trick last night, as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 5-2. He would go on to finish the contest with a game-high 5 shots on net and be named the game’s 1st star. The 26-year-old marksman ended the season on a high note, with 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) in his last 4 games. The hot finish also enabled him to attain the 20-goal mark, the 4th straight campaign he has reached that figure.
For more on Eberle and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here.
Eberle powers Oilers to victory January 04, 2016
Jordan Eberle scored twice—including the game-tying goal late in the 3rd period—as the Edmonton Oilers came from behind to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday. He would go on to be named the first star of the contest. The 25-year-old sharpshooter has tallied 5 points (2 goals and 3 assists) in his last four games.
For more on Eberle and Saturday’s game, check out the nhl.com story here.
Eberle leads the charge in overtime win December 10, 2015
Jordan Eberle was named the first star last night, in the Edmonton Oilers come-from-behind, overtime win over the San Jose Sharks. The Regina, Saskatchewan-native tallied a goal and an assist in the contest, and led all players in shots on net with 4. The talented winger is currently on a three-game point streak, registering 3 goals and an assist in that span.
For more on Eberle and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com article here.
Eberle makes his shots count like no other September 03, 2014
Jordan Eberle may be a lot of things, but one thing he is not is wasteful. The 24-year-old sniper put together another solid season last year (65 points in 80 games), leading the Oilers in goals (28) as well as shooting percentage (14%). Despite taking just 200 shots (65th in the league) in 2013-14, 78% of those shots were labeled as scoring chances, suggesting that he has an uncanny ability of getting into good shooting areas.
For more on Eberle, keep reading the blogs.edmontonjournal.com here.
Eberle comes up big in Oilers triumph March 12, 2014
After falling behind 3-0 to the Minnesota Wild in the 1st period, The Edmonton Oilers came all the way back to claim a 4-3, shootout win. Winger Jordan Eberle was front and center in the comeback, getting the primary assist on the Oilers first goal before scoring the tying goal with less than five minutes to play in regulation. The talented 23-year-old sniper was not done there, scoring again in the shootout to help lead his team to victory.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the edmontonjournal.com story here.
Eberle helps Oilers snap 6-game losing streak January 27, 2014
The Edmonton Oilers got back on track, Sunday, getting a much needed win over the Nashville Predators, 5-1. Jordan Eberle contributed to the Oilers attack with a goal and an assist, including the game-winning marker late in the first period. Despite another disappointing season for the Oilers, the 23-year-old right winger has once again been a consistent performer, putting up 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 53 games to date. Eberle has really turned it on of late, scoring 4 goals in his last 5 games.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the edmontonsun.com article here.
Oilers hold off Hurricanes behind Eberle winner December 11, 2013
After watching the Carolina Hurricanes storm back from a 4-1 deficit, The Edmonton Oilers avoided defeat last night, thanks to a Jordan Eberle overtime winning goal. The product of Regina, Saskatchewan added an assist in the first period while taking four shots on net. Eberle has been on a roll of late, putting up 4 points (two goals and two assists) in his last three contests.
For more on last night’s game, keep reading the espn.com recap here.
Subban, Stamkos among top names invited to Canada’s Olympic camp July 23, 2013
With the Sochi 2014 Olympics right around the corner, Hockey Canada announced their preliminary list of 47 players for the nation’s upcoming orientation camp in late August. Headlining that list is the newly crowned Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban, along with 2-time Maurice “Rocket” Richard award winner Steven Stamkos. Other notable invitees include: Drew Doughty, Jordan Eberle, Mike Green, Dan Hamhuis, Brad Marchand, James Neal, Corey Perry, Dion Phaneuf, Alex Pietrangelo, and Mike Richards.
For more on this story, keep reading the NHL.com piece here.
For more on Subban's reaction to being invited to the Olympic camp, check out the montrealgazette.com article here.
Stamkos, Schultz and Eberle impress in win over Sweden May 10, 2013
Steven Stamkos is not letting the disappointment of missing the NHL playoffs get to him. In four games thus far in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships, Stamkos leads the Canadian squad with 3 goals and 4 assists, tying him for first overall in the tournament.
The Lightning marksman was at it again last night, netting the winning goal in Canada’s 3-0 victory over Sweden. Earlier in the week, Stamkos racked up 4 points in a convincing, 7-1 rout of Norway.
Justin Schultz had one of his better games to date, assisting on Stamkos’ second-period, PP goal. The rookie blue-liner stood out, impressing with his puck distribution and vision on the ice.
Jordan Eberle had another solid game for Canada, setting up his linemates for numerous opportunities. The Oiler standout has 5 assists in 5 games thus far in the tournament.
For more on last night’s contest, keep reading the Edmonton Journal article here:
Eberle has really paid off March 08, 2013 – Edmonton, Alberta - Kady Hobbins, Hockey's Future, Writer
Having traded away their second and third round picks, it was pertinent that the Edmonton Oilers made their remaining 2008 draft selections count. This was Kevin Lowe's last NHL draft as the Oilers' General Manager and based on the 2008 draft class' overall success thus far, it appears that he chose a good quality group of prospects for his successor Steve Tambellini to work with.
Jordan Eberle has been a mainstay on the Oilers roster while teammate Teemu Hartikainen is reaping the benefits of his hard work in his first season as a regular contributor to the Oilers at the NHL level. Philippe Cornet continues to shine with the Oilers' farm team, the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL. The Oilers' remaining two picks from the 2008 class, Johan Motin andJordan Bendfeld, have unfortunately fallen off the prospect radar, but both were selected deep into the draft and were gambles at the NHL level.
For more on this story, click here.Source: Kady Hobbins, Hockey's Future, Writer