It’s true. Edmonton Oilers right-winger Jordan Eberle has signed a six-year, thirty-six million dollar deal. For those of you who aren’t that good at math, or think that banana is spelled ‘bananna’, that averages out to six million a year. In a perfect world, at least. Just a week and a bit after fellow teammate-and-best-friend Taylor Hall signed his seven-year, forty-two million dollar contract, Eberle has his name on a deal that locks him down along with Hall as two of the Oilers core.
“Obviously, I’m pretty excited,” said Eberle on his new contract. “With Taylor getting his done last week, I was pretty anxious.”
“I’m happy to be an Oiler,” he added. While his deal was long, “it was a term that states that I want to be here for a while.”
Oilers GM Steve Tambellini is just as excited as Eberle (and me) about this new deal.
“I’m happy for the organization and I’m proud of Jordan because he deserves it,” Tambellini said. “He’s a young player, a young man that’s totally committed to what we’re trying to accomplish here. Now to have Taylor and Jordan both locked in for some time here with the Oilers, it feels pretty good.”
And they’re both going to be rollin’ in the dough.
So while this is another step in the right direction, I’d really appreciate it if it all started working out positively really soon.
Don’t we all?