Jordan Eberle

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Jordan Eberle
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Eberle with the Islanders in 2018
Born (1990-05-15) May 15, 1990 (age 28)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
National teamFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2008
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2009present

Jordan Leslie Eberle (born May 15, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

Canadians citizens of Canada

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Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

Winger, in the game of ice hockey, is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. They typically work by flanking the centre forward. Originally the name was given to forward players who went up and down the sides of the rink. Nowadays, there are different types of wingers in the game — out-and-out goal scorers, checkers who disrupt the opponents, and forwards who work along the boards and in the corners. They tend to be bigger than centreman and smaller than defenseman.

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During his four-year junior career with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he won the CHL Player of the Year Award in 2010, the Doc Seaman Trophy as the scholastic player of the year in 2008 and was a two-time First Team East All-Star in 2008 and 2010. In his second season in the NHL, Eberle was named to the All-Star Game and led the Oilers in goal- and point-scoring.

Regina Pats ice hockey team of Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada

The Regina Pats are a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League. The Pats are based out of Regina, Saskatchewan and the Brandt Centre is their home arena. The Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world that have continuously operated from their original location and use the same name. They began operations in 1917. They were originally named the Regina Patricia Hockey Club, after Princess Patricia of Connaught, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of the Governor General. The team name was also associated with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, named for the same Princess, to the point that Pats sweaters still bear the regimental badge and "PPCLI" flash as a shoulder patch. In 2017 the club celebrated its 100th anniversary. Games are broadcast on 620 CKRM radio.

Western Hockey League sports league

The Western Hockey League (WHL) is a major junior ice hockey league based in Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. The WHL is one of three leagues that constitutes the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada. Teams play for the Ed Chynoweth Cup, with the winner moving on to play for the Memorial Cup, Canada's national junior championship. WHL teams have won the Memorial Cup 19 times since the league became eligible to compete for the trophy. Many players have been drafted from WHL teams, and have found success at various levels of professional hockey, including the National Hockey League (NHL).

CHL Player of the Year

The CHL Player of the Year award is given out annually to the player judged to be the most outstanding in the Canadian Hockey League. It is selected from three most valuable players of the respective leagues; the Red Tilson Trophy of Ontario Hockey League, the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy of the Western Hockey League.

Internationally, Eberle has competed for Canada in two World Junior Championships, winning gold and silver in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He was named Tournament MVP and Best Forward at the 2010 World Junior Championships and is tied with Brayden Schenn as Canada's second all-time leading scorer at the tournament with 26 points. Both are 5 behind Eric Lindros' 31 points. TSN named him the best Canadian World Junior Player ever, being the only player to have earned points in all 12 career games played, the longest career scoring streak in team history by five games. [1]

Canada mens national junior ice hockey team

The Canadian men's national under-20 ice hockey team is the ice hockey team representing Canada internationally in under-20 competition. Their primary participation in this age group comes at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Championship, held annually every December and January. The team also participates in various exhibition matches and occasional exhibition series, such as the 2007 Super Series against their Russian counterparts, an eight-game exhibition series commemorating the 35th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series.

2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2009 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2009 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, was the 33rd edition of the IIHF World U20 Championship and was hosted in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Games were held at the Ottawa Civic Centre and Scotiabank Place. The tournament set a record for WJC attendance at 453,282. Canada won the gold medal for a record-tying fifth consecutive time.

2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2010 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships, was the 34th edition of World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was hosted by Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, from December 26, 2009, to January 5, 2010. Saskatoon had hosted the tournament once before, in 1991. The medal round, as well as all Canada's preliminary round games, took place in Saskatoon at the Credit Union Centre. The arena underwent renovations and upgrades before the 2010 tournament, including an increase in capacity. Other games were played at the Brandt Centre in Regina, which also received upgrades. In addition, pre-tournament exhibition games were held in other towns and cities throughout the province as well as Calgary, Alberta. In the gold medal match, the United States defeated the pre-tournament favourites and host country Canada 6–5 in overtime on a goal by John Carlson to win their second gold medal and first since 2004, ending Canada's bid for a record-breaking sixth consecutive gold medal.

Hockey career

Minor

Eberle played novice with Hockey Regina's tier-1 Kings and amassed 216 goals over sixty games in 1999–2000. [2] He went on to play Bantam AAA for the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, as a fourteen-year-old. [3] After being selected by his hometown major junior team, the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL), in the seventh round (126th overall) of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft, [4] [5] Eberle joined the midget ranks with the Calgary Buffaloes of the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL). He won a bronze medal with the Buffaloes at the 2006 Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament, scoring two goals in the bronze-medal game against the Prince Albert Mintos. [6] He helped his team qualify for the 2006 Telus Cup national midget championship, where the Buffaloes lost a 5–4 triple-overtime game in the final against the Mintos. [7] Eberle scored a goal in the losing effort [8] and was awarded the Most Sportsmanlike Award for the tournament. [7]

Minor hockey is an umbrella term for amateur ice hockey which is played below the junior age level. Players are classified by age, with each age group playing in its own league. The rules, especially as it relates to body contact, vary from class to class. In North America, the rules are governed by the national bodies, Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, while local hockey associations administer players and leagues for their region. Many provinces and states organize regional and provincial championship tournaments, and the highest age groups in Canada and USA also participate in national championships.

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame building in Saskatchewan, Canada

Athol Murray College of Notre Dame is a private, independent, co-educational boarding high school rooted in the Catholic tradition and open to students of all faith backgrounds. Athol Murray College of Notre Dame is committed to developing young men and women to become purposeful leaders with virtuous character. Athol Murray College of Notre Dame is located in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was founded by the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis in 1920 as St. Augustine school when they established Notre Dame of the Prairies Convent. The school was later renamed to honour the contributions of Father Athol Murray. A noted, stained glass window honours 67 of the college's alumni who died in World War II.

Wilcox, Saskatchewan Village in Saskatchewan, Canada

Wilcox is a village in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Regina Pats

Eberle debuted with the Pats in 2006–07, scoring 55 points and a team-high 28 goals as a rookie. He added two goals and seven points in six games against the Swift Current Broncos in the opening round of the 2007 WHL playoffs, but was sidelined for the entirety of the second round against the Medicine Hat Tigers with a virus. [9] Eberle started his second major junior season by earning WHL Player of the Month honours for October 2007, totalling sixteen goals and 26 points over sixteen games for the Pats. [10] He had missed two games early in the season with tonsillitis, before scoring a hat trick in his return on October 6, 2007, against the Moose Jaw Warriors. [11] Eberle later represented Team WHL against Russia in the 2007 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in late November. [12] Midway through the season, he was chosen to compete in the 2008 CHL Top Prospects Game in Edmonton. [13]

The 2006–07 WHL season was the 41st season for the Western Hockey League. Twenty-one teams completed a 72-game season. The Everett Silvertips won the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy, after having the best record in the WHL during the regular season. The Medicine Hat Tigers won the President's Cup, defeating the Vancouver Giants in seven games. The Giants captured the 2007 Memorial Cup as tournament hosts, defeating the Tigers in the championship game.

Swift Current Broncos ice hockey team

The Swift Current Broncos are a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League. Founded during 1967 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the Broncos played seven seasons before relocating to Lethbridge from 1974 to 1986 as the Lethbridge Broncos. The Broncos then returned to Swift Current, and have played there since 1986, at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex.

Medicine Hat Tigers ice hockey team

The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) who play out of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1970. The team has won two national Memorial Cups, five WHL League Championships and seven Division Titles, and continues to rally for the Cup annually. Starting in the 2015–16 season, the Tigers have begun play at the Canalta Centre after forty-five seasons at the Medicine Hat Arena. They had a sell-out streak at The Arena dating back 197 games.

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Eberle with the Pats during the 2009-10 season.

Eberle finished 2007–08 with a team-high 42 goals and 75 points. His 42 goals accounted for one-fifth of his team's scoring and marked the first time a Pats player hit the forty-goal mark since Matt Hubbauer scored 48 in 2001–02. [9] It also tied for fourth in league scoring with Drayson Bowman of the Spokane Chiefs. [14] He was selected to the WHL East First All-Star Team and received the Doc Seaman Trophy as WHL Scholastic Player of the Year (beating out defenceman Jared Cowen of the Spokane Chiefs). [15]

The 2007–08 WHL season was the 42nd season of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The regular season began on September 20, 2007, and ended on March 16, 2008. The WHL Playoffs began on March 21, 2008, and ended on May 7, 2008.

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Eberle had started the 2007–08 season ranked seventh among WHL skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's preliminary rankings for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. [16] At mid-season, he was ranked 24th among North American skaters, [17] then dropped to 33rd in the NHL CSS's final rankings. [5] Director of NHL Central Scouting E. J. McGuire described Eberle as a scorer whose strengths are his skating and stickhandling. [18] He was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Edmonton Oilers. Having grown up in Regina, Eberle was a childhood fan of the Oilers, even after his family moved to Calgary at fourteen years old. [19] After being selected, he commented in an interview, "If I had to pick one pick, [the Oilers] would have been it." [19]

Eberle competed in his second ADT Canada–Russia Challenge for Team WHL in 2008. [20] After completing the 2008–09 WHL season with a team-leading 74 points in 61 games, [21] Eberle was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Oilers on March 23, 2009. [21]

Competing for a roster spot with the Oilers in the 2009 training camp, Eberle was one of the final cuts. [22] He was returned to the Pats on September 27, 2009, [22] and reeled off 25 points in twelve games to be named WHL Player of the Month for September and October. [23] He was named to Team WHL for the 2009 Subway Super Series (formerly known as the ADT Canada–Russia Challenge) and was selected as an alternate captain to Pats teammate Colten Teubert for Game 5. [24] Eberle finished the 2009–10 WHL season second in league scoring with 106 points in 57 games (one point behind Brandon Kozun of the Calgary Hitmen in eight fewer games) and was a unanimous selection to his second WHL East First All-Star Team in three years. [25] He was the first member of the Pats to score 50 goals and record 100 points since Ronald Petrovický during the 1997–98 season. Eberle finished his career with the Pats seventh all-time in franchise goal scoring with 155 and twelfth in points with 310. [26] Eberle was named the Regina Pats Player of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and the Most Popular player after the 2009–10 season. [27] Despite the Pats' disappointing season as a team, Eberle was selected as the winner of the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as WHL Player of the Year, defeating Western Conference nominee Craig Cunningham of the Vancouver Giants. [28] He was later named CHL Player of the Year, beating out the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) nominees Tyler Seguin and Mike Hoffman, respectively. [29] It marked the third time that a Pats player won the award, after Ed Staniowski in 1975 and Doug Wickenheiser in 1980. [29]

In recognition of his outstanding junior hockey career, the Pats retired Eberle's number 7 on December 5, 2012. [30]

Edmonton Oilers

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Eberle in October 2010

Soon after signing a professional contract with the Oilers in 2009, Eberle was assigned to the teams' minor league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL), for the remainder of the 2008–09 season. He scored his first professional goal in his third game with the Falcons, a 4–3 loss to the Portland Pirates, on March 29, 2009. [31] He went on to tally three goals and nine points in nine games. Eberle was again assigned to the Falcons after finishing the 2009–10 season with the Pats. [32] He notched six goals and 14 points in the Falcons' last 11 games of the regular season.

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Eberle in 2012

Eberle made his NHL debut with the Oilers on October 7, 2010, against the Calgary Flames. [33] He recorded his first goal, on the penalty kill in the third period, deking past defenceman Ian White on a two-on-one before scoring on a backhand deke past goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. [33] The goal was later voted by fans as the NHL's Goal of the Year on the League's Facebook page, [34] as well as Play of the Year on The Sports Network's website. [35] He later added an assist on the powerplay, taking a shot that deflected off teammate Shawn Horcoff's shinpads. The Oilers went on to win the game 4–0. [33] Eberle was named the first star of the game. [36] Later in the season, Eberle suffered a high ankle sprain after colliding with opposing forward Aleš Kotalík during a game against the Flames on January 1, 2011. [37] While sidelined with the injury, he underwent an unrelated emergency appendectomy four days later. [38] [39] Missing 13 games with his ankle injury, he returned to action in early February. [40] During a game against the Vancouver Canucks late in the season, on April 5, Eberle received a hit to the head from opposing forward Raffi Torres. While Eberle was not injured on the play, Torres received a four-game suspension for the hit. [41] [42] Eberle finished the season with 43 points (18 goals and 25 assists) in 69 games, leading his team in scoring and ranking sixth among league rookies. [43] Though the Oilers finished with the worst record in the NHL for the second straight year, expectations remained high in Edmonton for the future of the team, as Eberle's success as a rookie was matched by the performance of fellow first-year forwards Taylor Hall and Magnus Pääjärvi. [44]

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Eberle in February 2015

During his second NHL season, Eberle sustained a sprained knee after colliding with Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn during a game on January 7, 2012. At the time of the injury, Eberle was among the league's top scorers and six points behind the league's leader. [45] Despite his success, he was left off the 2012 NHL All-Star Game roster, which was selected while he was sidelined. [notes 1] Several members within the Oilers organization were outspoken regarding the omission, including captain Shawn Horcoff and Head Coach Tom Renney, to which the League replied that Eberle would have been selected had he not been injured. [46] By January 19, Eberle returned to the Oilers line-up after missing four games. [47] Five days later, he was nonetheless named as an All-Star replacement for the injured Mikko Koivu. [48] [49] Eberle was selected to Team Chara as part of the All-Star Fantasy Draft and went on to record an assist in the squad's 12–9 win against Team Alfredsson. [50] The following month, Eberle recorded his 100th career NHL point on February 21, 2012, with a goal and two assists in a 6–1 victory over the Calgary Flames. [51] He finished his second NHL season leading with a team-leading 34 goals, 42 assists and 76 points. [52] Among league scorers, he ranked 16th in goals and points. [53] The Oilers continued to struggle as a team, however, and finished 14th in the Western Conference with 32 wins and 74 points. [54]

On April 23, 2012, Eberle was nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, along with the Florida Panthers' Brian Campbell and the New York Islanders' Matt Moulson. [55]

On August 30, 2012, Eberle signed a six-year, $36 million contract extension with the Oilers. [56]

During the 2012–13 NHL lock-out, Eberle played for the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL and at the time the lock-out was resolved, Eberle was leading the league with 25 goals and 51 points. This led Eberle to become AHL Player of the Month for two consecutive months.

On February 11, 2016, in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Eberle scored his first career NHL hat-trick. All three goals were assisted by Connor McDavid. This also happened to be the final hat-trick scored at Rexall Place. [57]

New York Islanders

On June 22, 2017, following a poor performance in the 2017 playoffs, Eberle was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome. [58]

International play

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Canada
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2010 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2008 Russia
Representing Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta
Canada Winter Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Canada

Eberle represented Alberta at the 2007 Canada Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. He notched two goals and an assist in the bronze medal game against British Columbia in Alberta's 4–3 win. [59] He finished the tournament with six goals and five assists in five games played to place eighth in tournament scoring. [60] Several months later, Eberle played for Team Canada's under-18 team at the 2007 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, but failed to register a point as Canada was kept from a medal. [61] He continued with the national under-18 team the following year at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships in Russia. He began the tournament by earning player of the game honours with a two-goal effort in the first round-robin game against Germany—a 9–2 win for Canada. [62] [63] He later notched two goals and an assist in an 8–0 gold medal game win to help Canada to their first tournament championship in five years. [64] Eberle finished the tournament with ten points in seven games, second in team scoring to Cody Hodgson.

In his third WHL season, Eberle was selected to the Team Canada's under-20 team for the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa, Ontario. In the semi-finals, on January 3, 2009, Eberle was named player of the game [65] after scoring two goals and the shootout-winner against Russia in a 6–5 win. Eberle dramatically scored his second goal of the night with just 5.4 seconds left in regulation to force extra time and the eventual shootout, in which he shot first and scored. [66] Defeating Sweden 5–1 in the final, Eberle helped Canada to a record-tying fifth straight gold medal and was named by the coaching staff as one of the team's best three players. [67] At the conclusion of the tournament, Eberle was third in tournament scoring with 13 points (six goals, seven assists). [68]

The following year, Eberle was named to his second national junior team for the 2010 World Junior Championships in his hometown Regina, Saskatchewan. He was selected as an alternate captain to Patrice Cormier along with fellow returnees Colten Teubert, Alex Pietrangelo and Stefan Della Rovere. [69] He was named player of the game against Switzerland in the second game of the round-robin—a 6–0 win—with a five-point game (one goal, four assists). [70] [71] Two games later, he scored two goals in regulation (one of which began a two-goal comeback late in the third period) and one in the shootout against the United States in the final game of the round-robin to earn his second player of the game honour of the tournament. [72] Canada later met the United States again in the gold medal game. Down 5–3 with three minutes to go in regulation, Eberle scored twice to force overtime. [73] His tying goal with 1:35 left made him Canada's all-time leading goal scorer in the tournament with 14 goals, passing John Tavares' mark set the previous year. [73] Canada eventually lost in overtime, earning silver and ending their five-year gold medal streak. [74]

At the conclusion of the tournament, Eberle finished tied for the tournament lead in goals with André Petersson of Sweden and was second in points to Derek Stepan of the United States. [75] He was voted as the Most Valuable Player and Top Forward. [73] He was also named to the tournament All-Star Team by the media and named one of Canada's top three players by the coaches. [76] Three days after the gold medal game, Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco proclaimed January 8, 2010, as "Jordan Eberle and Colten Teubert Day" in the city for their efforts in the tournament. [77]

On April 16, 2010, Eberle was named to Team Canada as an alternate for the 2010 IIHF World Championship held in Germany. [78] After injuries to Ryan Smyth and Steven Stamkos in the preliminary round, he debuted with Canada's men's team on May 14, 2010, against Norway. Eberle scored a goal and assisted on three others to earn the Player of the Game Award in a 12–1 Canadian victory. [79] He played in three more games without any points as Canada finished in seventh place with a loss to Russia in the quarter-final. [80]

Following his NHL rookie season, Eberle joined the Canadian men's team for the second consecutive year for the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. During the preliminary round, Eberle scored a goal in a contest against Switzerland to be named player of the game. [81] [82] In a game against the United States during the qualifying round, Eberle scored in a shootout, helping Canada to a 4–3 win, while also temporarily tying them for the lead in their pool. [83] Canada went on to top their pool, but lost 2–1 in the quarter-final against Russia for the second consecutive year. [84] Scoring four times over seven tournament games (no assists), Eberle tied for second in team goal-scoring, behind John Tavares. [85]

At the 2015 World Championships, where Canada won the gold medal for the first time since 2007 with a perfect 10-0 record, Eberle finished second in scoring with 5 goals and 8 assists, one point behind tournament leader Jason Spezza. [86]

Personal life

He was born to Darren and Lisa Eberle in Regina, Saskatchewan. [87] His dad coached him on his minor hockey teams growing up. [7] He has two sisters, Ashley and Whitney, and a younger brother, Dustin. [88] He attended high school at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan, before moving to Calgary, Alberta, at age 15 with his parents and three siblings. [87] He returned to Regina to play junior hockey for the Regina Pats and attended Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School during the hockey season. [15] He went on to graduate from Bishop O'Byrne Senior High School in Calgary in June 2008. [15]

Eberle has a cousin, Derek Eberle, who also played junior for the Pats from 1990 to 1993. [7] His brother Dustin was drafted by the Pats in the 12th round, 248th overall, of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft. [89]

Eberle has been in a relationship with Lauren Rodych since high school. [90] They became engaged in the summer of 2016. The couple got married on July 22, 2017, in Calgary, Alberta. [91]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2005–06Calgary Buffaloes AMHL 311420346117188
2006–07 Regina Pats WHL 662827553262572
2007–08 Regina PatsWHL704233752052467
2008–09 Regina PatsWHL6135397420
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 93694
2009–10 Regina PatsWHL57505610632
2009–10 Springfield FalconsAHL1168140
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6918254322
2011–12 Edmonton OilersNHL7834427610
2012–13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL3425265110
2012–13 Edmonton OilersNHL4816213716
2013–14 Edmonton OilersNHL8028376518
2014–15 Edmonton OilersNHL8124396324
2015–16 Edmonton OilersNHL6925224714
2016–17 Edmonton OilersNHL8220315116130222
2017–18 New York Islanders NHL8125345921
NHL totals588190251441141130222

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2007 Canada IH18 4th40002
2008 Canada U18 Gold medal icon.svg746100
2009 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg667132
2010 CanadaWJCSilver medal icon.svg685134
2010 Canada WC 7th41340
2011 CanadaWC5th74040
2012 CanadaWC5th84480
2013 CanadaWC5th80552
2015 CanadaWCGold medal icon.svg1058130
Junior totals231818368
Senior totals371420342

Awards

Major junior
WHL Player of the MonthOctober 2007
October 2009
WHL East First All-Star Team 2008, 2010 [25]
Doc Seaman Trophy (WHL scholastic player of the year) 2008
Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL player of the year) 2010
CHL Player of the Year 2010 [29]
Retired Number2012 [30]
NHL
NHL All-Star Game 2012
AHL
CCM/AHL Player of the Month (Nov 2012) 2012
CCM/AHL Player of the Month (Dec 2012) 2012
International
World Junior Player of the GameSemifinal vs. Russia, 2009
Round robin vs. Switzerland, 2010
Round robin vs. United States, 2010
Final vs. United States, 2010
World Junior Top Three Player on Team Canada 2009, 2010
World Junior All-Star Team 2010
World Junior Best Forward 2010
World Junior MVP 2010
World Championship Player of the GameQualifier vs. Norway, 2010
Preliminary vs. Switzerland, 2011
Other
Saskatchewan Sport Male Athlete of the Year2010 [92]

Notes

  1. Traditionally, injured players deemed worthy of the NHL All-Star Game were named to the roster nonetheless and later replaced. [46]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Keith Aulie
Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy
2008
Succeeded by
Stefan Elliott
Preceded by
John Tavares
World Junior Best Forward
2010
Succeeded by
Brayden Schenn
Preceded by
John Tavares
World Junior MVP
2010
Succeeded by
Brayden Schenn
Preceded by
Brett Sonne
Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
2010
Succeeded by
Darcy Kuemper
Preceded by
Cody Hodgson
CHL Player of the Year
2010
Succeeded by
Ryan Ellis
Preceded by
Riley Nash
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2008
Succeeded by
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson