From The New York Islanders:
“The New York Islanders announced today that forward Jordan Eberle has agreed to terms on a five-year contract.
In the two seasons Eberle, 29, has played with the Islanders, he has scored 96 points (44 goals, 52 assists) in 159 games. The Regina, Saskatchewan native scored four goals, including the game-winner in Game 2 of the Islanders Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eberle also contributed five assists, for nine points in eight games during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.”
MY TAKE: For those of you who wanted Panarin…..Sorry? No one really saw this coming and I do believe Anders Lee will be resigning with the Isles over the next week, so they’re getting back the same team save for Filppula and Lehner as of this writing. I do expect a trade or two to be made around draft week, so there is that to look forward to, but it’s looking like the Isles are going to go with what works and allowing the kids to develop for as long as possible. I would dare say this may include 2018 first round pick Noah Dobson being returned to his junior team for another season, perhaps to build up more strength and physical maturity.
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