SIGNING: Kraken Sign Prime Trade Candidate Jordan Eberle To Extension

Scratch one key trade candidate off the market, as the Seattle Kraken have agreed to a two-year extension with Jordan Eberle. 

It's a two-year, $9.5 million deal with a $4.75 million AAV. 

Eberle is about to play his 1,000th NHL game, and, fittingly, he'll do it with the team with which he was an original expansion season member. 

The top-six winger has been a consistent creator of offence off the rush, and with a bit of a push, could be on his way to his 3rd straight 20-goal season with the Kraken. He sits at 14 goals, 23 assists and 37 points in 58 games, along with a plus-minus rating of +10.

Eberle, on an expiring contract and potentially heading to unrestricted free agency, was a prime candidate on all the trade boards making the rounds, and several teams were in conversations with Seattle to see if they could acquire the forward, particularly the Edmonton Oilers, who were hoping to add Eberle to their top six.

In 14 NHL campaigns, Eberle has recorded eight 20+ goal seasons, and has 296 goals and 695 points in 998 games. Before becoming an original Kraken, he had spent his entire career with the Edmonton Oilers (7 years) and the New York Islanders (4 seasons).

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