Player of the Week - Jordan Eberle
Jordan Eberle is, without a doubt, one of the key young additions to the Oilers roster.
The youth-movement is in full swing in Edmonton as the 2010-11 NHL season gets underway and forward Jordan Eberle is, without a doubt, one of the key young additions to the Oilers roster. With Taylor Hall and Magnus Paarjarvi joining him as freshmen in the lineup, the young-core in Edmonton could be as strong as any in the league. Eberle, in particular, is a perfect fit in Oil-town, as he is not only a dynamic and highly-skilled player, but also hails from Western Canada and will be someone that young Oilers fans can look up to and identify with. His first week with the Oilers produced some solid numbers, as he registered 2 points in 2 games, with a +2 rating. These totals include a highlight-reel short-handed goal that is already being mentioned as a goal-of-the-year candidate. After seeing his dangle-abilities during the NHLPA Rookie Showcase, it is without a doubt that this is not the last time that Jordan will score a goal this season that will have fans jumping out of their seats!
- 2 points in first 2 games of the 2010-11 season (1 goal & 1 assist)
- A solid +2 rating over those games
- Highlight-reel, short-handed goal against inter-province rival, Calgary Flames
- A key-member of the Oilers youth-movement, a group that includes Eberle, Taylor Hall and Magnus Paajarvi
- Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA on May 15, 1990
- Played his minor hockey with in Regina and Calgary and also attended the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan where current NHLPA members like Vincent Lecavalier & Brad Richards once studied and played.
- Drafted by and starred in the junior ranks with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League
- Played on back-to-back Canadian entries in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in 2009 & 2010, capturing a gold & silver medal, respectively
- Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1st round, 22nd overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
- Played his first NHL game on October 7, 2010 against the Calgary Flames