5 realistic trade deadline targets for the NY Islanders

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Jordan Eberle, RW, Seattle Kraken

This time, an actual former Islander, Jordan Eberle could be a player the Isles try to bring back for another playoff run.

Exposed in the Seattle expansion draft, Eberle became the Kraken's prize pick, finishing last season with 63 points (20 G, 43 A), his most since 2014-15 with the Edmonton Oilers.

After winning their first playoff series last season shocking the Colorado Avalanche in seven games, the Kraken have found it difficult to match last year's success, sitting nine points out of a Wild Card spot.

Eberle is in the final year of a 5-year, $5M AAV contract he signed with the Islanders. He has a 16-team, modified no-trade clause, but there's no reason to believe the Islanders would be part of his no-trade teams.

Lamoriello would need some of that cap to be retained by the Kraken to make a deal work, but Eberle has played with most of the current make-up of the Islanders roster and should take less time to mesh with his new teammates than others.