Which current NHL players do the NY Islanders wish they could have back?

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Jordan Eberle

The Isles may not have wanted to move on from Jordan Eberle but had little choice as the Seattle Kraken selected the Isles' winger during the expansion draft. Since his departure, Eberle has become one of the leaders on a young, mostly inexperienced Kraken roster. It was always likely Eberle would be taken by Seattle, as he or Josh Bailey always seemed the obvious choices.

During his time with the Isles, Eberle never really found that scoring touch he had in Edmonton but seemed to show up in big situations, especially during the playoffs. Last season, during the Kraken's run to the second round of the playoffs, knocking off the defending Stanley Cup Champion Avalanche, Eberle put up 63 points (20 goals, 43 assists), his most since 2014-15. With the scoring issues the Isles have had of late, Eberle is someone they wish they could take back.