The New York Islanders have improved their offense by acquiring Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. No additional salary or assets will be involved. The deal was first reported by Darren Dreger of TSN.
The 27-year old forward is one of the most consistent offensive wingers in the game. He has recorded 20 goals for the fifth time in his career and registered 51 points this season.
However, Eberle had a dreadful playoff run this past season by only recording two points (zero goals). He was set to be a trade candidate after that performance that also resulted in him falling out of favor with the coaching staff and playing less than 13 minutes in three of the final four games (with the other going to overtime).
Finally, the Islanders will have Eberle through the end of the 2019 NHL Season. He will make $6MM a season. The Islanders hope trading for Eberle will help give them a chance on re-signing John Tavares. Tavares wants help on the first line and he got help in Eberle.