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.