BROOKLYN (June 22, 2017) - The New York Islanders have acquired forward Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Ryan Strome.
Eberle, 27, scored 51 points (20 goals, 31 assists) in 82 games last season with Edmonton, marking his fourth-straight season with at least 20 goals. In 507 career NHL games with the Oilers, the Regina, SK, native has scored 382 points (165 goals and 217 assists).
"We're excited to add a proven offensive weapon like Jordan to our lineup," Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow said. "He brings speed and a knack for scoring not only consistently, but scoring big goals, in big games. Jordan brings leadership and experience into our room, qualities that will continue to help us build towards our goals of being a consistent playoff contendor and winning the Stanley Cup."
The Oilers selected Eberle in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2008 National Hockey League Draft. He made his NHL debut in 2010-11 and has been an alternate captain with Edmonton since 2012-13. Eberle scored a career-high 34 goals and 76 points in 2011-12 and was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
On the international stage, Eberle has represented Canada at five World Championships, winning gold in his most recent tournament in 2015. He also skated with Team Canada at two World Junior Championships, winning gold in 2009 along side John Tavares and Thomas Hickey. Eberle scored one of the biggest goals in the tournament's history, tying the semi-final game against Russia with five seconds remaining. Eberle and Tavares both scored in the shootout to send Canada to the gold medal game where they defeated Team Sweden. Eberle also played for Team Canada in 2010, earning a silver medal and taking home tournament MVP honors.
Strome, 23, scored 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 69 games with the Islanders last season. A native of Mississauga, ON, Strome has 126 points (45 goals, 81 assists) in 258 career games. The Islanders selected Strome in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.