Eberle inks multi-year contract extension.

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed forward Jordan Eberle to a six-year, $36 million contract extension, effective 2013-14. The deal is worth an average annual cap hit of $6 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Coming on the heels of Hall’s seven-year, $42 million deal, this signing is no surprise. Yes, it’s one year shorter in length, but folks shouldn’t read too much into that. It doesn’t mean the Oilers consider him a lesser player. Eberle’s numbers in his sophomore season (76 points) explains why the Oilers inked him to $6 million per, and I’d suggest his is a safer bet than Hall’s, as his injury history isn’t as severe. As always, time will tell if this was a good deal or not, but if he continues posting 70-plus point seasons, it will certainly be a worthwhile investment on a core player.

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5 Responses to Oilers re-sign Eberle.

  1. gravitymike says:

    So the league wants a cap of $58 mil and the Oilers just committed $12m to two players in the last few days, nearly 20% of the cap. How can this two diametric positions exist? Either you’ve got to refrain from handing out these contracts or there is another plan that the league has, and hasn’t shared with anyone yet.

    • Bruce says:

      Yeah, it’s called take more of the revenues from the players and have them help pay the revenue sharing as well.

  2. Capsfan says:

    Yet another contract that would not be allowed under the CBA proposal from the owners…

    • grant says:

      this is great for edmonton. sign a core group of young guys and surround them with good role players and thats what Chicago did, except for one thing….when it comes time Edmonton will still be able to sign Hopkins , yakupov, Gagner, and not have to tear their team apart!!

  3. JJB says:

    The latest CBA proposal took away the 5 year cap last I checked.

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