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NEW YORK ISLANDER FAN CENTRAL: Eberle Five Year Extension
#Isles Transaction: @jeberle_7 has agreed to terms on a five-year contract.
Details: https://t.co/f4K4QwuPe3-- New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) June 14, 2019
Will comment when know the money, but they needed a right wing. Want Lee signed.
NY Post: Rangers, rivals set to battle for Jets' Jacob Trouba at steep cost
The Rangers and Islanders are among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, The Post has learned, with the Devils also in the chase.
Trouba, the 25-year-old impending restricted free agent for whom the Jets are soliciting offers, would slide into the right side of the first pair for either club. But his acquisition would come at a steep cost, both in terms of personnel going the other way in a trade package and the long-term contract Trouba would command.
Winnipeg, according to several sources, has yet to give permission to inquiring clubs to speak with Trouba's agent, Kurt Overhardt, about a contract.
Fansided: New York Islanders Changing Narrative Surrounding Franchise
Brick by brick the desirability of the New York Islanders as a franchise that players want to play for is being reset. For the longest time, the Islanders haven't been a destination for players. They just didn't want to come to Long Island. And why would they?
Over the last 25 years, the New York Islanders have made the postseason eight times, and have only won a playoff round twice. They've had arena issues. And the previous management group didn't seem to know what they were doing.
You'd think with John Tavares's decision to leave would have been a significant set back in the Isles ability to get back on track.
Lighthouse Hockey: Jordan Eberle Re-signs with New York Islanders for Five Years
In irrefutable proof that no one ever really has an idea what Lou Lamoriello is up to until he damn well wants you to know, the New York Islanders have reached a contract extension with unrestricted free agent-to-be Jordan Eberle.
It's a five-year contract that several including Pierre LeBrun are reporting has an average annual value (AAV) of $5.5 million per season.
That actually represents a drop in annual rate, as Eberle is coming off a $6 million AAV deal signed with the Edmonton Oilers. But it's a realistic move, since Eberle turned 29 last month and this contract will take him to his mid-30s.
Fansided: New York Islanders: 2 Buyout Options For 2019
The last time the New York Islanders used a buyout was 2013 when the Rick DiPietro contract finally came to an end. If the Islanders didn't buy him out he would still be under contract for this year and one more year, which is crazy considering he signed the deal back in 2006.
It's been six years since the last time the Islanders executed a buyout and honestly, it might not be a bad idea to reintroduce that option in 2019. Obviously, the number one choice everyone would love to buyout is Andrew Ladd.
The unfortunate part is the buyout saves the Islanders virtually nothing.
Fansided: New York Islanders Sign Jordan Eberle Five-Year Extension
Jordan Eberle is still a New York Islander. Lou Lamoriello surprised us all by having his New York Islanders sign Jordan Eberle to a five-year deal worth $27.5 million ($5.5 million AAV). This deal came as a major shock.
Everyone was talking about Anders Lee and Robin Lehner so much so that Jordan Eberle became an afterthought and it was assumed that he would hit the open market on July 1. It was also assumed that the Isles could likely only afford one of Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle.
That is no longer the case.
Newsday: Isles re-sign Jordan Eberle to a five-year deal
Jordan Eberle is returning to the Islanders.
The team announced on Friday the impending unrestricted free agent agreed to a five-year deal. Eberle's new contract is worth a reported $27.5 million with an annual average value of $5.5 million.
Eberle, 29, is coming off a six-year, $36-million deal he signed with the Oilers, who selected him 22nd overall in 2008. Eberle had 19 goals and 18 assists in 78 games in his second season with the Islanders after being acquired for Ryan Strome on June 22, 2017. But he had four goals and five assists in the Islanders' eight playoff games with a goal in each game of their first-round sweep of the Penguins.
ESPN.com: Eberle re-signs with Islanders for 5 years
The New York Islanders have re-signed winger Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract before he could reach free agency next month, the team announced Friday.
TSN reports that Eberle's deal has an average annual value of $5.5 million.
In 2018-19, Eberle had 19 goals and 18 assists in the final season of a six-year, $36 million contract he signed with the Edmonton Oilers. He added four goals and five assists in the postseason as New York reached the conference semifinals.
Eberle's best offensive season came in his second year in the league, when, as a 21-year-old Oiler, he scored 34 goals and added 42 assists.
Newsday: Jordan Eberle sees in Islanders what John Tavares could not
Eleven months and 13 days after the Islanders heard a player give them a seemingly devastating "No," they received a surprising and emphatic "Yes." Jordan Eberle, whom the team once saw as a terrific complement to John Tavares, chose to stay with the organization that Tavares left. In Eberle's case, the Islanders and the Island made a believer out of him.
Credit that to a whole new view, from the inside and out, on the franchise since last July 1. Eberle was seen by many hockey experts as the free agent most likely to leave and he chose to stay, and not just for a little while.
RT @NHLNetwork: 5 more years with the @NYIslanders for @jeberle_7!He spoke with #NHLTonight about the deal. https://t.co/dRxEQywjkr
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Free Agents: Jordan Eberle Re-Signs With The New York Islanders
Eberle signs extension with Islanders
Cap Friendly: The New York Islanders have signed forward Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract extension worth $27.5 million - a $5.5 million salary cap hit.
2019-20: $5.25 million base salary and a $2 million signing bonus
2020-21: $4.75 million
2021-22: $7M million
2022-23: $4.75 million
2023-24: $3.75 million
Eberle will get a full no-trade clause for the first two years. He'll have a modified/16 team no-trade clause for years three through five.
Arthur Staple: Five years at $5.
Newsday: NHL mock draft 2019
Hughes or Kakko?
Whoever the Devils don't pick at No. 1, the Rangers surely will grab at No. 2.
The first round of the NHL Draft will be Friday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, with rounds two through seven conducted on Saturday at the Canucks' home rink. The Devils won the draft lottery for the second time in three years and will pick first. The Rangers, who own two first-round selections, moved up to second.
The Devils must decide between Florida-born center Jack Hughes of the U.S. National Team Development Program - all indications are he will be New Jersey-bound - or Finnish right wing Kaapo Kakko, who intensified the debate over who should go No.
Were excited to see a lot more of this from @jeberle_7 for the next 5 years. https://t.co/casY7MVRXb
NY Post: Islanders cross off one big task with five-year Jordan Eberle deal
The Islanders have kept their man, or at least one of them.
GM Lou Lamoriello started off free agency by signing Jordan Eberle to a five-year deal worth $5.5 million annually. The second-line winger produced 37 points for the Islanders last season (19 goals and 18 assists), helping the team surpass expectations to reach the postseason.
A former All-Star, Eberle's production dropped in the 2018-19 season from 59 points the prior season, though four goals and nine points during the Islanders' two-round playoff run was enough that the Islanders wanted to bring back the 29-year old.
With captain Anders Lee, Valtteri Filppula and goaltender Robin Lehner also hitting free agency, among others, the focus now turns to them.
Elite Sports NY: New York Islanders sign Jordan Eberle to an economical 5-year deal
Jordan Eberle proved that not only is Long Island a great place to live, but a premiere destination to play as well. He will remain with the New York Islanders for the next five years per Islanders PR. The deal is worth $5.5 million AAV according to Pierre LeBrun of TSN.
The Stanley Cup was freshly awarded to the St. Louis Blues and barely 24 hours later, the Isles were already working towards next season. This move can help the Isles counteract the high prices on the 2019 free agency market.