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.
Jordan Eberle starting to settle in with Islanders
Sporting News | Sep 15