After playing sightseer, autograph-seeker, and wing on the fourth line, Jordan Eberle said his first trip to the NHL's all-star game was an experience he won't soon forget.

While his teammates scattered to sunnier destinations, the Edmonton Oilers sophomore headed to Ottawa. Fitting really. In his draft year, the class of 2008 headed to Scotiabank Place.

One year after the Oilers selected Eberle in the first round, he returned to the rink for the 2009 world junior championship, and helped Canada capture gold.