10/31/2013 7:29 AM
Throwback Thursday presented by The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant: Jordan Eberle.
Jordan Eberle – a first-round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers in 2008 – played his first 20 professional games with the Springfield Falcons. At the end of the 2008-09 season, Eberle joined the Falcons after playing 61 games with the WHL’s Regina Pats and posted nine points (three goals, six assists) in nine games. In a similar situation in 2009-10, the Regina, Saskatchewan native recorded 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 11 games with Springfield. Eberle won the WHL Player of the Year “Four Broncos Trophy” and was also named the CHL Player of the Year, given to the most outstanding player between the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.
In 2010-11 and 2011-12, the 5-foot-11, 184-pound forward played exclusively for the Edmonton Oilers, posting a combined 119 points (52 goals, 67 assists) in 147 games and earning All-Star Game selections both years.
During the NHL lockout in 2012, Eberle began the 2012-13 season with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons. In 34 games before rejoining the Oilers, Eberle notched 51 points (25 goals, 26 assists) in only 34 games with Oklahoma City and earned back-to-back Player of the Month honors for November and December. After the new collective bargaining agreement was reached and NHL play resumed, he posted 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) in all 48 of Edmonton’s regular-season games.