When Jordan Eberle arrived on Long Island, the scenery wasn’t anything that he had imagined. Four months since his trade to the Islanders, the 29-year-old is beginning to settle into his new environment.

“My impression isn’t really what I expected,” Eberle said. “You get traded to New York and you expect buildings and a city, but it’s really not like that [on Long Island]. It’s awesome.”

In June, the Edmonton Oilers shipped Eberle to the Islanders for Ryan Strome. The deal was not unexpected as the Oilers needed to make room for the mega-contracts that Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl later signed in the off-season. With Eberle set to earn $6 million in each of the next two seasons, he was the odd man out in Edmonton.

The move sends the Regina native from one of Canada’s largest cities to a suburb within Nassau County, NY, where Islanders players live and practice, even though they play their home games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.