As the New York Islanders search to create cap space and improve their club a few names are on the trade block. Most of the names on the list we are well aware of. Guys like Nick Leddy, Leo Komarov, and Thomas Hickey are easy names to include on the team’s trade block.
But now it seems Jordan Eberle can be added to the list of names that Lou Lamoriello is shopping on the trade block. According to The Fourth Period, Eberle and his contract is also on the list of names the Isles are looking to move.
New York Islanders have Jordan Eberle on the trade block
According to Pagnotta, not only is Eberle being made available around the league but it seems that the Isles have been in talks with St Louis about some sort of swap with Eberle and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Of course, that’s not a one-for-one swap, but talks have started where they go from here is still unclear.
Eberle still has three years left on his contract that carries a $5.5 million cap hit. He’s owed $7 million in salary this season with another $4.75 million and $3.75 million in the following two years.
Some Islanders fans may have thought that Eberle had a down year but with 16 goals and 33 points over 55 games in 2020-21that puts him on pace for 22 goals and 49 points through a full season.
Eberle is still a solid top-six player for a team that has gone to back-to-back semi-finals. In both runs, Eberle put up nine goals and 25 points through 41 games a pace that matches his regular-season production.
Originally brought in to play on Tavares’ wing, Eberle formed a better on-ice relationship with Mathew Barzal. Since acquiring him in 2017, Eberle is fifth in points with 169 points in 272 games. Only Barzal, Bailey, Lee, and Nelson have more production than number 7.